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Accelerate Growth, Promote Excellence

Let us help you establish a firm business foundation- from showing you how to develop your business plan, to identifying the best ways to obtain funding, and everything else associated with opening your doors. All services and information are at little or no cost to both start-ups and established businesses in Douglas County, Colorado.

Our business consultants leverage their combined years of experience to help you guide your business to sustainable success year after year.

Contact Judy at the Chamber to learn more about our business training courses.

Contact our Visitor Center Coordinator for questions regarding scheduling a business counseling appointment.

Upcoming Business Trainings

Programs for Business

boman“There have been several times in growing my business that I  needed someone to work through difficult issues with me — most intensively in the start-up phase of course.   The business counselor was so helpful and knowledgeable. I can’t believe this program is free and so easy to use.”

Greg Boman, The Emporium

Do you have questions about…

  • Starting a business?
  • Developing your business plan?
  • Marketing and sales planning?
  • Accounting or tax advice?
  • Securing financing?
  • Managing your growth?
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When: Tuesdays or to meet your needs
Length: As needed
Cost: FREE

Meet with an experienced business consultant, an expert on helping businesses grow and thrive. Local and confidential!
Schedule an appointment or call the Chamber at 303.688.4597.

bandrowsky“Always short on time, I usually eat lunch in the office working. However, I have found these Lunch ‘n Learn classes help me clear my mind and focus on how to build or improve some facet of my business. I always take away something valuable. It is definitely worth the time—and always great to meet my peers. These classes are good for my business on many fronts!”                                   Dr. Bandrowsky Implant & Oral Surgery of Colorado

Biz Builder Lunch n Learn

  • Diverse business-related topics
  • Casual and interactive environment
  • Focused and practical
  • Convenient time and location
  • Great opportunity to ask questions of a subject-matter expert

When: 11:00 – 1:00 PM, Once each month
Length: 2 hours
Cost: Chamber Members FREE; Non-members $25

subia“It is such a challenge to develop a social media plan and connect with customers in the most effective and efficient way—yet it is so important. These  classes help me to prioritize, focus and keep up with the constant change in technology and the public’s online practices. And, as a bonus, the classes are fun and fast paced.”  Rosette Subia,  Brookside Inn 

 

Third Tech Tuesday

  • Covers a variety of technology and Social Media subjects
  • Trainings are focused and to-the-point
  • Content can be applied immediately
  • Explained so everyone can understand
  • Periodic in-depth sessions offered

When: 9:30 – 11:00 AM, Third Tuesday each month
Length: 1.5 hours
Cost: Chamber Members $0—$10, Non-members $25

View Current Trainings or contact Judy at 303.688.4597 for more information.

  • Perfect solution for office-bound staff
  • Access to training from any computer, Hundreds of courses
  • Affordable: as low as $12
  • Chamber Membership IS a requirement
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Contact Judy or call 303.688.4597 if you have questions or need further assistance.

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  • Research and market studies assistance
  • Business planning tools
  • Access to extensive databases
  • Targeted mailing list & GIS map generation
  • Contact a reference librarian at Douglas County Libraries (100 S. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104  • 303-791-7323)

toolkitAccess to customized databases, targeted marketing lists, competitive intelligence, information on industry trends, product tracking, local and state statute research, and other forms of research. View Business Toolkit.

  • Utilize the free commercial real estate database available at the Castle Rock EDC or call 303.688.7488 to find traditional office, retail, or industrial space.
  • Co-working space available at the ConneXion Spot enables entrepreneurs, free-lancers, and remote workers to rent as little space and office time as needed-with a broad array of amenities, perks, and support.
Businesses seeking capital can approach the local venture capital panel by contacting the Castle Rock EDC at 303.688.7488 or visit their website.