November/December Workshops to Help Thornton Businesses

A variety of Thornton government organizations, nonprofits and business experts have joined forces to help local businesses not only survive, but also THRIVE during the pandemic. To help ensure businesses get all the resources and support they need, the following free workshops and seminars are available over the next month.


Legal Night Clinic

Thursday, November 19
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. (FREE in person)

Presented by: Colleen T. Calandra, JD. LLM, Director of Employment Ramos Law

Colleen will be at the Alliance/Alianza Business Assistance Center (550 E. Thornton Pkwy., Suite 170, Thornton) to answer any legal business questions and to have one-on-one consultations with any business that may need guidance. Call the Alliance/Alianza Business Assistance Center at (720)674-3547 with questions.

RSVP: https://businessinthornton.com/event/legal-night-clinic-with-ramos-law/

 


Building a Successful Consulting Business in Uncertain Times

Monday, November 23
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (FREE via Zoom or in person at Alliance/Alianza Business Assistance Center)

Presented by: Dave Garner, SCORE’s former Denver Chapter Chair

Ninety percent of what is needed to create a successful consulting business in uncertain times (the COVID-19 environment) is unchanged from 2019; but the remaining 10 percent is critical to the success of both an existing or start-up consultancy in a post-COVID environment. This presentation meets the needs of people with an interest in consulting or who have decided to open a consulting business.  It may also be useful for businesses entities considering hiring outside consultants as better understanding of those one works with nearly always improves productivity and the corporate bottom line. In just one hour, we will cover the ten important steps to start a consulting business and discuss a few challenges and opportunities for consultants in the COVID and post-COVID-19 environment. This seminar is simply an introduction to becoming a consultant with a real business – not a hobby or part-time income opportunity. SCORE has two lengthier options for those who later desire a more in-depth discussion of the topics presented in this brief exposure to beginning a consultancy. Individuals who participate will quality for one-on-one mentoring with a SCORE mentor with a successful consulting business supporting major US defense contractors and top Washington, D.C. law firms. Call the Alliance/Alianza Business Assistance Center at (720)674-3547 with questions.

RSVP: https://businessinthornton.com/event/building-a-successful-consulting-business-in-uncertain-times/

 


Facebook Business Page: Social Media During COVID

Tuesday, December 1
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (FREE via Zoom or in person at Alliance/Alianza Business Assistance Center)

Presented by: John Hovey, North Metro SBDC

Your Facebook Business Page is a free and powerful online tool for marketing your business. In this seminar you will learn how to create a great-looking Facebook Business Page and use it to promote your business. Takeaways: create your business Facebook page and social media posting calendar.

RSVP: https://businessinthornton.com/event/facebook-business-page-social-media-during-covid-2/

 


Google My Business: Reach new Customers During COVID-19

Tuesday, December 8
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (FREE via Zoom or in person at Alliance/Alianza Business Assistance Center)

Presented by: John Hovey, North Metro SBDC

Customers use Google more than any other method to find your business. Learn how to create a Google My Business listing and keep it updated during COVID. Bring a laptop or smartphone. Free WiFi and some laptops will be available for attendees to use during the seminar. Call the Alliance/Alianza Business Assistance Center (550 E. Thornton Pkwy., Suite 170, Thornton) at (720)674-3547 with questions.

RSVP: https://businessinthornton.com/event/google-my-business-reach-new-customers-during-covid-19-2/

 


Create Content With Canva: Free COVID Graphic Design

Tuesday, December 15
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (FREE via Zoom or in person at Alliance/Alianza Business Assistance Center)

Presented by: John Hovey, North Metro SBDC

Learn how to use the free, easy-to-use online software Canva and free stock photography at Unsplash.com to create pamphlets and graphics for your business. Free WiFi and some laptops will be available for attendees to use during the seminar. Call the Alliance/Alianza Business Assistance Center (550 E. Thornton Pkwy., Suite 170, Thornton) at (720)674-3547 with questions.

RSVP: https://businessinthornton.com/event/create-content-with-canva-free-covid-graphic-design-2/

For more information contact:
Thornton Economic Development Office
303-538-7605 · [email protected]