On the Horizon – September 7, 2012

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Sept. 10

Minding Your Business

Learn how to research starting or growing a business. This class, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Penrose Library, covers print sources, electronic databases and websites to help find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials and more.

Sept. 11

Chamber University

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC hosts Chamber University: Competitive Position from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Nazarene Bible College, 1111 Academy Park Loop. Cost is $5 for chamber/EDC members and $15 for nonmembers. Register at www.coloradospringschamber.org.

Sept. 12

Nonprofit Workshop — Grantseeking

Learn how to identify foundation and corporate giving programs using free online databases accessible through the Pikes Peak Library District from 8 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library. Successfully search the Foundation Directory Online, the Colorado Grants Guide and other online databases.

Sept. 14

PVG breakfast meeting

Peak Venture Group kicks off its breakfast series with the creator of SnapTags –a branded mobile bar code that enables marketers to use meaningful logos and icons as interactive marketing tools. Nicole Skogg, founder of Denver-based SpyderLynk, will talk about her experience leading a high-tech startup. The PVG breakfast will be at 7 a.m. at the Garden of the Gods Club. The meeting also includes three entrepreneurs who will pitch their current projects. For more information, contact Chris Franz at 351-7020; email chris@intelpayloads.com

Economics and Business Department Seminar Series

Colorado College economics and business department presents Jacob S. Goldston, assistant professor of economics, University of South Carolina, for a talk on “Two Commitment Problems Are Better than One: Credit and Local Politics in Rural India.” The free talk is at 4 p.m., Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library)

Sept. 18

PPWC on the road

To celebrate Workforce Development Month, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center is taking its popular workshops on the road: Creating a Better Resume, 10 a.m. to noon, Woodland Park, Rampart Range Library, 218 E. Midland; Preparing for the Interview, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Ask a Career Consultant, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Call 687-9281 for details

Sept. 19

Work-Life Balance

Tri-Lakes Business Incubator, 14960 Woodcarver Road, hosts a work life balance discussion from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring a lunch. RSVP at www.trilakesbi.org. The discussion will include employee productivity, identifying time thieves and core skills to achieve results.

Sept. 20

Fall Job Fair

As part of Workforce Development Month, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center has its fall job fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. Veterans may enter at 10 a.m. The event is free. Job seekers should pre-register at www.ppwfc.org, research companies before the job fair, apply online before the job fair, and dress appropriately. To attend job seekers must be registered in www.connectingcolorado.com, the Colorado State job search database.

Sept. 21

Turbo Charge Profits

Middle Market Entrepreneurs hosts a breakfast event at 6:45 a.m. at the El Paso Club featuring Mark Smith, founder of Outsource Channel Executives. Smith is the author of the Guerrilla Marketing line of books. He works with organizations to help accelerate sales, make more profits and keep more margins. Cost is $35. To register, call 884-1304.

Sept. 25

Minding Your Business

Learn how to research starting or growing a business. This class, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library, covers print sources, electronic databases and websites to help find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials and more.

Sept. 27

A New Way to Network

Tri-Lakes Business Incubator, 14960 Woodcarver Road, hosts a workshop on networking from 1 to 3 p.m. Fee: $25. Register at www.trilakesbi.org.

Oct. 17

Tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a free tax class from 1 to 4 p.m. on the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes. This class is for new and current businesses, taxpayers considering opening a business, tax preparers consulting with clients on this topic, and/or those who need a refresher course on sales/use tax law. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required at www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us