March 30th, 2020 Our Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) advises a large number of restaurant and food products businesses and entrepreneurs. We’re extremely fortunate to have two experienced restauranteurs as consultants, Tiffany Helton with Stuft Burger and John Verderame, veteran of several high-profile restaurants. Here are some of their experiences, comments, and suggestions for […]
On March 22nd, Governor Polis issues Executive Order D 2020 013, which ordered employers in non-critical businesses to reduce their workforce by 50%, unless they can self-certify compliance. The biggest question we are receiving is: How do I self-certify my business?
Just a few short months ago most of us were setting business goals for 2020, feeling optimistic and anticipating another year of growth. None of us knew at the time that our planning would be scuttled so early in the year by a global pandemic. The past couple of weeks in the U.S. has seen […]
Updated as of March 19, 2020, 2:05 pm Effective March 19, 2020, Colorado has been declared an eligible disaster zone. The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). All 64 Colorado […]
With the closure of local restaurant dine-in options, it’s more important than ever to utilize delivery services to help these businesses stay afloat, as well as the drivers who are often contract employees. If you’re doing your part and social distancing, there are still ways that you can support the local economy that provides our community with so much flavor! Many of the largest delivery services are stepping up to help people stay safe and support our local economy in big ways.
Updated as of March 23, 2020, 3:45 pm The Loveland Business Development Center in conjunction with the Colorado SBDC Network is here to help businesses who have been affected by recent disasters in Colorado including response to the current health crisis. Our consultants and partners including the SBA provide services to assist with disaster loan […]
Business Preparedness & Continuity Aikta Marcoulier March 11, 2020 Do you remember how it felt after Waldo Canyon Fire, the Black Forest Fire, and the floods following our regional disasters? If you were a small business, you might still be feeling the after effects. Recovery takes a long time, especially in a community that relies on […]
Considering expanding your business offerings or changing a procedure?Try the GEEC Method – Four simple questions that can help you stress-test an idea before implementation.
Made in Loveland is happening throughout the month of February! The month will consist of a series of talks, workshops, and great information for entrepreneurs. Whether you are already in business or are exploring your options, there’s bound to be some great information for you!
Kat Rico brings a wealth of experience to her role as Program Director, including 8 years as a local business owner. Through Silver Rose Retro, she created custom dresses with a vintage flair, did bridal alterations, and worked directly with her customers to bring their sewn creations to life. Kat has a strong operation and […]