On the Horizon – September 13, 2013

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Sept. 14

Home Buying

Learn about the financial steps in buying a home, including preparing for home ownership, a mortgage loan application checklist and details on the variety of mortgage loan products available. The seminar is 10 a.m. to noon at Ent Federal Credit Union, 7350 Campus Drive, second floor. RSVP at 574-1100, ext. 6670. Please include your name, phone and number of attendees.

Sept. 17

Interview 101

Get ready for the job interview, learn how to prepare for an interview and present yourself in the best way possible at this workshop at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. For times of the seminar, as well as registration information, go to www.ppwfc.org.

Government outreach

The Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center will host an event for business owners to meet the Colorado Springs-area DoD small business specialists, as well as other key government and business assistance agencies. The specialists will provide briefings about contracting needs and programs from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Colorado Technical University, 4425 N. Chestnut St., room 252.

Contract advice

The Colorado PTAC will have a workshop about how to apply for and receive government contracts from 1 to 4 p.m. at Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St., room 252. Go to Coloradoptac.org for more information.

Prepare for disaster

The Small Business Development Center will host a workshop from 7:30 to 10 a.m. to discuss what you need to prepare for a disaster: business insurance, financial readiness, unemployment benefits, employee action plan and physical mitigation. Contact the SBDC at 667-3803 to register for the breakfast event, free to the public.

Sept. 18

Developing your Team

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting a workshop, 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main St., to discuss ways to develop valuable team goals, set clear expectations for your team, achieve continuing team improvement and build a teamwork culture. RSVP at 574-1100, ext. 6670.

H.I.R.E.D. orientation

Known as “Helpful Information on Resources, Employment and Development,” this orientation teaches job seekers about services at Pikes Peak Workforce Center and throughout the community to expand your job search techniques. Go to www.ppwfc.org to register and for more information.

Ask A Career Consultant

Have you attended PPWFC’s workshops for help with your career but without success? Career Consultants are available to answer questions and offer suggestions. Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. The “H.I.R.E.D.” Orientation is a pre-requisite to be seen by a Career Consultant. Make an appointment at ppwfc.org.

Commercial space: What’s best for your Business

Topic: Start-up Assistance

The Small Business Development Center is holding a workshop to teach people about commercial real estate with regards to leasing, buying and selling real estate in Colorado Springs. The class will cover leases, contracts and location of retail, commercial and industrial properties and will be taught by Stanton Kinsinger. Fee is $20 and it will be held at the El Paso County Citizens Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Ste. 1107. To register go to


September 19

“The Federal Reserve”

David Jones, president and CEO of DMJ Advisors, a Denver-based consulting firm, will present the first lecture in Colorado College’s Economic and Business Department’s lecture series: “The Federal Reserve and Why it Matters.” Jones received a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been featured in Smart Money and Money magazines. The lecture is slated for 2 p.m. at Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. It’s free and open to the public.

Nonprofit Workshop – Using demographics in grant Writing

Participants will learn how to find demographics to help build an effective case for project funding from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

Demographics in Grant Writing

Pikes Peak Library District will host a workshop on how to find the demographic information needed to build an effective case for project funding. Attendees will learn how to use demographic data to write grants. The free workshop is slated for 8 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.