Aug. 12

Buzz with the Bs

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Business Network International will host a networking breakfast from 7:15 to 9 a.m. at the Colorado Springs Elks Lodge, 3400 N. Nevada Ave. Featured speaker is Jennifer Bowers of Rose Bridge Creations who will talk about grieving and loss. Cost is $12 with reservation or $15 at the door. Register at and enter code word, Buzz812.

Aug. 15

Peak Venture Group “Pitch Night”

Got an idea? Trying to launch your business? Want to see what other entrepreneurs are up to? Come hang with innovators at 5:30 p.m. at Jack Quinn’s, 21 S. Tejon St. The event is free.

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Aug. 16

Social media for small business

Mi Casa Resource Center and the Small Business Development Center will host a business training and networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the SBDC, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. The discussion is focused on social media utilization for small businesses and is free and open to the public. The training is led by Kevin Knebl, a professional speaker, author, trainer and advisor who works with Fortune 500 companies. RSVP to Liz Candelario at 719-542-0091 ext. 3 or

Aug. 16

Cyber security

The Tri-Lakes Business Incubator will host a free cyber security and social media seminar from 7 to 8 p.m. at the incubator, 14960 Woodcarver Road. The discussion will include attacks to data and tips on how to protect to protect against them. For details call 481-4877 ext. 100.

Aug. 18

Small-business fair

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in partnership with a number of Colorado organizations and agencies, will host a free Small Business Resource Fair from 10:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the downtown Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway. Representatives from various commercial lenders, federal prime contractors, business assistance organizations, local chambers of commerce, and government agencies will be available to answer questions relating to all aspects of starting, operating and growing a business. There will be workshops and panel discussions including, Starting a Small Business, Social Media, Doing Business with the Government and Lender’s Panel. For details, call Jeanette DeHerrera at 303-844-2607 ext. 226.

Aug. 24

Federal Census Fundamentals on HeritageQuest

Learn more about using this crucial resource 10:30 a.m. to noon at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Register online or by calling 531-6333, x2315.

Aug. 25

Peak Venture Group “Back to School Social”

Kick back and enjoy an evening with Colorado Springs’ business movers and shakers from 5 to 7 p.m. at SouthSide Johnny’s, 528 S. Tejon St. The event is free. RSPV required. For details, go to

Aug. 26

Nominations for the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame 2012 class will close Aug. 26. Nomination forms are available on the organization’s website, The hall inducts women of diverse backgrounds, from pioneers to politicians, educators to entrepreneurs, during a gala event held in their honor in March.

Aug. 30

Chamber luncheon

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, to introduce the Small Business Development Center’s new executive director Marcella Hurley. She will share her vision for the Small Business Development Center and small business growth in Colorado Springs. Cost is $24 for Chamber/SBDC members and volunteers and $34 for non members.

Sept. 21

Dept. of Revenue tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a tax class from 1 to 4 p.m. regarding the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes applicable to businesses conducting sales in Colorado. This class is for new businesses in Colorado and taxpayers considering opening a business. Pre-registration is required; go to

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center hosts the following workshops in August. All workshops are held at the main office, 2306 East Pikes Peak Ave. There is no charge to attend, but attendees must register at or call 667-3790.

Building a Basic Resume

This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to build a basic resume. Computer and Internet skills required. Must register online at

Federal Jobs: How to Apply

This workshop provides hands-on help with the complex federal job application process. Veterans have priority for this workshop. Register online at for veterans’ sessions.

Managing Stress

Drop in to decompress, gain perspective, and learn coping skills. No registration required.

Online Job Search and Applications

Learn online job search skills and application steps. Computer and Internet skills required. Register online at

Job Networking Groups

Ongoing job search and support on trends and leads

Job Search Group: 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays. No registration required.

50+ Job Seekers Group: 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays. No registration required.

Veterans: Regular session, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 11. Register online at for the Veterans session.