The South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center offers a number of programs to assist our clients with developing and growing their small business. Click on the name of the program you are interested in for more information.
NxLeveL™ for Entrepreneurs and NxLeveL™ for Start-Ups are 12-week, intensive business planning courses designed for those seeking knowledge and practical skills for starting, managing, and/or growing their business. These programs are aimed at helping business owners who are starting a business or are currently operating a business. Each participant receives 5 one-on-one consulting sessions outside of class time. Participants graduate with a fully executed business plan!
Success Tracks is a six-month certification program designed to help existing business owners develop a strategic vision, then create a one-page strategic plan to implement the vision. The program is based on the Rockefeller Habits and the program includes: application, assessment, two coaching sessions per month, weekly action steps and a certificate upon graduation. The ideal candidate must be in business a minimum of 2 years, have one employee (other than spouse or family members), minimum gross annual sales of $200,000 and willing to commit to 8 - 10 hours/month from September-March.
A multi-session training program that covers a variety of topics, Business Boot Camp is designed to help small business owners run their business. Participants receive weekly coaching on six main small business topics.
The mission of the Cleantech Open is to find, fund, and foster the big ideas that address today's most urgent energy, environmental, and economic challenges. The Cleantech Open is the planet's leading clean technology business competition. It offers world class entrepreneurial training, mentoring, press coverage, and access to capital and potential customers.
The Small Business Leadership Awards is an annual event co-sponsored by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and the South Metro Denver SBDC. This event is designed to recognize Chamber investors, their successes and contributions to our communities. Three awards are given out at the event: Small Business of the Year, Emerging Business of the Year, and the Brian Vogt Community Leader of the Year. Companies and individuals are nominated for these awards by Chamber investors and employees, or they are self nominated. Finalists and winners are determined by the Small Business Leadership Awards Committee, comprised of seven volunteers who specialize in a different areas of small business.