National Small Business Week Approaches – September 13 – 17, 2021!

To support our business community, the Loveland Business Development Center and Larimer SBDC are partnering to bring you some amazing events to grow your skills as a business owner, connect with other entrepreneurs and access business resources that are here to support YOU! Here’s a breakdown of all the great events we’ve got lined up […]

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Loveland Announces Citywide Patio Assistance Grant Program

LOVELAND, CO – February 24, 2021: The Loveland Downtown District and City of Loveland announced today the creation of a $26,000 fund to provide assistance to local businesses for outdoor dining programs as theyexperience indoor capacity reductions due to COVID-19. The Loveland Patio Assistance Program will provide grant funding of $500 per business to assist […]

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Awards Season at the LBDC

At the LBDC, we have an immense pool of talented consultants who contribute to the success of our clients and provide valuable insight as they work on their businesses. Every year they go above and beyond and in light of the challenging year that was 2020, we had more recognition that needed to happen than in other years. Without further ado, let’s shine a well-deserved spotlight on some of those who made an immense difference for us last year!

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Larimer County Level Up Program Approved

Larimer County’s “5 star” certified business variance program, locally known as the Level Up Program was approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office at 12:47 p.m. on December 23, 2020. Businesses in Larimer County can now apply for and upon approval, inspection and certification, operate at the capacities one level above the overall county position on the statewide COVID-19 Dial.

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“Level Up” aka “5 Star” Program in Larimer County Pre-Application Now Open

Last week Larimer County submitted for the “5 Star” certified business variance program, locally known as the Level Up Program. The 5 Star State Certification Program enables businesses that meet enhanced safety guidelines in qualifying counties to open at greater capacity. For this program to start in Larimer County, our application needs to be approved by the state and our regional COVID-19 case numbers need to continue to decline. The good news is that we expect to meet both of these conditions in the very near future, so we are asking interested local businesses to complete the Level Up pre-application process.

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Loveland Small Business Assistance Program – $750,000 in Aid for Impacted Small Businesses

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Larimer County, the state has imposed mandatory level red restrictions on our businesses and citizens. In order to help support City of Loveland small businesses that are currently enduring the effects of these restrictions, the City of Loveland has created a $750,000 fund to provide much needed relief to our hardest hit small businesses that operate within the city limits.

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New Colorado HR Compliance Laws for 2021

There will be a lot of ‘new’ happening when the ball drops at the stroke of midnight, ringing in 2021. New year. New administration. New regulations. New to-do lists. New resolutions. Some of these ‘news’ we know for sure, and some are still in the works. What isn’t new, is simplyHR wanting to make sure you are always in-the-know of the ‘new’! Here is the ‘new’ we know right now.

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