This from the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, since small business is indeed part of the metro-area's culture:
DENVER SMALL BUSINESS WEEK: MAY 18–22 Denver Office of Economic Development Small business is big business in the City and County of Denver, counting for approximately 83 percent of the total number of businesses in the Mile High City. To celebrate Small Business Week, the Denver Office of Economic Development is offering a number of free events to assist entrepreneurs and business owners with running a successful company.
Denver Business Assistance Center Open House Monday, May 18–Thursday, May 21, from 8am to 5pm Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building201 W. Colfax Ave. Since its inception in 2005, the Denver Business Assistance Center has helped nearly 14,000 individuals with doing business within the City and County of Denver. Learn more about how the center can help you navigate through licensing, permitting and regulatory issues while offering research tools and community resources to help with the successful start, growth and management of a small business.
The Economic Stimulus: What It Really Means for Small Business Wednesday, May 20, from 9–11 amJohnson & Wales University Jared Polis Auditorium College of Business 1900 Olive St. Offered by the Denver Metro SBDC and the Denver Office of Economic Development, this panel discussion will help business owners understand the truth about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and its impact on small businesses. Panel to include representatives from the Colorado Bankers Association, Colorado Office of Economic Development, Small Business Administration, Wells Fargo and the Denver Office of Economic Development.
Business Survival Forum Thursday, May 21, from 10am–2pm Colorado Community College System Lowry Campus, Lowry Conference Center, 1061 Akron Way Advance registration is required by calling 720-913-1542.During these tough times, learn what steps your business can take to survive and thrive. Join us for seminar presentations on Creative Marketing, Using Emotional Intelligence to Grow your Business, Staffing Solutions and Greening Your Business. Luncheon to feature Funding Your Enterprise, keynote address by speaker David O'Brien, CEO of the Business Catapult, a start-up software company that connects investors and entrepreneurs.
Employee Recruitment and Training Services: The Skills Clinic Friday, May 22, from 9:00am–3:30pm Colorado Community College System Lowry Campus, Lowry Conference Center, 1061 Akron Way Community College of Denver, South Classroom, 1111 W. Colfax Ave. Did you know that the Office of Economic Development assists employers with their staff recruitment and training needs? Learn more about how the office can connect you with qualified employees, provide you with customized training opportunities and more. For more information on Denver Small Business Week, visit www.milehigh.com or call 720-913-1999.