On the Horizon – September 27, 2013

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Sept. 27

Inside/Out Open House

The nonprofit Inside/Out has moved to a new location and invites the public to an open house scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. at 1409 Potter Drive, Suite 210.

Oct. 1

Fall Manufacturing Forum

Pikes Peak Community College and the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance are hosting the annual fall manufacturing forum. The event starts at 9 a.m. at the Pikes Peak Community College Theater at the Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Registration and networking start at 9 a.m., with presentations from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. by Tom Bugnitz, CEO of CAMT; Robert Daugherty, James Irwin Trade Academy; Craig Jack, president and CEO of RMB Products; Rep. Lois Landgraf, House District 21. Lunch is provided by PPCC from noon to 1. RSVP to diana.hall@ppcc.edu.

Choosing business structure

This workshop, sponsored by the Small Business Development Center, will teach details of each business entity and differences between sole-proprietor, LLC, S-Corp. and C-Corp. Speaker is Terry Doherty of Doherty Law Firm. Fee is $20. Register at www.coloradosbdc.org/coloradosprings.

Oct. 2

PPCC Career Expo

Pikes Peak Community College will host a student expo from 10 a.m. to noon at its atrium at its Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Manufacturers are invited to set up booths, meet students, answer questions and present opportunities for jobs in the area. Tables are free, contact diana.hall@ppcc.edu to reserve space.

Personal Brand Presence

From 9 to 11:30 a.m., learn how customers make buying decisions and how to capitalize on your brand to build your competitive advantage. Workshop speaker is Suzanne Tulien, co-founder of The Brand Ascension Group, a consulting and training firm that helps people build perceptions of their brand. Cost is $30. Register at http://www.coloradosbdc.org/coloradosprings.

Oct. 3

2013 Business Expo

The Business Expo will feature hundreds of local companies in one day at one place. Develop contacts, networks and build business partnerships,from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Freedom Financial Services Expo Center. Admission $10.

Oct. 4

Job Fair/Hiring Event

Pikes Peak Workforce Center is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. The hiring event is specifically for manufacturing companies in the region. To reserve a space for your company, email linda.johnson@elpasoco.com.

Oct. 9

Cash Flow Management

This course, slated for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Small Business Development Center, will teach businesses to manage their cash flow using financial statements from accounting software. Create a budget for the next year and understand cash inflows and outflows. Speaker is Mark Patterson, CPA. Register at http://www.coloradosbdc.org/coloradosprings.

Oct. 10

Social media for businesses

Learn about tweeting, blogging to build a business and making the most of Facebook friends at this workshop, 9 a.m. to noon at the Small Business Development Center. This interactive program helps choose the right tools. Cost is $30. Register at http://www.coloradosbdc.org/coloradosprings.

Oct. 15

Business & Arts Luncheon

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region are hosting the sixth annual Business & Arts Luncheon. The luncheon spotlights performances by local artists on four stages, ranging from opera to theater to dance. Previous years have included surprises such as break dancers, local filmmakers and taiko drummers. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and lunch starts at noon at The Antlers Hilton. Call 884-2828 for more information.

How to Create Your Transformative Financial Business Plan

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Have you ever felt like there should be a more systematic and organized approach to creating your business’s wealth building strategy? Do you question whether or not you can achieve and retain the lifestyle you want? Would you like to learn three simple steps you can take today and start uncovering your dreams? In this workshop Tara Nolan will share: How to create a buy/sell agreement, how you start keeping more of your money for you and how to plan for wealth transfer. The event is slated for 9 to 11 a.m. at the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center. Go to http://www.coloradosbdc.org/coloradosprings to register.

Oct. 16

Secrets to Navigating Business Situations Ethically

Join the Rising Professionals Professional Development Committee to learn how ethics set people apart in the workplace and why business decisions need to be viewed through an ethical lens. Through corporate examples, the speaker will discuss how to build an ethical reputation that works to your advantage. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rising Professionals are $20, Business Alliance members are $25 and non members are $30. There will be a shuttle to take people to UCCS’ Centennial Hall from the Four Diamonds Sports Complex. Vs;; 575-4329 to register.

Breakfast with the Journal: Political Affairs

Join the Colorado Springs Business Journal and political leadership from both sides of the aisle as they discuss key decisions made during the 2013 General Assembly and the impact on local business. State leaders will discuss key elections and legislation for 2014 that will affect the region and the business community. Speakers are House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso; Rep. Angela Williams, Rep. Pete Lee and Rep. Bob Gardner. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. and is $28 for CSBJ subscribers, $38 for nonsubscribers.

Basics of Bookkeeping

9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

This workshop is designed for the entrepreneur with little or no experience in business accounting and is taught by a local CPA. Held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the workshop will cover functions of record keeping; cash versus accrual systems; recording transactions; revenue, expenses, and depreciations; and accounts payable and receivable. This seminar is great for both small business owners, or business assistants in charge of financial transactions and record-keeping. Patti Asher, CPA is the speaker, and it’s a $40 fee to attend. Register at http://www.coloradosbdc.org/coloradosprings.

Oct. 17

Business After Hours

Time: 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

Event Description:

Enjoy an opportunity to network with Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, Better Business Bureau, Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce members from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Space Foundation, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. Cost is $10 for member investors, $15 for partnering organizations and $25 for nonmembers. Call 884-2828 to register.

Beyond Bookkeeping Basics

9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

The workshop will cover functions of record keeping; cash versus accrual systems, recording transactions, revenue, expenses, and depreciations f rom 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center. This seminar is suitable for small business owners or business assistants in charge of financial transactions and record-keeping. CPA Patti Asher is the speaker. The fee is $40. Register at http://www.coloradosbdc.org/coloradosprings.