Goal-Setting Key to Business Success

Options are many, including OKR, SMART, PEERS and FAST When starting a business, the excitement of a new product or service makes goal-setting seem easy. But one to two years in, how do business owners keep the momentum going and continue to set targets to move their business along an upward trajectory? If they lack […]

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2022 Leadership Northern Colorado Class Members Announced

FORT COLLINS, COLO. – Thirty-two current and emerging leaders were recently selected to participate in the 2022 Leadership Northern Colorado program.  The group is a diverse mix of professions with representative from education, large and small business, not for profit and government. Leadership Northern Colorado, a joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland […]

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Leadership Northern Colorado Applications Now Available

FORT COLLINS, COLO. – Leadership Northern Colorado is now accepting applications for the 2022 Leadership Northern Colorado (LNC) class. A joint initiative of the Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland Chambers of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Weld Community Foundation, Leadership Northern Colorado was established to build human capacity and to identify, […]

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National Small Business Week Approaches – September 13 – 17, 2021!

To support our business community, the Loveland Business Development Center and Larimer SBDC are partnering to bring you some amazing events to grow your skills as a business owner, connect with other entrepreneurs and access business resources that are here to support YOU! Here’s a breakdown of all the great events we’ve got lined up […]

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Loveland Announces Citywide Patio Assistance Grant Program

LOVELAND, CO – February 24, 2021: The Loveland Downtown District and City of Loveland announced today the creation of a $26,000 fund to provide assistance to local businesses for outdoor dining programs as theyexperience indoor capacity reductions due to COVID-19. The Loveland Patio Assistance Program will provide grant funding of $500 per business to assist […]

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Awards Season at the LBDC

At the LBDC, we have an immense pool of talented consultants who contribute to the success of our clients and provide valuable insight as they work on their businesses. Every year they go above and beyond and in light of the challenging year that was 2020, we had more recognition that needed to happen than in other years. Without further ado, let’s shine a well-deserved spotlight on some of those who made an immense difference for us last year!

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Larimer County Level Up Program Approved

Larimer County’s “5 star” certified business variance program, locally known as the Level Up Program was approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office at 12:47 p.m. on December 23, 2020. Businesses in Larimer County can now apply for and upon approval, inspection and certification, operate at the capacities one level above the overall county position on the statewide COVID-19 Dial.

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“Level Up” aka “5 Star” Program in Larimer County Pre-Application Now Open

Last week Larimer County submitted for the “5 Star” certified business variance program, locally known as the Level Up Program. The 5 Star State Certification Program enables businesses that meet enhanced safety guidelines in qualifying counties to open at greater capacity. For this program to start in Larimer County, our application needs to be approved by the state and our regional COVID-19 case numbers need to continue to decline. The good news is that we expect to meet both of these conditions in the very near future, so we are asking interested local businesses to complete the Level Up pre-application process.

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