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Calling all full-time degree-seeking students: Students have two short weeks to apply for nine exciting scholarship opportunities available at Colorado Mountain College for the upcoming school year.Daniels Fund Scholarships are available for CMC students who are beginning their study for two-year degrees and plan to transfer to Mesa State College to complete bachelor’s degrees. Each of the nine scholarships offers up to $4,000 per year for two years. Students must be eligible for a federal Pell Grant. Contact Carol Brown at CMC’s Foundation for more information at 947-8355. The application deadline is Sept. 1. Calling small businesses: Help is here. Small businesses can benefit from back-to-back seminars coming next week. Patricia Barela-Rivera, the district director of the Colorado District Office of the Small Business Administration, hosts a community meeting from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, in the Roosevelt Room of the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. Learn about SBA programs, including loan programs to expand your business, exporting assistance, government contracting assistance, disadvantaged business certification, small business advocate assistance and small business award programs. For further information, contact Jay Edwards at SBA at (303) 844-2607, ext. 231.Then, a free workshop the following morning with the SBA will focus on three critical topics for small businesses: 1) The 8(a) Business Development Program provides critical business development assistance to companies owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; 2) The Small Disadvantaged Business Program offers the first avenue of entry into the federal procurement marketplace, increasing access to federal prime and subcontracting opportunities; 3) SBA’s Hubzone Program promotes economic development by providing access to more federal contracting opportunities. You can take advantage of these opportunities by attending the workshop from 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Colorado Mountain College’s Glenwood Center. Call 384-8523 to register.And that’s not all. CMC is offering The Leading Edge, a nationally recognized business-planning program for serious entrepreneurs starting a business or expanding an existing business. Homework assignments guide the writing of a business plan including the following:• Selection and formation of a legal entity• Marketing plan and sales forecasting• Financial plan and cash flow• Funding sources and preparing a loan proposalGet the “leading edge” on your competition by attending the class at CMC’s Lappala Center in Carbondale on Wednesday evenings starting Sept. 8. The program runs 12 weeks, meeting once a week for three hours. Call 963-2172 to register, or for further information on the Leading Edge program, call CMC’s SBDC at (800)621-8559 ext. 8523.Learn to be a paralegalat CMCThe new classes starting Sept. 3 will be a joint program between CMC and Arapahoe Community College. The goals for this American Bar Association-approved program are to train paralegal students to assist attorneys in effectively delivering legal services, and to educate students to advance the paralegal profession and maintain high ethical standards. The classes will be in Rifle and are available to students in Aspen, Breckenridge, Dillon, Edwards, Leadville and Spring Valley through CMC’s interactive video system.The new classes starting Sept. 3 will be a joint program between CMC and Arapahoe Community College. The goals for this American Bar Association-approved program are to train paralegal students to assist attorneys in effectively delivering legal services, and to educate students to advance the paralegal profession and maintain high ethical standards. The classes will be in Rifle and are available to students in Aspen, Breckenridge, Dillon, Edwards, Leadville and Spring Valley through CMC’s interactive video system.


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