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January 2013

Colorado District Office Newsletter

Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration


                     Happy New Year!


Last Chance to Nominate for SBA's Annual Small Business Week Awards

National Small Business Week has been recognizing the special impact made by outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners since 1963. During this week, the U.S. Small Business Administration honors small business owners and entrepreneurs for their outstanding achievements through various awards. January 3rd is the last day to nominate.

To nominate someone click here, National Small Business Week Portal

Start Your Business Plan with Our Step-by-Step Tool

Business Plan Tool

Having a business plan is a must for small business owners, but finding the time to put pen to paper often means putting it on hold. But when you find the time, what's next? What format should it take? What numbers should you pull together? Our new online tool can help.

Read More >

Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day Draws Thousands

AARP and SBA hosted National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day across the country to help individuals over the age of 50 learn more about entrepreneurship opportunities. More than 3,000 individuals participated in 63 events held among District Offices, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), SCORE chapters, and Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) where attendees received hands-on mentoring and met with business owners. 

As part of the initiative, the Office of Entrepreneurship Education created a free online course which serves as a guide for encore entrepreneurs for starting and running a small business, financing and more.  A virtual concierge is also available to help encore entrepreneurs understand where to find additional information on sba.gov.  

The Office of Entrepreneurial Development extends its appreciation to SBA’s District Offices, WBCs, SBDCs and SCORE chapters for your commitment in assisting encore entrepreneurs as our efforts continue.  

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8a/HUBZone/WOSB Workshop: 

An overview of selling to the federal government including: program requirements, the self-certification process, and steps to take to compete for contracts.


January 8th




Colorado District Office 721 19th St. Ste. 426              Denver, CO 80202

RSVP to 303-844-2607 ext. 205

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

Colorado Banker's Association Lenders Panel

Greg Lopez, SBA's Colorado District Director  & SBA Lending Partners participate in a panel discussion.  


January 31st          9:30am- 1:30pm


Ritz Carlton Denver - 1881 Curtis St. Denver, CO 80202

For more details click here.  


Visit the Learning Center for tools and online training for use by the small businesses that you are helping. 

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