Dec. 1

Time Management for Entrepreneurs

Tri-Lakes Business Incubator hosts the discussion from 3 to 4 p.m. at 14960 Woodcarver Road. The discussion focuses on a company’s unique challenges, getting off to a productive start and practical time management tips and tricks and is presented by Diane Snead, Type A Professional Organizers. Cost is $10 for TLBI members and $15 for non-members. Registration required. Contact Heather McEntee and 481-4877 ext. 100.

Year End Business Report

The Springs Masterminds Group, a business networking group, meets from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Aspen Pointe Café, in the new El Paso County Citizen Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road. The meeting will be an open discussion on what was successful and was not in 2011 and an outlook for 2012. RSVP to

Dec. 8

Don’t be left behind

The Tri-Lakes Business Incubator will host a seminar from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at 14960 Woodcarver Road to discuss “working smarter, not harder” with information on finance, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and other financial or administrative functions that will save money. The seminar is presented by Peak Performance Partners, and includes a free continental breakfast. Register at or call 481-4877 ext. 100.

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Dec. 13

Business tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a three-hour business tax class 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, taxpayers considering opening a business in Colorado, tax preparers consulting with Colorado clients on this topic, and those who need a refresher course on Colorado sales and use tax laws. For details, register at

Pikes Peak Library District hosts a number of business workshops at Penrose Library. All workshops are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit

Nonprofit Workshop — From Managing Toward Governing: Investing in your board to become high functioning and dynamic, 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 30. The workshop is designed for board members and executives to highlight the fundamental qualities and activities.

Investment Tools at Your Library: Learn what resources are available in print to help you become a better informed investor, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 3

Excel I: Learn the basics of Excel, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Registration is required by calling 389-8968.

PowerPoint I: Learn the parts of the PowerPoint screen and how to create a basic slideshow, from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Prerequisites: Word 2 and experience using a computer mouse and keyboard. Call 389-8968 to register.

Minding Your Business: Learn about resources to help you look for a job, start a business or grow the business you own or work for, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 8.