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FRCC Realigning Local Support for Small Businesses

Fort Collins, Colo. – Upcoming changes at the Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will benefit local businesses and the area economy. The SBDC provides street-smart business education, through free one-on-one confidential consulting, low-cost classes, and connection to useful resources. Out of 14 SBDC centers in Colorado, the Larimer center is consistently one of the […]

Credit vs. Non-Credit: What’s the Difference?

At Front Range Community College and many other colleges, some courses are for credit and some are non-credit. What’s the difference? Credit Classes When you see “credit,” think academics. At FRCC and elsewhere, most credit courses are applicable to a degree or certificate. Most, but not all. Classes below the 100 level may say they […]

North Metro Denver SBDC Wins Regional Excellence, Innovation Award

The North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC), housed and sponsored by Front Range Community College, is the SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award winner for a six-state region. The award recognizes the center’s efforts to assist small-business owners and the center’s innovative approach to serving small manufacturers throughout Colorado. Glenn Plagens, who has been […]

Larimer County Commissioners Support Small Business Development Center

Logo of the Colorado Small Business Development Center

Larimer County Commissioners have renewed their support of small business and entrepreneurship with a $20,000 grant to the Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The Larimer SBDC provided business assistance to over 1,300 clients in the past 12 months. This assistance consists of one-on-one free confidential consulting, a wide range of business workshops and classes, […]

New Program Targets Small Manufacturers with Help to Grow Their Businesses

A new grant-supported program could help Colorado manufacturers with fewer than 20 employees grow their businesses in state, national, or export markets. Called Small Manufacturer’s AdvantEDGE, the program leverages state and federal funding, along with a contribution from the manufacturer, to provide industry experts for coaching, consultation, and/or training based on the challenges each company […]

Larimer SBDC Releases 2015 Economic Impact Results

Logo of Small Business Development Center, Colorado Larimer county.

The Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) released its 2015 economic impact results, and related business education metrics.  “Our clients enjoyed sales increases of a record $9.0M, up 70% from 2014, “ said Mike O’Connell, Larimer SBDC Director. “It was an excellent and exciting year,” he added. Through its relationships with commercial banks, micro-lenders, and […]

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