Barbara Swiatek, noted college expert with the National Association of College Funding Advisors, will host a free workshop from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. in the East Library, 5555 N. Union Blvd. titled “How to Pay for College Without Going Broke.” This workshop is for families with high school students.
CSTI Startup Breakfast
The Colorado Springs Technology Institute hosts its breakfast and networking meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at CSTI, 3595 E. Fountain Blvd. The breakfast features speaker Dave Key, founder of FileNet (which was acquired by IBM for $1.6 billion). As the founding CEO of FieldCentrix, he raised $37 million in venture capital. He will share insights on how to best structure and run operations, key success factors and metrics and tips on obtaining capital for new ventures and business expansion. Cost is $10 and free for CSTI clients. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 685-7877 ext. 100.
SCORE and SBA luncheon
SCORE and the Small Business Administration host a “Helping Today’s Small Business” luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. The event features Michael Chodos, associate administrator of the Office of Entrepreneurial Development for SBA and Ken Yancey, SCORE CEO. Chodos oversees the agency’s counseling, training and mentoring programs for entrepreneurs and business coaches. Yancey has helped develop SCORE into an organization that has served more than 9.5 million business owners. Discussion topics include the economy, the political climate and SCORE services. Cost is $24 for lunch and $192 for table of eight. RSVP at www.coloradosprings.score.org.
Sales Tax Class
The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a three-hour business tax class from 1 to 4 p.m. on the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes for Colorado businesses. This class is for new businesses, taxpayers considering opening a business, 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.co.us
Christina D. Romer, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama administration, will deliver the 2012 Spring H. Chase Stone Lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Theatre, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Romer, who resigned from the Council of Economic Advisers in 2010, teaches in the department of economics at the University of California-Berkeley. She has done work on fiscal and monetary policy from the Great Depression to the present, using notes from the meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee and the materials prepared by Fed staff to study how the Federal Reserve makes its decisions. Her recent work (with David Romer) has focused on the impact of tax policy on government and general economic growth.
The REAL Consortium eNight
Art Nutter will be the guest speaker for eNight, which is from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator, at 3595 East Fountain Blvd. and includes representatives from a dozen organizations dedicated to helping entrepreneurs. Nutter founded TAEUS International Corporation in 1992 as world’s first engineering company dedicated exclusively to intellectual property. Sign-up at meetup.com/REAL-consortium. For more information about REA, email DuaneFitch@earthlink.net.
Denver Metro Area Inventors
The Denver Metro Area Inventors will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Vesta Technology Office, 13050 West 43rd Drive, Suite 300, Golden. For details, call 303-271-9468
Small Business Outreach
The 2012 Small Business Outreach event will be from 7 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. The event will provide relevant government contracting training to small businesses. Participants include Air Force Small Business Office, Bureau of Land Management and Defense Contract Audit Agency. Cost is $175 per person. Lunch speaker is Joseph McDade, director of the Office of Small Business Programs. Register at www.coloradospringschamber.org.
Tri-Lakes Business Incubator, at 14960 Woodcarver Road, Co Springs, hosts a free seminar on teaming arrangements for contractors from 1 to 3 p.m. the seminar covers issues attached with teaming along with pros and cons from the contractor’s perspective. Register at www.trilakesbi.org
“Speed Dating” — How to Find Your Business Soul Mate
The “Speed Dating” event allows potential business owners to interview seven franchise companies seeking new owners in Colorado. The event is from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 7675 E. Union Ave. in the Denver Tech Center. Franchise specialists at FranNet Colorado are bringing prospective franchisees and expanding in the businesses of high demand technology; health and wellness; automotive repair; children’s entertainment; financial planning for retirement; need based senior care; and low cost mobile convenience. Make reservations at http://createyourladder-csbj.eventbrite.com.
The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a three-hour business tax class regarding the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes from 1 to 3 p.m. in Colorado Springs. The 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. Seating is limited. Register at www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us.
Salute to Colorado Springs Olympic Family
Teresa Edwards, the most decorated basketball player in the world, will be the speaker at the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation’s Second Salute To The Olympic Family Luncheon at noon the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel. For details on tables and individual seats contact Lincoln Floyd at the Sports Corp 719-634-7333, ext. 1000, or by e-mail at email@example.com
All library programs are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit ppld.org.
Minding Your Business
Learn how to research starting or growing a business or how to find a job. This class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites that will help you find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials, marketing, demographics and more.
7 to 8:30 p.m. April 23
Learn the parts of the PowerPoint screen and how to create a basic slideshow. Prerequisites: Word 2 and experience using a computer mouse and keyboard.
7:15 to 8:30 p.m. April 16
Learn how to set up, manipulate and format a basic spreadsheet. Prerequisites: Computer 101 or experience using a mouse and keyboard.
8:30 to 10 a.m. April 17
Nonprofit Workshop — The Funding Plan
This workshop takes participants through the key plan components, offers a suggested planning timeline and process. The workshop is free, registration is required. Contact Amy Rodda at 531-6333 ext. 2335 to register.
8 to 10 a.m. April 18