Partnering for Small Business Growth

(Lamar, Colorado, March 2, 2012)  Lamar Community College and 16 partners will host a two-day workshop entitled, “Simple Steps to Starting a New Business.”  The workshop focuses on elements critical to beginning or expanding a business, including the business concept, marketing plan, financial projections, and funding sources. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 7 and 21 from 10:30 a – 4:30 p.  Lunches and workshop materials are included in the $75 registration fee.  Online registration is available at

“The future of our area economy depends on recharging our entrepreneurial spirit, and it is important that the college be an active partner in economic development in our region,” commented LCC President John Marrin. “This workshop will assist budding entrepreneurs and current business owners with information and skills to develop their ideas into sound businesses and profit centers.  Through the interactive sessions, participants will gain valuable information to make smart decisions about starting a business; some may discover that they need to re-imagine their business concepts and strategies to make them viable.”

“I am extremely pleased that 16 communities, lenders, and organizations have joined with us to bring the first of our offerings within business and industry training at LCC.”   They are:

Colorado East Bank & Trust Lamar Partnership, Inc.
Community State Bank Legacy Bank
Fellowship Credit Union McClave State Bank
Frontier Bank Prowers County Development, Inc. (PCDI)
Town of Granada Prowers County Commissioners
Town of Holly Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED)
City of Lamar Valley National Bank
Lamar Chamber of Commerce Town of Wiley

A Pueblo Society of Retired Executives (SCORE) team will present the workshop material and lead discussions.  The Pueblo chapter is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small businesses. It provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives.

SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. Counselors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, management and business plan preparation. We have assisted many clients in obtaining business loans.

The “Simple Steps to Starting a Business” curriculum was underwritten nationally by the Bank of America.

For more information or to register, contact Jenna Johnson at 336.1521 or

Click on the following link to Download the Continuing Education Registration Form in PDF.


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