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 from Phil Rico, Trinidad Major and Greg Sund, City Manager
9:10-9:50 am: SBDC Initiatives
9:50-10:40 am: Certifications & Government Contracting
10:50-11:20 am: Connect2DOT
11:20-11:40 am: Workforce Development
11:40 am-12:00 pm: USDA
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
2:30-2:45 pm: Certified Small Business Communities
2:45-3:15 pm: Small Business Success Stories
3:15-3:30 pm: Final Remarks

Business consulting will be available during the entire forum.