Small Business Workshops & Events

South Metro Small Business Development Center:

Small business owners in Douglas County can benefit from valuable information designed to help them grow and expand their businesses.  The South Metro Small Business Development Center offers a comprehensive education and training program by local business leaders from many professional disciplines.  By leveraging the resources of professionals in the community, the SBDC provides a wide range of workshops, conferences, seminars and courses conducted at a number of locations in Douglas County. 

Topics include Business Start-Up Basics, Business Plan Basics and Cash Flow Techniques among others. Access website here.

Douglas County Libraries - Business Events Calendar:

Douglas County Libraries has a specially trained team of business librarians to help you with your research.  They can provide assistance with market research and lists, competitive intelligence, and industry trends for established businesses.  For entrepreneurs with a new idea, we can help you find example business plans and other start-up information.  Each regional library also has special services, programs and work shops developed for small business.

Access Douglas County Libraries' business calendar of events online.

Arapahoe/Douglas Works!  Workforce Center:

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center is a member of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment's statewide network of workforce centers, which provide a variety of no-cost services to job seekers and businesses. Arapahoe/Douglas Works! serves as a critical resource to connect people and businesses in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, and throughout the Denver/Aurora metropolitan region. 

Access Arapahoe/Douglas Works! calendar of events online.

SCORE - Denver Chapter Workshops:

Expert Help for Every Small Business.  Since 1964 SCORE counselors have provided valuable guidance to more than 100,000 clients in the Rocky Mountain area starting their own businesses or improving their existing business. 

Access SCORE's calendar of events online.

Arapahoe Community College - Parker Campus Small Business Classes:

Do you want to start a small business, but you're not sure where to begin?  Find what you need in an ACC small business workshop.  Learn about:

  • Starting a Small Business in Colorado
  • Bookkeeping and Financial Basics
  • Franchising 101
  • Ideas and Inventions: What to do with them

Access ACC Parker Campus' course information and schedules online.