Mar 28, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Mt. Carmel Center
911 Robinson Avenue
Trinidad, CO 81082

This is the first stop of the 2019 MBO Rural Tour! The Rural Tour’s mission is to expose businesses in rural Colorado to resources and contacts that may be difficult to obtain in remote areas, mainly in the form of training sessions.

These sessions connect small businesses with local and state resources, including:

  • Local SBDC staff and consultants
  • Connect2Dot Program
  • Workforce Development
  • Small Business Administration
  • Colorado Department of Transportation purchasing agents
  • Local banks, lenders and micro lending institutions

The training sessions take place in an informal setting in which people feel comfortable asking questions and sharing challenges with other entrepreneurs potentially facing the same issues.

8:00-8:30 am
Registration & Breakfast

9:00-9:10 am
Welcome Remarks

  • Phil Rico, Trinidad Major
  • Greg Sund, City Manager

9:10-9:50 am
SBDC Initiatives

9:50-10:40 am
Certifications & Government Contracting

10:50-11:20 am

11:20-11:40 am
Workforce Development

11:40 am-12:00 pm

12:00-12:30 pm
Lunch & Discussion

12:30-1:30 pm
SBA Funding & Government Contracting Opportunities

1:30-2:30 pm
Lending Resource Panel & Discussion

2:30-3:00 pm
Small Business Success Stories

3:00-3:15 pm
Final Remarks

Business consulting will be available during the entire forum.