The LBDC Welcomes Kat Rico as Program Director

Kat Rico brings a wealth of experience to her role as Program Director, including 8 years as a local business owner. Through Silver Rose Retro, she created custom dresses with a vintage flair, did bridal alterations, and worked directly with her customers to bring their sewn creations to life. Kat has a strong operation and […]

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Owners of Wordsmith Wood Shop blend ‘creative skills’ with customer service

Loveland area couple Gib and Lisa Coalwell made a few wooden boxes decorated with sayings but a large order put a toll on their small laser engraver. The owners of Wordsmith Wood Shop needed to hire staff, get three more engravers and quickly learn manufacturing on a large scale. The couple blends handcrafted wood and […]

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Kure’s Ginger Beer – National Small Business Week Business Spotlight

Kure’s Craft Beverage Co. was launched in 2017 in Loveland, CO with the goal of bringing the best ginger beer made with real ingredients to the market. The idea of starting a business in the craft beverage world started shortly after I moved to Colorado from Illinois in January 2010. I had been enjoying craft […]

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Economic Development Week in Loveland

Every year in early May the nation celebrates the field of Economic Development. The goal of Economic Development Week is to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase the quality of life in communities everywhere. There are so many activities happening in Loveland and the region that help […]

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Ben McConnell Joins the LBDC as Business Consultant

Ben McConnell has joined the Loveland Business Development Center/Larimer SBDC as a business consultant. Ben will primarily be counseling on Ecommerce, SEO, software development and general business development. Ben is a partner in Blue Parable. Blue Parable is headquartered in downtown Loveland at the new desk chair co-working facility. Founded in June of 2018 by […]

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HomeCare of the Rockies Adds Life Meaning to Senior Care

Sandi McCann of Longmont found that when she provided caregiving for her stepmother, she wanted the same kind of meaningful work in her professional life. Sandi had been a marketer for 27 years and was tired of the career, and with some advice that a franchise wouldn’t be a fit, launched her own business. She […]

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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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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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