Nov
15
5:00 pm17:00

Top 5 Must-Do's for Social Media & Digital Marketing

 

Your social media positioning is critical to attracting new customers, sharing new product/service information, and sustaining your business. Adam Shake, former founder/operator of a digital marketing company and current Business Development Coordinator of the Estes Park Economic Development Corporation, will cover the business manager’s top five key points to stay current.

Speaker(s): Adam Shake, Estes Park Economic Development Corporation

This workshop will be held in the Wasson Room of Estes Valley Library

Fee: Free

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Nov
1
12:00 pm12:00

How to Engage Your Employees in Profit Growth

  • Estes Valley Library

Your employees want to help you improve profits. All you have to do is ask them! This workshop will show you how. Participants will learn easy, budget-friendly tools for educating and exciting your people about your business plans.

Speaker(s): Mike Kohler, Larimer County Workforce Center

This workshop will be held in the Hondius Room of Estes Valley Library

Fee: Free

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Oct
25
5:00 pm17:00

Larimer SBDC Training - Operational Best Practices

  • Estes Valley Library

Operational Best Practices

Topic: Managing a Business

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Larimer County SBDC Training Site - Estes Valley Library

Mike O’Connell is the Director of the Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the former owner/operator of a leading national rustic furniture business. He will talk opportunities and issues that he observes when working with the SBDC’s many clients, including how businesses get into trouble, and how the SBDC can help you avoid those problem areas.

Speaker(s): Mike O'Connell

Register for this event online

This workshop will be held in the Wasson Room of Estes Valley Library

 

Fee: Free

Oct
18
5:00 pm17:00

Inventory Control 101: Understanding Retail Cash Flow

  • Estes Valley Library

 

Topic: Managing a Business

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Larimer County SBDC Training Site - Estes Valley Library

Retail is a blend of art and science. As the store owner you understand your customers and what they want: you provide a point of view and a taste level, the ART. The SCIENCE involves understanding how to maximize the merchandise you bring in to support your vision.

Inventory control is the best investment you can make for your store: Poor inventory management is the #1 reason retailers fail. And 1/3 of stores that fail are actually profitable but don’t have enough cash flow to run the business. You will learn Procurement, operational, and marketing strategies & tactics to make your inventory and cash-flow work better for you.

We will talk about too much inventory, not enough inventory, gross sales, what percentage most retailers spend on merchandise, and inventory in relation to total assets.
This class will walk through the basics of running a retail business and you will come away understanding:

• The difference between net profit and cash flow
• The 4 Pillars of Retail
• How to more accurately forecast your sales
• What an Open-to-Buy is and how to create one for your business
• How to create a cash flow projection

Speaker(s): Alyson MacMullan, Peak Retail Group

The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

The workshop will be held in the Wasson Room of the Estes Valley Library.

Fee: Free

Register for this event online

Speaker: Alyson MacMullan, Peak Retail Group

Sep
19
10:00 am10:00

VanGo Vanpool Transit Informational Presentation

  • YMCA of the Rockies

What is a vanpool?

A vanpool is a group of six people with similar commutes (consistent start time and destination) of 20 to 80 miles to and from work who share a comfortable van provided by the VanGoTMVanpool Program. They usually live and work in approximately the same areas and work roughly the same hours. Vanpool members pay a monthly fee that helps cover the costs of the van, fuel, maintenance and insurance. Driving responsibility is shared and negotiated amongst the drivers.

Sep
8
12:00 pm12:00

EPNRC Lunch & Learn Roundtable Discussion – Nonprofits and the Economic Strategy

  • Estes Valley Library

Estes Valley Library in the Hondius Room

Grab your lunch and join us for this interesting discussion.  Lunch & Learn Roundtable Discussions are free of charge to EPNRC member organizations (staff and current board) and $10 for nonmembers. Don’t miss out! 

 

If you have ideas for future roundtable discussions, please contact EPNRC executive director, Jill Lancaster at director@epnonprofit.org

Sep
7
8:00 am08:00

Estes Park Entrepeneaurial Startup - Meetup

  • Via Bicycle

Meet other entrepreneurs in Estes Park, Colorado! We are a small but growing group of startup entrepreneurs in Estes Park looking to inspire and help each other through the creation of a dense network. If you are an active entrepreneur or even if you just have an idea, join us at Via Bicycle in Estes Park!

Coffee, beer, networking, and building businesses.

Aug
31
6:00 pm18:00

Estes Park EDC Website Rollout

  • Elkins Distillary

WITH THE INTERNET SUCH AN IMPORTANT INFORMATION RESOURCE, THE ESTES PARK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION HAS EXPANDED ITS WEBSITE TO BE A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES SEEKING RESOURCES. 

Estes Park EDC will host a presentation and discussion of its new website on Tuesday, August 31 at 6 pm at Elkins Distillery, 1825 N Lake Ave, Estes Park CO. The information presented will be of value to both businesses and local residents interested in the economic health of our community. The public is welcome to attend. Nonalcoholic beverages will be provided to the public.

“I’m pleased that we were able to develop a website containing a wealth of information resources for both existing and potential businesses in Estes Park,” explained Jon Nicholas, President/CEO of the Estes Park EDC.  The website, located at www.estesparkedc.comhas over forty pages of information including entrepreneurial and business resources, partner organizations, live and work data, business incentive information and downloadable community and project reports.  The website features over 250 outgoing links to other information and resources.

The updated website features a contemporary look, feel and functionality.  “It was important for us to have a clean and modern look while maintaining a strong back end to support search engine optimization, inbound marketing, social media integration and our customer relationship management software”, said Adam Shake, Communications and Business Development Director. “We even asked for and received permission from Eric Rose (Estes Park Police Operations Captain) to feature some of his nature photography on the website.”  The website also features responsive design, so that content is easily accessed by users on their mobile devices. 

If you would like further information, you may also call the Estes Park EDC at 970-577-1031.