On the Horizon – January 20, 2012

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Jan. 20-21

Small Business Growth Summit

Revenue Growth Small Business Growth Summit is at Antlers Hilton Hotel and features 60 sessions on the topic of growing business by local experts such as Action Coach CEO/President Chuck Kocher, who will discuss tips on how to grow a business. Colorado Springs Technology Incubator CEO Ric Denton will talk about getting funding for start-ups. The cost is $99 per person, or $299 for a five-member staff to attend the two-day event. For details, visit www.revenuenorth.com.

Jan 20

Statement on Health

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce hosts Make a Statement on Health, a free community event from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Bring business cards and mix and mingle. For details call 575-4327.

Jan 21

Take the Lead

A panel of experts will discuss topics such as the difference between a will and a trust, health care directives, and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Library Community Meeting Room, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Panelists include, Dr. Mary Kelly, “Take the Lead and In case of Emergency, Break Glass;” Jan Weiland, VP investments, Cascade Investment Group; and, Angela Kruse Attorney at Law, Kruse & Lynch.

The event is free and presented by the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation and the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District in collaboration with Artemis. Call 531-6333 ext. 2205 with questions or to RSVP.

Jan. 24

From Business Owner to Employer

Tri-Lakes Business Incubator hosts a seminar on hiring employees who contribute to business success from 10 to 11 a.m. at 14960 Woodcarver Road. Cost is $5 for TLBI members and $10 for non-members (Pre-payment required) Call 481-4877 x100 to register and prepay.

Jan. 26

Networking 101

Tri-Lakes Business Incubator hosts the seminar 4 to 6 p.m. at 14960 Woodcarver Road. Cost is $15 for TLBI members and $20 for non-members (Pre-payment required) Call 481-4877 x100 to register and prepay. The seminar explores the different possibilities that would change your marketing strategy and help your sales become 100 percent word of mouth generated.

The REAL Consortium eNight

The REAL Consortium hosts its first eNight, a monthly collaborative opportunity for Springs entrepreneurs to get assistance from local resources, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator, 3595 E. Fountain Blvd.

eNight is a one-stop opportunity for Springs entrepreneurs to speak with various local organizations that support entrepreneurs.

John Street, a local entrepreneur will conclude the night with insights into the life of an entrepreneur.

Sign-up at meetup.com/REAL-consortium.

Jan. 30

State of the Union

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce hosts a State of the Union luncheon with Congressman Doug Lamborn from noon to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza. RSVP at www.coloradospringschamber.org.

Feb.3

CSTI Business Series

The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator hosts “Financing Options for Businesses in Colorado,” part of the business series, presented by Mike O’Donnell and Laurel Walk, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the incubator, 3595 E. Fountatin Blvd. O’Donnell is executive director of Colorado Lending Source and Walk is senior loan officer at CLS. Both will provide information on a variety of financing options for small businesses. To reserve a spot, call 685-7877 ext. 100 or email mary.fox@cstionline.org.

Feb. 23

Business tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a three-hour business tax class from 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/or those who need a refresher course on Colorado sales/use tax laws. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. Details can be found at www.TaxSeminars.state.com

Business Programs at the Library

All library programs are free unless otherwise noted.

For more information, visit ppld.org.

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. The covers print sources, online databases and free websites.

8 to 10 a.m. Jan. 19 — Penrose Library

Excel I class

Learn the basics of Excel. Registration is required by calling 389-8968.

8:30 to 10 a.m. Jan. 17 — Penrose Library

Investment Tools at Your Library

Learn what resources are available in print to help you become a better informed investor. Includes print, online database and websites as well as ValueLine and Morningstar.

8:30 to 10 a.m. Jan. 31 — Penrose Library

Career Compass Lab

Learn about library resources that can help with your job search, resume, and interviewing skills. Call 389-8968 to register.

8:30 to 10 a.m. Jan. 24 — East Library

Pikes Peak Workforce Center workshops

The workshops are free; however, registration is required for most. Register at www.ppwfc.org, click on the workshops under the Workshops and Events tab or call 667-3790. All workshops are held at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road.

Mock Interview Coaching

By appointment only — visit the PPWFC Information Desk or call 667-3777. Prerequisite: must attend Preparing for the Interview workshop

Creating a Better Resume

10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 18. Must register online. Computer / Internet skills required. Prerequisite: must have current resume and/or attended the Building a Basic Resume workshop. This workshop provides ideas and suggestions on how to spruce up your resume. Provides intermediate to advanced resume guidance.

Building a Basic Resume

10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 25. Must register online. Computer / Internet skills required. This workshop gives a hands-on opportunity to build a basic resume. Bringing a list of previous employers and education; a flash drive is recommended.

Federal Jobs: How to Apply

8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Jan. 19 and 26. Veterans have priority. Register at the PPWFC Information Desk or call 667-3777. This session provides hands-on help with the complex federal job application process.

Social Media: Expand Your Networking Connections

2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 23. Must register online. Computer / Internet skills required. LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter are now a way of life, and if you are not using them in your job search you are missing opportunities. Learn some of the ins and outs of using social networking effectively.

Personality and Career: Myers-Briggs Type Inventory

10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 27. Must register online. Matching personality type and work is a fundamental part of career planning. This tool provides insights into your preferences and a more satisfying, fulfilling job.