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.

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Best Education Series Training 2014

Starting a Business 101
Cost: FREE: Pre-registration required.
Join us for this overview of what you need to know about 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:  September 22, 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  
Location: Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Avenue, Littleton, CO  80123

Business Plan 101 - Simple Steps to Writing Your Business Plan
Cost: FREE: Pre-registration required.
Join us for a step by step class where you will learn how to write your own business plan and how to use it to create goals and stay on track.  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 business plan will put your concept into action and help to keep you on track for success.

Date: September 30, 2014 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:  Belmar Library, 555 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO  80226

Marketing 101 - Reaching Your Target Audience
Cost: FREE:  Pre-registration is required.
To succeed in business your customers need to find you.  Learn how you find them and how to help them find you. This class is designed for anyone who is thinking of starting a business, new businesses owners or anyone who would like to brush up on their existing marketing strategies. 

Date:  October 6, 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:  Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Avenue, Littleton, CO  80123

Date:  October 7, 2014 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:  Belmar Library, 555 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO  80226

CO Employment Law & Anti-Discrimination Training
Cost: FREE:  Advanced Registration is required.
Join us for this educational training sponsored by the Colorado Civil Rights Division of DORA.  Learn the basics of Colorado Employment discrimination, the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, as well as recent changes in Colorado legislation which expand the remedies allowed to the successful anti-discrimination in employment litigant. 

Date:  Monday, September 29, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm 
Location:  Denver West Office Park, 1626 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 7- 4th floor conference room, Lakewood, CO  80401

Mountain Community Training Series: 
FREE - Advanced registration is required. 
Start-Up Series: September 25, 2014 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - FREE
Location:  Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer, CO  80433
For more information and to register please contact:  JCBRC-303-996-8976 or MRC: 303-838-7552

Quick-books Introductory Training Series: 
Cost:  $99.00
Join us for this 4 week series where you will learn the basics of Quick-books.   This will be an interactive class where you will learn to set up your business account, chart of accounts and run reports producing an accurate and reliable financial statement that give a true reflection of the economic health of your  business. Great for beginners or existing business owners who would like to clean up and organize their books. 

Dates:  4 Week Series - Friday Mornings – 8:00 am – 11:00 am
October 17th, October 24th, October 31st & November 7th
Location:  JCBRC Office – Conference Room
1667 Cole Blvd, Bldg. 19 – Ste. 400, Lakewood, CO  80401

Credit Card 101 Seminar:  Are you overwhelmed by hidden costs of credit card processing?

Cost:  FREE but advanced registration is required
Secret:  Many processors quote low introductory rates and then hit you with higher rates and hidden fees.  Join us and learn how to keep more money in your pocket and what to be aware of when choosing merchant services.

Date:  October 21, 2014 – 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Location: JCBRC - Conference Room, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Ste. 400, Lakewood, CO  80401

For more information on any these classes please call:  303-996-8976