On the Horizon – April 18, 2014

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April 19

Buy a home

How to buy a home in today’s market, a free workshop sponsored by Bank of Colorado mortgage division, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Bank of Colorado, 4328 Edison Ave. Call to reserve a seat, 304-5119 or 661-2888.

April 21-May 16

Best in business voting

Vote for the best businesses in the community by going to CSBJ.com and click on the “vote” button.

April 24

Veterans Conference

Eighth annual Veterans Conference sponsored by the SBDC, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St. Full day of business education sessions for seasoned and new veteran entrepreneurs, $50, scholarships available. Register by calling the SBDC at www.coloradosbdc.org/coloradosprings.

April 21-24

Proposal management

The UCCS College of Business, Office of Professional and Executive Development partnered with Shipley Associates to offer a four-day program to teach proposal management, proposal writing, planning, organizing, developing, implementing a strategy, leading a team and more. The class is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Fee is $1,695. CEUs earned will be 3.2. For more information, contact Shawna Rogers at 255-5215, srogers2@uccs.edu or uccs.edu/business/OPED.

April 22

Manage risk

Learn how small businesses can manage risk through insurance and what insurance is mandated. This online program runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Register at coloradosbdc.org/training.

April 26

Health Fair

Manitou Springs Southern Colorado Health Fair, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs. Cost of $30 includes a 31-component blood analysis and $25 for men’s prostate cancer screening. For information, call 685-5089.

April 30

Youth job fair

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center Youth Zone seeks employers in El Paso and Teller counties who have summer positions for young adults, 16 through 21, to attend one of three Governor’s Summer Job Hunt Young Adult Job Fair from noon to 4 p.m. April 30 in Cripple Creek. There is no charge for employers and participating employers receive free lunch. To reserve a booth, call Bob Gemignani at 667-3829 or email bobgemignani@elpasoco.com.

May 1

Business Boot Camp

This conference will be a realistic starting point for budding entrepreneurs, at the SBDC, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, suite 1107, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $15. Feel free to bring a lunch. Speaker is Rick Sundahl of Grey Wolf Systems. Register early at coloradosbdc.org/training.

May 6

Global expansion

Learn from Lonnie Koyama of the U.S. Small Business Administration about Colorado export assistance resources and the basics of export finance. The discussion will help you craft your “export business plan.” Online course, free, 9-10:30 a.m. Register at coloradosbdc.org/training.

May 13

Risk management

This free online class, from 9 – 10:30 a.m., will help participants understand how risk management can benefit their business. Speaker is Will Hardin of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Register at coloradosbdc.org/training.

May 15

Networking with a twist

During Armed Forces Week, CSBJ supports the nonprofit AspenPointe, which has two programs that support local military veterans, Vet Mentoring and Peer Navigator. Half of all the raised money goes toward these programs. Network 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Johnny Martin’s Car Club, 1 S. Nevada. Cost is $10. Register at csbj.com.

To May 15

Health care leadership

The UCCS College of Business offers this non-credit, professional development program for the health care industry. This five-module program is tailored for health care professionals who have roles in supervision, management and leadership. Modules will be held every two weeks from 12:15 to 4:30 p.m., at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Fee is $875. CEUs earned will be 1.75. For more information, contact Shawna Rogers with OPED at 255-5215, srogers2@uccs.edu or uccs.edu/business/OPED.