The Brighton EDC hosts Brighton Small Business Week

  • By Brighton EDC
  • 27 Jun, 2017

The U.S. Small Business Administration designated April 30 – May 5, 2017 as National Small Business Week and in recognition of the many fantastic small businesses that call Brighton home, City Council designated the same week as Brighton Small Business Week with an official proclamation. The Brighton EDC (BEDC) led the celebration of Brighton Small Business Week with a few networking and educational events in town targeting Brighton small business and supporters of small business.

The BEDC hosted an open house at the BEDC offices to update the community on local development plans that the BEDC and the City are working on and to share information about the business services accessible through the BEDC and partner organizations. About 70 people turned out to learn and network. The BEDC will be hosting another similar open house this fall so stay tuned for more information. You do not want to miss it.

May 4th and 5th saw the first ever “Brighton Small Business Expo."  On Thursday, May 4th, the BEDC hosted Access to Capital Day at The Armory. A dozen banks and non-profit lenders and other business service providers were on hand to answer questions about their products and services for small business. Additionally, a lender panel discussed the ins-and-outs of loans and answered many great questions for the small businesses in attendance. There was also a business accelerator workshop designed to help small business owners look for potholes in the road to success.

On day 2 of the Expo, the BEDC partnered with the North Metro SBDC and Front Range Community College in Brighton to present Business Development Day. A series of workshops were presented free of charge for entrepreneurs and small business owners to learn about business modeling, social media and marketing among other topics.

Special thanks to all of our partner organizations who donated their time and expertise. The feedback from those who attended was very positive and the BEDC hopes to return next year during National Small Business Week with another lineup of valuable small business events.

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