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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Jack Dorr Joins the Loveland Public Library

The Loveland community welcomes Jack Dorr, new business librarian at the Loveland Public Library. Jack started at the library in late September, taking over the role previously held by Amanda Armstrong. Loveland Public Library services are spotlighted at each “So You Want to Start a Business” workshop, provided monthly by the Loveland Business Development Center […]

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Retail Strategies Panel at the LDP Business Alliance Breakfast

The LDP Business Alliance is a business advocacy and advisory group under the Loveland Downtown Partnership. One of the benefits of joining this group is their monthly breakfast held on the last Friday of the month. If you want to get up to speed on the happenings of downtown Loveland, the LDP is the place […]

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Correy Fuqua – The Right Fit for the Larimer SBDC

Correy Fuqua is an impressive addition to the Larimer SBDC team. Correy began his work as administrative assistant at the Larimer SBDC in June, 2017. The Loveland Business Development Center has an alignment with the Larimer SBDC. With that alignment, there is great deal of interaction with the SBDC administrative staff. It has been a […]

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Time Management and Productivity Lunch n’ Learn

The Loveland Business Development Center (LBDC) will be having a free Lunch n’ Learn event on Tuesday, August 29th from noon to 1:30 pm at our office located in the Loveland Chamber of Commerce building. The workshop, Time Management and Productivity, will be presented by Ariana Friedlander of Rosabella Consulting. Are you tired of… Feeling […]

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Spidertrax – LBDC Success Story

Spidertrax Off-Road Owner: Thom Kingston Story written by: Shelley Widhalm Thom Kingston helped start Loveland-based Spidertrax Off-Road not in a garage like some startups but in a fully equipped shop at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. In 1999, Kingston and his former partner and co-founder, Eddie Casanueva, initially snuck into the school after-hours to […]

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Networking is a Business Basic

I have written about this subject before, and it continues to be a relevant subject – networking is a business basic. If you are a business owner, you need to engage in face to face networking. The opportunities are endless if you do some sleuthing. Meetup groups can be easily overlooked. The most obvious choice […]

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Marketing Madness Lunch n’ Learn at the LBDC

Nick Armstrong will be presenting, Marketing Madness Optimize Your Marketing Plan, at the Loveland Business Development Center (LBDC) on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from noon to 1:30 pm. This is a free Lunch n’ Learn event – bring your own lunch. We do ask that you register: Marketing Madness. This workshop will give you a […]

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