Avoid the pitfalls that can derail your business

To kick off National Small Business Week I asked some people working in business development to tell me what pitfalls they would avoid that could derail a business. “’Pad’ your initial request – don’t ask for the moon but ask for enough to get the business operating and ramped up fully including any money to […]

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LBDC Consultant Spotlight – Charlie Morris

The Loveland Business Development Center is fortunate to have Charlie Morris join our team of business consultants providing free counseling to our clients. Charlie is a seasoned professional in the retail industry. Charlie Morris has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He has worked in retail in various positions for the past 48 years. Positions included […]

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LBDC Consultant Spotlight – Franklin Taggart

The Loveland Business Development Center welcomes new business consultant, Franklin Taggart, to our team of professionals who have been there done that. LBDC clients are able to meet with our consultants by registering on the website: www.lovelandbusiness.com (under Consulting tab). The sessions are free and we encourage our clients to meet with several consultants. Franklin […]

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LBDC Consultant Spotlight – Dr. Kathryn Plummer

One of the benefits that Loveland Business Development Center clients receive from the program is the opportunity to meet with business consultants who are experts in their fields. The sessions are free and we encourage our clients to meet with several consultants. Dr. Kathryn Plummer has recently joined the LBDC consultant team. She has been […]

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Loveland Business Owners Give Their Top Business Tips

The Loveland Chamber of Commerce has a significant interest in small business owners. In fact, 75% of Loveland Chamber members are small business owners. As we near National Small Business Week, April 29–May 5, 2018, we will be spotlighting a couple of those small business owners. To start the conversation, the same question was asked […]

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Made in Loveland Week 2018

There’s a lot that goes into running a business whether you’re a creative (an artist) or a startup. So why not learn from the best and capitalize on your idea or hobby during Made in Loveland Week. Happening in downtown Loveland, sessions will be running from April 3rd-6th that gives the opportunity for creatives, entrepreneurs, […]

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Re-introducing ReferenceUSA: The New Medium for Business Research

About – so what is it? ReferenceUSA is a golden standard when it comes to public libraries and business research. We switched to a new database AtoZ, but now back by popular demand, Loveland Public Library is re-introducing ReferenceUSA to the general public with several new twists and features to help local residents and businesses. […]

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Combine Traditional and Digital Marketing to Measure and Improve Results

As a business owner today, you probably know that digital marketing offers many marketing and advertising benefits. While many digital tactics work well, it’s not a good strategy to replace traditional marketing tactics all together. In order to accomplish your organization’s objectives more efficiently and effectively, it is important to blend the two together. What […]

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It takes a little help from our friends

–For this Loveland business, partnership liberated growth and made work fun again Consulting businesses are often lonely endeavors, constrained by the experience, capacity, and moxie of the owner. When opportunity knocks –­ in the guise of new technologies, more customers, or economic expansion – many consultants choke, not willing to do what’s necessary to grow. […]

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Online Tutorials to Develop or Expand Your Business

Loveland Public Library recently announced that it offered free membership to Lynda.com, but what does that mean? Starting a business (or keeping one going) comes with a certain number of issues. So instead of spending countless hours finding the right business solution, you can now access over 276,000 online courses and professional video tutorials through […]

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