Upcoming Events 

We regularly host events for entrepreneurs and lenders. We also thoroughly enjoy eating donuts and drinking coffee.       

A collection of small business events from across the state, gathered here, just for you.

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WEEKLY MEETUP: 1 MILLION CUPS

1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation followed by 20 minutes of audience feedback. 

Recurring event, Wednesdays 9-10am, Virtual

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 REFOCUS: A CO.STARTERS WORKSHOP

A free virtual workshop designed to help entrepreneurs shift their mindset around their businesses and find a new way forward in our changing times. 

Recurring event, Thursdays 3-5pm, Virtual

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THE 4 HATS OF LEADERSHIP

Looking to Improve Your Skills as a Manager and Leader?

The 4 Hats of Leadership is a 6-week course designed to provide you with the insights and skills to become the type of leader that teams are proud to follow. This course provides a powerful framework for moving from authority to influence. You will learn a clear and practical model based on the four distinct roles that every successful leader needs to master.

August 19-Sept. 23, 3-4:30pm, Virtual

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GOVERNOR'S MINORITY BUSINESS AWARDS

The Governor’s Minority Business Awards is an honor bestowed upon for-profit, minority-owned businesses who have contributed to the economic diversity and success of minority communities in Colorado. Businesses are awarded in four size categories (micro, small, medium and large) across four regions in Colorado (see map below). An additional award will be given to recognize a for-profit, non-minority-owned business that strongly supports the minority-owned business community in Colorado.

August 26, 4-6:30pm, Virtual

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LOCO THINKTANK BUSINESS WEBINAR: VALUES CLARIFICATION

What's driving your business? Get clear on your personal and professional values at the August business webinar with Josh Emery, from Emery Counseling, on Values Clarification.

Josh will present a series of questions that will help uncover your top three values in life.

You'll learn:
1. Increasing self-awareness
2. The skill of determining values through different the seasons of life
3. How to stay present in uncertain time

August 26, 9-10am, Virtual

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DCI: IN THE GAME VIBRANT DOWNTOWN

DCI's 2020 Vibrant Downtown Event IN THE GAME is converting to a virtual affair held in the morning two days in a row, November 4-5 in the virtual sphere! IN THE GAME will be an interactive and fun experience. We focus on harnessing national, state, and local resources to expand the way our downtown champions think and provide real problem solving opportunities. Get ready to participate in the following components like you have never done virtually! 

  • SOUTHERN COLORADO URBAN RENEWAL SUMMIT
  • GOVERNOR'S AWARDS FOR DOWNTOWN EXCELLENCE
  • COLORADO CHALLENGE COMMUNITY FORUM

November 4-5, times TBA, Virtual

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Annual Membership Events

 

Become a Member

Colorado Lending Source is a membership-based organization made up of lenders, small businesses, community organizations and government groups. For an invitation to our member events, such as the Annual Meeting and Holiday Mart and Party, please fill out a Membership Application. Being a member is free and also means that you have the opportunity to sit on our Board and one of our Loan Review Committees.

Please send completed applications to marketing@coloradolendingsource.org.

Membership Application

Event Space Rental

We offer our meeting and event spaces to like-minded organizations hosting activities that promote innovation and entrepreneurship.

Oh, and did we mention it's free?