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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Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud Celebrate 50 Years

Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud (MOW-LB) has been serving meals in our community since 1968. In 2017 the program served just over 77,000 meals, in addition to the roughly 24,000 meals prepared for Loveland’s Community Kitchen. The program primarily serves community members who are age 60 and over and are homebound. However, it’s […]

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Tracie Reeves-Hartman combines catering, café experiences at Fresh Plate

Small business owner Tracie Reeves-Hartman demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit by bringing catering services and a downtown café to Loveland through her Fresh Plate Café & Catering concept, something to be celebrated during National Small Business Week. The Loveland Business Development Center will be spotlighting a couple of businesses during this week.   About National Small […]

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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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LoCo Think Tank Group to Begin at the LBDC

Curt Bear, founder of LoCo Think Tank (Local Community Think Tank) has four Think Tank groups meeting in Fort Collins. Curt will be starting a new Loveland group in February 2018. This new group will be meeting at the Loveland Business Development Center located in the Loveland Chamber of Commerce building. If you haven’t heard […]

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Small Business Saturday, November 25, Shop Local!

Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday observed the Saturday following Thanksgiving Day, which promotes shopping small and shopping local. Loveland shops, restaurants and coffee shops are participating in Small Business Saturday by encouraging customers to shop and dine at establishments that are independently owned. This is a day to forego the big box […]

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CEF Launches Small Business Loan Program for Veterans – VALOR

The Loveland Business Development Center (LBDC) has received notification that the Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) is launching a new small business loan program for veterans. The loan program, created to support U.S. military veterans and Gold Star Families (surviving spouses and children of veterans) in Colorado, will officially launch on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2017. […]

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