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Steamboat Flyfisher opens at new location
Steamboat Flyfisher has moved to its new location in The Olympian at Fifth and Yampa streets. The store shifted from 507 Lincoln Ave. to 35 Fifth St., Unit 102. The phone number remains the same: 879-6552.
CMC to host business coaching seminar Friday
Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus is hosting a program Friday called Coaching for Performance Improvement. It is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and focuses on coaching and counseling of employees, according to a news release. Discussion will focus on using the important characteristics of top performers to recognize behaviors, effective communication styles and establishing performance improvement plans, according to the release. Karen Goedert, of Resort Recruiters, will lead the seminar.
To register, call CMC at 870-4444 and reference class 40113. The fee is $100. For more information, call Randy Rudasics at 870-4491. The seminar is the third in CMC's Small Business Resource Center Leadership Series.
Web chat to feature small-business owner
A Small Business Administration-sponsored Web chat Thursday will consist of insights from small-business owner Luis Yepez Jr. Yepez is co-owner of Mainstream Global in Lawrence, Mass. He learned that the Merrimack River had flooded while away on a business trip in 2006, according to a news release. The company, a distributor of integrated circuits and computer products, was housed on the banks of the Merrimack and sustained severe water, debris and sewage damage. After losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in inventory, the company received a disaster loan from the SBA, which helped Mainstream Global stay in business.
Yepez is scheduled to give a chat called "Disaster Preparedness for Business Owners - An Inside Perspective." He'll take questions and offer advice. The chat is from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, and participants can join the live chat by clicking the "Online Business Chat" icon at www.sba.gov. They also can post questions ahead of time at http://app1.sba.gov/livemeeting/jun09/.
First Steps Seminar scheduled for this week
Colorado Mountain College's Bogue Enterprise Center is offering a First Steps Seminar on Wednesday. The free seminar is aimed at people interested in starting a business. It is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at CMC in Room 300 of Bogue Hall.
The monthly seminar aims to help would-be entrepreneurs address these questions:
- Do you have the right personality, skills and life situation to start and manage a business?
- Do you have a good business idea that will meet a customer need and make a profit?
- How much money will you need to start your business, and how much money can you make?
- What are the sources for funding your business, and what do they require?