Welcome to 2023! This time of year, people use the calendar to evaluate and set priorities for the next twelve months. What are our priorities, things we want and don’t want in their lives, goals, and new endeavors we want to start? For some people, this includes pursuing their dream business. Whether you are looking […]
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.
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.
Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Larimer County, the state has imposed mandatory level red restrictions on our businesses and citizens. In order to help support City of Loveland small businesses that are currently enduring the effects of these restrictions, the City of Loveland has created a $750,000 fund to provide much needed relief to our hardest hit small businesses that operate within the city limits.
Larimer County and Colorado State University are partnering together to support the long-term stability of local businesses and organizations, due to the challenges faced by the COVID-19 outbreak. With changing customer habits and new health requirements, many businesses are needing to ‘pivot’ their business model to adapt to the changing times. In response, CSU’s College of Business will provide free resources to Larimer County business owners to learn how to ‘pivot’ their business […]
An estimated 100 Loveland businesses could benefit from a $550,000 rent relief fund established by the City of Loveland Economic Development Department to provide pandemic-related rent and mortgage aid.
Updated as of March 19, 2020, 2:05 pm Effective March 19, 2020, Colorado has been declared an eligible disaster zone. The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). All 64 Colorado […]
Nick Armstrong will be teaching Marketing Madness, Optimize Your Marketing Plan, on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at the Loveland Business Development Center. This is a Lunch n’ Learn event. Bring your lunch and enjoy one of the top marketers in Northern Colorado. This is a free event, but we ask that you register: Marketing Madness. […]
You may ask, what is a Virtual Assistant? And, why should I hire a Virtual Assistant? A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a skilled, independent contractor/professional who works remotely providing administrative, technical, and/or creative business support services. A VA can help with anything that doesn’t require a physical presence. Recognizing the importance of time when running […]
This is the final segment of the 8-part series of holiday tips, written by Alyson MacMullan of Peak Retail Group, to help retail businesses meet their sales goals. Alyson’s’ expertise lies in inventory planning and management, sales forecasting and cash flow management which are the building blocks of a successful retail business. Holiday Tip #8 The […]