On the Horizon – May 20, 2011

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May 20

PVG, MME Breakfast Panel

The Peak Venture Group and Middle Market Entrepreneurs will host a panel breakfast at 7 a.m. May 20 at Garden of the Gods Club.

The panel discussion will tackle the biggest questions facing Colorado Springs entrepreneurs:

Can you get the capital you need to grow?

Is there enough talent in the area to meet your needs?

Can you take your business to the next level and stay headquartered in the region?

For more information, visit peakventure.org.

June 3

Rockies Counseling Center open house

Members of the community can receive therapy at RCC for a flat fee of $25 with insurance.

A sliding scale is in place for individuals who have no insurance or limited ability to pay. Nobody is denied care based on ability to pay.

Open House begins at 4 p.m., Friday, June 3 at 555 East Pikes Peak Ave.

June 8

Basics of Bookkeeping

The Small Business Development Center will host a class about the basics of bookkeeping. This workshop is designed for the entrepreneur with little or no experience in business accounting and is taught by a local CPA. It will cover functions of record keeping; cash versus accrual systems; recording transactions; revenue, expenses, and depreciations; and accounts payable and receivable.

June 9

7th Annual Citizens Project Creating Community Breakfast

Citizens Project will host its 7th Annual Creating Community Breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m. June 9 at Mr. Biggs Event Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd.

Citizens Project promotes equal rights, diversity and religious freedom through separation of church and state and civic engagement. The event is free and open to the public.

RSVP by June 2 to bailey@citizensproject.org or (719) 520-9899.

June 9

Residential Rental Association

The Southern Colorado Residential Rental Association’s next meeting is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9 at Pueblo Convention Center.

Guest speaker will be Capt. Troy Davenport and he will be speaking on Code Enforcement.

Lunch is $20.00 and  is open to the public.

RSVP before noon on June 8.

For more information, call (719) 251-2257.

June 17

Funding Your Business

The Small Business Development Center will host a class for businesses looking for money to start or expand their business. Taught by a local banker, topics covered include business loans over $100K, micro loans, and SBA loans. The seminar will also explain the lending process and what lenders are looking for; organizing your loan proposal; how to negotiate a loan; identifying internal and external sources of money; and differentiating between equity and debt financing.

Register by calling (719) 255-3844.

June 25

Salvation Army 5K Run/Walk for Hope

The 3rd Annual Salvation Army 5K Run/Walk for Hope is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 25 at The Flying Horse Barefoot Park, 2324 Diamond Creek Drive.

A donation of $35 is suggested. A free T-shirt and water bottle will be offered to participants.

All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army. Call 884-1050 for more or register at www.TSACS.org

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center holds the following workshops on a regular basis. There is no charge to attend, but attendees must register with Connecting Colorado, the state job search database, at www.connectingcolorado.com.

Workforce Center Orientation

9 or 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

CSI: Career Scene Investigation

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays

A hands-on, exploration tools to survey interests, occupations, required training, wages, and labor market information for clues to your career plan.

Basic computer skills needed. To register, call (719) 667 -3790.

Managing Stress

10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays

Learn tips and techniques for dealing with stress. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome.

Job Search: Interview Skills and Network Techniques

9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays