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New Resources Abound at the Loveland Business Development Center (LBDC)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

 
by Mary Ann Huffines   
   

The Warehouse Business Accelerator was awarded the contract for small-business development services through the Loveland Chamber of Commerce at the beginning of 2016. The program that was in place prior to the new contract was the LCBD. The new program is the Loveland Business Development Center (LBDC). This was an intentional act to keep the name similar. The LCBD program began in 1991; Kelly Jones-Peters was a Director for the LCBD from February 2000 to May 2006. The Executive Director for the new LBDC program is Kelly Jones-Peters. Kelly has an in depth knowledge of how the center functions and brings a fresh approach to the center with her years of experience in economic development in Northern Colorado. 

The mission of the LBDC is to provide Loveland citizens and existing businesses with free one on one consulting services, sophisticated training seminars and street smart advisors in order to create a stronger more vibrant economy. 

The City of Loveland has funded the contract for small business development for 26 years. The name of the program has changed a few times…LCBD changed to Loveland SBDC, reverted back to the LCBD and is now the LBDC. The core offerings of the program have remained stable over the years. What is new and exciting about the LBDC program is the abundance of resources that are now offered to Loveland businesses.  This could only happen through a strong alignment with the Larimer SBDC program, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce and the Warehouse Business Accelerator. Loveland businesses can receive free counseling with business specialists or general counselors for routine business assistance. You can check out the talented consultants at: http://www.larimersbdc.org/about-us/consultants

To receive free counseling services, register at: www.LarimerSBDC.org. If you have any questions, please call (970) 667-4106.


New Trainers for 2015!

Monday, December 22, 2014

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide top-quality training to our business community, in 2015 we will have several new trainers coming on board with the Larimer SBDC. Here's who we have joining our team:

Don Overcash

Don's extensive knowledge of sales and training techniques will be put to use in several sales classes throughout 2015, the first of which is No Guts, No Gain! coming up on February 12th. Make sure to sign up and learn how you can take the sales team for your business to the next level!



Linda's experience in banking and accounting will be put to use in our upcoming Basics of Bookkeeping class. Her passion to help small businesses with their accounting and office organization needs is a perfect fit for this class that will help you get organized and gain a firmer grasp on your small business bookkeeping needs.



If you're looking to add video marketing to your company's marketing plan, Logan will be leading a must-attend class for you! As owner of V3 Media Marketing, he has learned what it takes to be successful with video marketing. Attend Video Marketing for Business on February 24th and walk away with your first short video for your business, along with the knowledge of how to create and edit effective business videos.

In summer 2015, keep your eyes open for our annual Summer Series that will feature special, one-time trainings from other unique, engaging speakers from throughout the community. Sign up for our newsletter to stay in-the-know on our upcoming classes and special events, as well as helpful reminders for business owners.

Here's to a successful 2015!