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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 […]

FRCC-Supported Program Named a “Best Practice” by National Manufacturing Extension Partnership

The Small Manufacturer’s AdvantEDGE program—a first of its kind business assistance program—has been selected as a nationwide best practice. The program was singled out among economic development programs by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership—the manufacturing assistance arm of the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST). The AdvantEDGE program connects small manufacturing companies with industry experts […]

SBDC Helps Artist Learn How To Market Her Work

After 25 years in northern Colorado as a graphic artist, copywriter, and greeting card designer, Cydney Springer put down the computer mouse and took up an artist’s paintbrush. With two years of study under other artists and a lifetime of interest in painting, she set out to capture the beauty and awe of Colorado landscapes. […]

Cranknstein Perks Up Bicycle Shop Concept

Bicycles, beer, and coffee. Sounds like a slam-dunk concept for business success, especially in a bike-friendly, beer-brewing, coffee-drinking city like Fort Collins. But for Evan Rau and Susan Dalke, Cranknstein, their business on North College Avenue, success is a journey two years after opening. Coffee + Bicycles = Community. Evan started thinking about a bike-and-coffee […]

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