On the Horizon – April 20, 2012

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April 24

“Positioning Your Business for Sale in Today’s Marketplace”

Ron Brasch, Andy Inman and Danny Moore present a seminar for people considering selling their business, their advisers, attorneys and accountants from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Art Deco Lounge, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The seminar is free but reservations are required: RSVP to Maria Jones at rsvp@epeoples.com

CC Economic lecture

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.

April 26

PVG needs volunteers

Peak Venture Group is looking for entrepreneurs and business support professionals willing to help strengthen the entrepreneurial community and create a supportive business climate for innovation and growth in Colorado Springs. PVG hosts a free breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator, 3595 E. Fountain Blvd. Participants can learn more about volunteer opportunities within PVG. RSVP at www.peakventure.org.

The REAL Consortium eNight

Art Nutter will be the guest speaker for eNight, 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator, 3595 E. Fountain Blvd. 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

May 2

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 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.

May 3

Teaming Arrangements

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

May 11

PVG Entrepreneurs Breakfast

Peak Venture Group hosts a breakfast meeting at 6:30 a.m. at the Garden of the Gods Club, 3320 Mesa Road. Register at www.peakventure.org.

May 17

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.

May 18

Armed Forces Week Awards

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC host Armed Forces Week Awards luncheon at 11:15 a.m. at The Broadmoor. Guest speaker is Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, U.S. commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. For details go to www.coloradospringschamber.org.

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 lincoln@thesportscorp.org

May 24

Business Expo

Reservations are being accepted for booth space for the The Springs Business Expo, which is from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center. Booths start at $300 For details call 635-1551.

May 30

Behave like a Middle Market Company

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC, in partnership with BiggsKofford and Action Coach host “Behave Like a Middle Market Company: Change Your State of Mind to Build Company Value” from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Cost for Chamber & EDC members is $75 for the first person from a company and then $50 per additional person from that company. Cost for non-Members is $100 per person. For details call 719-635-1551.

Business Programs at Penrose Library

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

PowerPoint I

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

Excel I

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