SBA Colorado District Office - August Newsletter

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August 2012 Newsletter

WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER

The Colorado District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration is excited to present our first newsletter. The purpose of our bulletins is to notify our partners and small businesses throughout the state about upcoming events, trainings, new or modified SBA programs, tips on starting or expanding your small business, and much much more!
Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration

2012 Small Business Week Winners 

Colorado's 2012 Small Business Week winners honored by a celebration luncheon on June 1, 2012 at the Mile High Business Alliances’ Small Business Forum.
 

Small Business Person of the Year: Jim Hurley President, JE Hurley Construction, Inc.

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Jim Hurley receiving his award from Judy Witthohn, SBA-Colorado Deputy District Director

Financial Services Champion: Jesse Golland Loan Officer, Accion

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Jesse Golland accepting his award from Judy Witthohn, SBA-Colorado Deputy District Director

Small Business Exporter of the Year: Lynn Brown President, OMMA Healthcare, LLC.

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Lynn presented her award from Judy Witthohn, SBA-Colorado Deputy District Director

SBDC Excellence & Innovation Award - State & National Winner: Denver Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

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Tameka Montgomery and Rosy McDonough accepting award from Judy Witthohn, SBA-Colorado Deputy District Director

Community Rural Lender of the Year: Public Service Credit Union

Public Service Credit Union

Scott Brandish and Herb White receiving award from Judy Witthohn, SBA-Colorado Deputy District Director

CAPLines Program: Rengineered to Help Meet Working Capital Needs

The new CAPLines program gives small businesses more flexibility to finance the contracts, subcontracts, and purchase orders they compete for and win – both in the public and private sector.  By addressing the short-term and cyclical working capital needs of small businesses, the revolving line of credit will help small businesses manage their cash cycle, scale up and create jobs.

Click below for more information on CAPLines:


Have you given back to your community lately? 

Sometimes your days may become so busy there is no time to be philanthropic. We are all very fortunate to have the jobs and lives we live but often times we take them for granted. Every year the SBA participates in the Feds Feeds Families Food Drive. Last year our office donated 200 pounds, this year we are ramping up our goal to 300 pounds! The SBA is encouraging all of you to take a second out of your day to make a difference in someone’s life. Gather your office and choose to volunteer, donate, or even participate in a silent auction. Being impactful to your community will make a difference in your life and workplace. 

Tell us your community service stories at: www.facebook.com/SBAgov or www.twitter.com/sbagov


Where will SBA be this month? 

Colorado Springs

SCORE Lunch Session - Conversations About You As a Business

  • When? August 2, 11am-2pm
  • Where? 25 W. Cimarron StreetColorado Springs, CO 80903

Golden  

DOE "Federal Contracting with Small Business"

  • When? August 7, 8:30am-1pm 
  • Where? Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Blvd. Lakewood, Colorado 80228

Summit

SBDC Women's Conference

  • When? August 9, 7am - 6pm
  • Where? Keystone Lodge, 21966 US Highway 6 Keystone, CO 80435

Pueblo

Brown Bag Lunch on Financial Literacy at the Pueblo Latino Chamber 

  • When? August 15, 12-1pm 
  • Where? 215 South Victoria Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81003

Pueblo Business Resource Fair hosted by the Pueblo SBDC  

  • When? August 23, 10-4pm
  • Where? Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
 


We hope you found this newsletter useful. If you have questions, comments, or concerns feel free to call our staff at the Colorado District Office.

UPCOMING TRAININGS


Experts Discuss: The Federal Government as Your Customer


What?
An overview of selling to the federal government including: program requirements, the self-certification process, and steps to take to compete for contracts.
When?
August 14th
When?
9-11:30am
Where?
Colorado District Office 721 19th St. Denver, CO 80202
RSVP to 303-844-2607

Our experts host workshops on a monthly basis, check out our other workshop dates

LEARNING

What does SBA have to offer?

Colorado’s District director, Greg Lopez gives an overview and answers questions about SBA services on Castlerock's local radio station.
CLICK THE LINK TO LISTEN: Colorado District Office Radio Interview  



How Do You Get Started on your Business Continuity Plan?

Listen in to the FREE seminar on August 14th from 12-1pm, hosted by SBA. Click the hyperlink below to register today, space is limited! 
 


Over the age of 50 and interested in becoming an entrepreneur? It's possible!


Check out SBA's new initiative with AARP.



Recent SBA Lending Activity

The SBA guaranteed 760 7(a) loans amounting to $269.7 million.

The Colorado District Office announced Wells Fargo Bank ranks as the largest lender to small businesses so far this year. Wells Fargo has made 158 loans for a total of $51 million.