February – March 2014

Feb
19
Wed
First Steps Seminar: Small Business Start Up @ CMC Steamboat Springs
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

First Steps Seminar: Small Business Start Up

Assess your own strengths and weaknesses as a business owner. Learn how to analyze the potential for your business. Where do you find good data?  This program is designed for people who have not yet started a business.

You will learn how to answer these questions:

  • Who are my customers, why do they want/need my product/service and how many are out there?
  • How do I build a revenue/sales forecast?
  • How much money will you need to start your business and how to build a monthly expense budget?  What is the forecast for profit/loss my first two years?
  • What are the sources for funding your business and what do they require?
  • What resources are available to help you with the planning process?

    This workshop is free and held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month in the Colorado Mountain College Entrepreneurship Center from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.
    The workshops are a collaborative effort of the Colorado Mountain College Entrepreneurship Center and SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Businesses)

If you have questions about this seminar, please call Randy Rudasics, Manager of the Colorado Mountain College Small Business Resource Center at 870-4491.

Feb
20
Thu
First Aid/CPR/AED/BBP @ WCCC in Grand Jct
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Feb
21
Fri
Adult First Aid/CPR @ Steamboat Springs
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Class Description

This course covers a 2 year certification from Medic First Aid International, meeting compliance requirements for employers. Includes First Aid, CPR and AED for patients 8 years old and older.

Syn# 79631
Cost
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Feb
24
Mon
Tacos al Pastor @ Steamboat Springs
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Class Description

Al pastor (from Spanish, in the style of the shepherd) is a dish developed in Central Mexico, likely as a result of the adoption of the shawarma spit-grilled meat brought by Lebanese immigrants to Mexico.

Syn# 79426
Cost
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Feb
26
Wed
First Aid/CPR/AED/BBP in Parachute @ CMC Parachute
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Feb
27
Thu
PEC Safeland in Parachute @ CMC Parachute
Feb 27 @ 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Digital Photography on Snow @ Steamboat Springs
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Class Description

How to photograph on snow. This class meets on two Thursday nights 5:30-7:30 (2/27, 3/6), and one Saturday morning in the field from 10-12pm (3/1). Location will be announced in class.

Syn# 79538
Cost
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”

Success Steps Seminar: Accounts Receivable Management @ CMC Steamboat Springs, Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center, Room 127
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Accounts Receivable Management and Effective Collection Practices

If you extend credit to others to encourage sales or adapt to standard practices in your industry, you know that accounts receivables drain cash, are add administrative hassle, cause worry and, occasionally, go bad.  This seminar will help you create an easy, systemic process to oversee your receivables, develop prompt payment habits from clients and deal with slow pay clients professionally and effectively.

Topics that will be covered in this program include:

  • Credit applications and pre-qualification of client risk.
  • The cost of out of control receivables to your business
  • Early steps that offer friendly encourage for prompt payment
  • Dealing with past due clients professionally and assertively
  • Steps to take to accelerate the collection process (legal, collection agencies and small claims court).

The presentation will be led by Randy Rudasics, Manager of the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center at CMC and a SCORE business counselor. Prior to his role at CMC, Randy owned and operated a staffing service in Indiana where he managed  receivables in excess of one million dollars including the extension of credit and collections.  Randy also spent many years with Hewlett Packard where he oversaw receivables and financing activities for a $250 million dollar territory.

Cost is $15, includes seminar, light snacks and coffee.
Please arrive on time.
To register, please call 970- 870-4491

The Success Steps Seminar Series is held monthly on topics of interest to local businesses and entrepreneurs in the  Yampa Valley.
The Series is a collaborative effort of the Colorado Mountain College Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and SCORE.

Feb
28
Fri
Energy Forum & Expo in Grand Jct @ Two Rivers Convention Center
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mar
3
Mon
Cuba Cuba @ Steamboat Springs
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Class Description

Cuban cooking reflects the country’s Spanish, African, and Caribbean influences and how these influences manifest themselves into a delectable array of distinctive food preparation. In this hands-on class learn the history of Cuban cuisine.

Syn# 79427
Cost
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.”