Aug. 3

Brown Bag Lunch: How to Network

The Small Business Development Center and Attention Getters hosts “Springing Up Businesses Through Networking” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1260 Valley Street. To register, call 255-3844.

Aug. 4

Minding Your Business

Learn how to research starting or growing a business or how to find a job in Minding Your Business seminar from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. This class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites to help find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials, and more. For more information, visit

Aug. 6

Leading Edge course open house

The Small Business Development Center hosts “Leading Edge for Creative Industry Program Overview” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the SBDC building on UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. The Leading Edge course, also referred to as the “Entrepreneur Course,” is a 12-session course designed for entrepreneurs who want to start a new business or expand an existing business and need the skills to make it grow. Cost is $395. Call 255-3844 to register and prepay.

Aug. 7

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Start-Up Basics Workshop

SCORE hosts a free workshop to help entrepreneurs assess and document their business plans from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator, 3595 E. Fountain Blvd. room J2. This is the first in a series of six sessions. For more information and to pre-register, visit or call 636-3074. SCORE is a national volunteer association, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, providing free and confidential counseling and seminars to small businesses.

Safety seminar

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, the Better Business Bureau, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and Pinnacol Assurance are sponsoring a free quarterly safety seminar that zeros in on how to identify high-risk job tasks; ergonomic design lifting techniques; and strategies for safe-lifting program. The seminar is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. RSVP at

Aug. 8

Choosing the Right Business Structure

Ent Business Banking and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center host a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at 7350 Campus Drive, second floor, to discuss the differences between Sole-Proprietor, LLC, S-Corp and C-Corp. RSVP by calling 574-1100 ext. 6670 include your name, telephone number and number of attendees.

Aug. 9

State of the City

The State of the City luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Antlers Hilton Hotel. Mayor Steve Bach will discuss his first year in office as the city’s first strong mayor. He expects to speak about jobs, transforming city government and building community. Cost is $30 for chamber and EDC members and $40 for non members. For details email Sandy Wenger at by Aug. 8.


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Amber Baillie
A Colorado native, Amber Baillie graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. For over three years, she wrote for the Air Force Academy's official base newspaper and has written articles for Your Boulder and the Cheyenne and Woodmen Editions. For the Business Journal, she covers cyber, aerospace and defense, and nonprofit news.