On the Horizon – June 15, 2012

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June 16

Government to Business Outreach

Businesses have the opportunity to meet the Colorado Springs area DoD Small Business Specialists from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut Street, room 252. SBSs will provide briefings on their organization’s contracting needs and the other agencies will pass on information on their programs. The morning session begins at 8:30 a.m. From 1 to 4 p.m. there will be a presentation “See Excellence,” describing successful projects and teams in state and local procurement offices in Colorado. The presenter is Richard Pennington, a Colorado PTAC board director and former director of the Colorado Division of Finance and Procurement.

Park cleanup

Mayor Bach hosts Spirit of the Springs Parks Cleanup, in partnership with El Paso County Parks, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bear Creek Regional Park. Volunteers can meet at the Bear Creek Terrace, 21st Street and Argus Road, at 8:45 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help with cleaning up plant beds and adding rock, as well as pruning, staining and raking up pine needles.

June 19

BBB Facebook workshop

The Better Business Bureau and social media expert Ted Robertson host a Facebook workshop for small businesses from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at 25 N. Wahsatch. Robertson will cover a variety of topics from time needed to administer this platform, training resources and costs, as well as the tools needed properly maintain the platform. Cost is $20 a person. Register by June 18 at www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter the event code: BBBSC619 (One word, not case sensitive) by June 18.

June 21

BBB Benefits 101

The Better Business Bureau hosts its monthly Benefits 101 class from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at 25 N. Wahsatch Ave. Participants will have an opportunity to network with fellow accredited businesses and be introduced to the benefits one receives as a BBB AB. The event is free. Breakfast will be provided. To RSVP online, go to www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: BBB621 (All one word, not case sensitive.)

June 26

BBB explains QR codes

The Better Business Bureau will host a crash course on the use of QR codes, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 25 N. Wahsatch. Learn what they are, why they matter, and how they can be used to reach young professionals in today’s high-tech world. To purchase tickets online, go to http://www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: BBBSC626 (One word, not case sensitive).

June 27

Business Growth Conference

Revenue North will host a Business Growth Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver. Attendees will have access to more than 55 sessions for $99 per person or $299 for a five-member staff, with a money-back guarantee. Session topics include brand development, lead generation and conversion, social media marketing, customer service, word of mouth marketing and keys to hiring the right people. Learn more at www.revenuenorth.com.

For Your Business: Understanding Financial Statements

Ent Business Banking and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center host “Understanding Financial Statements from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 7350 Campus Drive, second floor. This seminar will cover balance sheets, income statements, statement of cash flow, financial projections and budgeting. RSVP by calling 574-1100 ext. 6670 or 800-525-9623 ext 6670. Include your name, telephone number and number of attendees.