LBDC Team Presenting at FoCo Startup Week 2019

Techstars Startup Week will be held in Fort Collins from February 22nd – March 2nd, 2019. Follow their fan page for updates: Check out the full line-up of free workshops and sign up to volunteer on their website:

The Loveland Business Development Center is honored to have some of our team members participating in this worthwhile community event to inspire entrepreneurs and help them to grow their business.

Kathy Stewart, LBDC/Larimer SBDC consultant and instructor, will be teaching her popular One Page Business Plans for Creatives workshop on Monday, February 25th from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Downtown Artery (252 Linden Street). Kathy has developed this workshop to help individuals create a concise business plan that includes all the key elements.

Franklin Taggart, LBDC/Larimer SBDC consultant and instructor, will be presenting Podcasting for Marketing, Sales and Customer Service on Tuesday, February 26th from 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm at the Innosphere (320 E. Vine Drive). On Wednesday, February 27th from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm he will be presenting 5 Online Income Opportunities for Creative Businesses at the Carnegie Center for Creativity (200 Mathews St). Franklin will also be presenting Booking Yourself as a Podcast Guest at The Articulate (324 Jefferson Street) on Friday, March 1st at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Franklin’s business is Franklin Taggart Creative. Franklin’s podcast is The Reset Podcast.

Charity DeVries has been a speaker on numerous E-Commerce panels throughout Northern Colorado. She is an LBDC/Larimer SBDC consultant and instructor. Charity and her husband Ben have several successful businesses; TechKnow provides online marketing solutions, Aromatherapy Outfitters is their widely successful E-Commerce business. They are also partners in Physical Product Pros. Grateful Glamper is their most recent business launch. Charity will be on the panel Overwhelmed by E-Commerce? Fin Your Platform on Tuesday, February 26th from 9:15 am – 11:00 am at the Downtown Artery (254 Linden St.) Benjamin McConnell, LBDC/Larimer SBDC consultant, will also be on this panel. Benjamin is a partner in Blue Parable, which provides E-Commerce launch services.

Nick Armstrong, of WTF Marketing, has volunteered hundreds of hours to the LBDC program, teaching clients about social media, SEO and marketing. He has also developed two websites for the program. Nick has co-organized community events like Fort Collins Comic Con, Startup Week Fort Collins, TEDxFoCo, Ignite Fort Collins, LaidOffCamp/CareerCamp, PodCamp Fort Collins, and more. He will be teaching Freelancer/Solopreneur Marketing Strategies 101 on Monday, February 25th from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Nick will also be teaching Negotiation for Freelancers and Solopreneurs from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm on February 25th at the Downtown Artery.

If you are a business owner, or are considering going into business, I would encourage you to attend as many sessions during Fort Collins Startup Week as you possibly can fit into your schedule. It is amazing to have the opportunity to hear from so many local entrepreneurs who have “been there, done that” and all of this is free to the attendee.

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