On the Horizon – October 11, 2013

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Oct. 11

Nonprofits: Art of the Ask

Penrose Library hosts an interactive presentation that demystifies the nuances of asking for money face-to-face, 8 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library. Call Amy Rodda at 531-6333 to register.

Oct. 15

Business & Arts Luncheon

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region host the sixth annual Business & Arts Luncheon. The luncheon spotlights performances by local artists on four stages, ranging from opera to theater to dance. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon at the Antlers Hilton. Call 884-2828 for more information.

Financial Business Plan

In this 9-11 a.m. workshop at the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center, Tara Nolan will share: How to create a buy/sell agreement, how to keep more of your business’s revenue and how to plan for wealth transfer. Register at http://www.coloradosbdc.org/coloradosprings.

Minding Your Business

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

Oct. 15-18

Federal proposals

UCCS is hosting a four-day workshop about writing and managing federal proposals for defense and aerospace professionals from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UCCS. The event is for anyone who is involved with federal government proposal efforts. Target participants include proposal teams, proposal contributors, proposal writers, managers, business developers, proposal coordinators, finance and contracts personnel, analysts, directors and supervisors. The cost is $1,695 to attend. Call 255-5215 for information.

Oct. 16

Ethical Business Situations

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. The speaker will discuss how to build an ethical reputation that works to your advantage. The luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rising Professionals are $20, Business Alliance members $25 and nonmembers $30. There will be a shuttle to take people to the UCCS Centennial Hall from the Four Diamonds Sports Complex. Call 575-4329 to register.

Breakfast with the Journal

Join the Colorado Springs Business Journal and political leaders 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

Workshop designed for the entrepreneur with little or no experience in business accounting and taught by a local CPA. From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., it 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 and business assistants in charge of financial transactions and record-keeping. CPA Patti Asher is the speaker, and it costs $40 to attend. Register at http://www.coloradosbdc.org/coloradosprings.

Oct. 17

Business After Hours

Network with 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

The workshop will cover functions of record keeping: cash versus accrual systems, recording transactions, revenue, expenses and depreciations from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the 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.

History Program

The Palmer Lake Historical Society is holding a history-related ghost story session, “The Ghosts of Douglas County,” at 7 p.m. at the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent. Shaun Boyd will discuss several haunted properties in Douglas County with some in Denver and ending near Palmer Lake. Stories include the Highlands Ranch Mansion, a Parker ghost story and a phantom telegrapher. Boyd is a member of the Douglas County Library staff. The event is free.

Colorado College lecture

Colorado College’s Economics and Business Department will present its second talk in its seminar series at 2:30 p.m. at Palmer Hall. Amanda Felkey, associate professor of economics at Lake Forest College, will discuss microeconomics, household, behavioral and development economics.