Business workshops seek to make 2005 profitable |

Business workshops seek to make 2005 profitable

The Small Business Development Center at Colorado Mountain College is offering several workshops to the public in December that may help 2005 become a lucrative year for new and existing business ventures.The free “How to Start a Business” class, from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Carbondale campus, 690 Colorado Ave., and 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave., covers the basics all entrepreneurs should know when setting up a business. Topics include trade name registration, licenses and permits, legal entity selection, and the elements of business planning.”Funding Sources For Your Business,” a free workshop also co-sponsored by US Bank, from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Glenwood Center will direct entrepreneurs where to secure financial backing and the qualifications for a business loan.Also co-sponsored by US Bank, the “Business Valuation and Funding Sources” workshop on 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at the CMCAspen campus, 0255 Sage Road, will teach different methods for business valuation and how to plan to increase the worth and value of a business. Potential buyers may find this workshop valuable before making an offer on a business for sale. The afternoon session focuses on the business loan process and the various types of loan packages available. Cost is $35.Reservations are requested for the CMC business workshops. Call (800) 621-8559, ext. 8522, to register.Reservations are requested for the CMC business workshops. Call (800) 621-8559, ext. 8522, to register.

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