The Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Loveland Business Development Center will host free half-day bootcamps for local entrepreneurs.
After eight years as director of the Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Mike OConnell has announced his plan to retire at the end of the year.
The SBDC has nearly quadrupled the number of local businesses served under OConnell’s leadership.
The Small Business Development Center in Fort Collins helped local companies get $24.5 million in funding last year. Local businesses and their employees needed more support than ever during the pandemic in 2020—and the Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helped more than 1,200 area entrepreneurs weather the COVID storm. The Larimer team provided consulting […]
The Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will receive a $20,000 grant from the Fort Collins-based Blue Ocean Foundation. The funding will support the SBDC’s work with local small business owners, allowing the center to help more businesses in Larimer County. This is the largest non-governmental grant the center has received to date. The Larimer […]
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 […]
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 […]
A total of 59 Estes Valley businesses have received more than $2.1 million in disaster recovery grants through the efforts of the Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC), working in conjunction with the Estes Park Economic Development Corporation (Estes Park EDC). The grants awarded to Larimer County businesses represent more than 60 percent of the […]
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. […]