Business Education Series Training
Business Education Series Training (B.E.S.T.) is a partnership of Jefferson County municipal and nonprofit business specialists, which provides high quality education seminars and training sessions to the region’s business community. The seminars are designed to encourage growth in a challenging business climate, are relevant, diverse and affordable.
Denver Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center is supported by the SBA and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. This group of business consultants has impressive credentials from varied experiences of owning and operating businesses. The center offers low-cost seminars and classes to help you learn skills in business management, accounting and financial growth, and sales and marketing tactics. These seminars and courses provide you with valuable networking opportunities and teaching you to make your business grow.
SCORE Denver - Counselors to America’s Small Business - is a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs seeking to start their own business. SCORE Denver also offers assistance to already established small businesses by providing individual free counseling, cost effective seminars, in-depth business checkups and many other business-related services.
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute
The Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI) is a nonprofit organization that provides learning, lending and coaching to grow community entrepreneurs who build businesses that lead to self-sufficiency. RMMFI’s brand of microfinance combines affordable, approachable business support services and flexible microloans to help individuals transform a good idea into an income-generating business.
Lakewood Tax Revenue Seminars
The City of Lakewood Revenue Division offers free seminars concerning sales, use, construction, and accommodations tax issues. Seminars are held semi-annually and participants can work directly with the audit team on issues specific to their business.
Any and all of these resources count toward the Small Business Academy grant program.