Jefferson County Business Education Series



BEST Mission Statement
Business Education Series Training (BEST) is a partnership of the Jefferson County municipal and non-profit business specialists which provides high quality education seminars and training sessions to the region's business community that are relevant, diverse and affordable for the purpose of encouraging successful growth in a challenging business climate.





Best 2014 Sessions


Starting a Business 101
FREE: Pre-registration required.

A step-by-step seminar to starting a business in Jefferson County.  This class covers all the commonly-asked questions, including how to do a trade name search, choosing the right legal structure, registering with the state, local licensing requirements, and options for financing your business.

Date:  
August 19th - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Jefferson County Business Resource Conference Room, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Suite 400, Lakewood, CO. 80401


Business Plan 101 - Simple Steps to Writing Your Business Plan
FREE: Pre-registration required.

The plan typically includes the basic components about the business; description, target market & marketing tactics, the goals and the way you will run your business and the financials.  Even if you are not seeking financing your plan is where you will put your concept into action.


Date:  July 29, 2014 - 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Location: Jefferson County Business Resource Conference Room, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Suite 400, Lakewood, CO. 80401

Date:  August 26th - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Jefferson County Business Resource Conference Room, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Suite 400, Lakewood, CO. 80401


Marketing Essentials 101
FREE: Pre-registration required.

Who should attend?  Anyone thinking about starting a business or someone who has just launched a business! 
To succeed in business you need customers.  How do you find them and more importantly -  how do they find you?  In this class you will learn how to recognize your ideal customer, identify your target markets and create a unique selling proposition.  All 3  of these key elements are essential for a successful marketing strategy.    

Please check back for upcoming dates!



Please Note:  The Facebook Overview Class scheduled for July 30th at 6:00 pm has been canceled.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.  Please see the Facebook classes being offered in August below: 

Using Facebook to Promote Your Business - Interactive Class
$25.00 

Date: Wednesday Morning:  August 13, 2014 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Or  Thursday Evening:  August 28th - 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm 

Join us for an interactive class where you will learn how to utilize Facebook fully  sharing your message and reaching a broader demographic.  You will learn all the tricks to ensure your message is reaching even more people!  Class sizes are small so there is plenty of time for personal questions.  

Location:  Jefferson County Business Resource Center

1667 W. Cole Blvd.

Bldg. 19, Ste. 400
Lakewood, CO  80401



Jefferson County Business Resource Fair

FREE: Pre-registration is appreciated. - Online registration is not available for this event.  Please call the office or register by email - see contact info below.  

If you are a business owner or thinking about starting a business - You don't want to miss this event!  There are numerous business resource available to you in Jefferson County and you will have the chance to connect with all of them in once place.  Many of these resources are free and low cost and all of them are dedicated to helping your business succeed and thrive!  Join us for great networking - door prizes and a chance to connect with some resources  you haven't discovered yet.  See you there!

Date:  September 4, 2014 - 7:30 am - 10:30 am.     
Wheat Ridge Recreation Center
4005 Kipling Street
Wheat Ridge, CO  80033

Register Now: 
or Call 303-996-8976




Would you like to share you expertise with other business owners?  If you would like to be considered as a speaker for an upcoming class or have a great idea for a class topic please contact us! 



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