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Denver Small Biz Day

About This Event

Small Biz Day is a free program for anyone interested in starting or growing a small business. Attendees will learn how to plan for, finance and market a small business, directly from local experts and small business support organizations.

Sessions and resources will be available for both new and existing small businesses. Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with leading organizations that can help small businesses get started or reach the next level.

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Audience

Who should attend?
Potential, new and existing small business owners

Event Details

Date Time Location
Dec. 1, 2012 Not available Denver, Colo.

Dec. 1, 2012Small Biz Day Agenda

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8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
9 - 9:10 a.m.  
Welcome
Ariel Cisneros
Sr. Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch
Chris Martinez
Director of Small Business Opportunity
Office of Economic Development, City and County of Denver
9:10 - 9:55 a.m.  
Access to Capital: Funding Your Business
Ariel Cisneros
Sr. Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch
Jesse Golland
Loan Officer
Accion
Rob Smith
Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Micro Finance Institute
Alan Ramirez
Commercial Loan Officer
Colorado Enterprise Fund
Jeff Romine
Chief Economist
Office of Economic Development, City and County of Denver
10 - 10:50 a.m.  
Planning Your Business (Breakout 1)
LeRoy Romero
Director (Moderator)
Minority Business Office, OEDIT
Elena Vasconez
Director of Business Development
Mi Casa Resource Center
Rob Smith
Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Micro Finance Institute
10 - 10:50 a.m.  
Growing Your Market (Breakout 2)
Ariel Cisneros (Moderator)
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch
Luis Colon
Partner
Senku Marketing
Jamie Gallegos
President
Debra Rodriguez
Vice President, Business Development
Social Climb
10 - 10:50 a.m.  
Networking Break and Transition
11 - 11:50 a.m.  
So You Want to Grow Your Start-Up Business? (Break
LeRoy Romero
Director (Moderator)
Minority Business Office, OEDIT
Cathy Hicks
Marketing Chair
Denver SCORE
Abram Sloss
Executive Director
Denver Metro Small Business Development Center
11 - 11:50 a.m.  
Procurement Best Practices (Breakout 2)
Ariel Cisneros
Moderator
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas CityĆ¢??Denver Branch
Janet Arrowood
President
The Write Source
Best Practices in Successful Procurement
Judson Byrn
State Purchasing Director
State Purchasing Office, State of Colorado
David Musgrave
Supplier Diversity Liaison
State Purchasing Office, State of Colorado
Jim McIntyre
Director of Purchasing
City and County of Denver
11:55 - 12:45 p.m.  
Access to Capital Panel: Higher Levels of Funding
Greg Lopez
District Director, Colorado (Moderator)
U.S. Small Business Administration, Colorado District Office
Mark Abell
Senior Vice President/SBA Division Manager
Vectra Bank Colorado
Brian Burke
National SBA Lending Director
Community Reinvestment Fund USA
David Burnett
Business Acquisition Manager
Wells Fargo Bank
Amber Hills
Senior Vice President
West FirstBank
Alan Ramirez
Commercial Loan Officer
Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF)

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Contact Information

303-572-2601

Ariel Cisneros

Ariel.Cisneros@kc.frb.org

 
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