Brain Crawl

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

A mental health resource fair for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners, Brain Crawl returns to Founded in FoCo in 2022, featuring: White Light Guidance Web: www.withwhitelightguidance.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/WhiteLightLifeCoach/ IG: @WhiteLightLifeCoach Boundaries Coach, Mary Brown Web: www.BoundariesCoach.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/theboundariescoach/ IOME Web: www.iowemenow.com IG: @iowemenow Health District of Northern Larimer County Web: www.healthdistrict.org FB: www.facebook.com/healthdistrict IG: …

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Harnessing Your Neurodivergence And Using It To Your Advantage with Kristin and Bill Mastre

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

After being married and working in our career fields for 20 years, then merging our agency together for over 5 years, 2020 brought some big changes. TikTok took off as a social platform and of all things, made us look a little deeper into our minds. The next thing we know, one of us was …

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Creating a Strengths-Based Career as an Entrepreneur with Jennifer Vancil

Larimer SBDC Classroom 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins,, CO, United States

Creating a strengths-based career means creating a work role for yourself as an entrepreneur that uses your natural talents. When you base your work life on what comes naturally to you and find ways to partner with others or delegate what drains you, you create a work-life that energizes and engages you. Isn't that why …

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Stop Focusing on Your Weaknesses and Start Leverage Your Strengths in your Business with Elizabeth Mahoney

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

What if you were able to do more of what is easy, and you do naturally well, in your business and you were able to stop focusing in on all the things that you don’t do well. You know, the things that bring you down in your business and put you at risk for burnout. …

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Storytelling for Sales with Ron Ben-Joseph

Larimer SBDC Classroom 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins,, CO, United States

Whether you are presenting in front of a large group, pitching your vision to an investor, or are meeting with prospects one-on-one, communicating your ideas in an honest and clear way is crucial to your success in sales. Storytelling helps you engage your potential clients and keep them interested throughout the presentation or pitch all …

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5 Client Attraction Basics for Freelancers & Service Providers Worried About “The Economy.” with Mari Geasair

Larimer SBDC Classroom 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins,, CO, United States

Don’t fear about paying the bills throw you off track. In this highly actionable and interactive session, you will learn what you can do to stand out from the crowd and attract new and better business, even in a turbulent economy. We will explore five core actions that are essential to attracting and keeping business …

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Digital Detox: How To Protect Your Mental Health While Marketing Your Business On Social Media with Jade Shebelski

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

As entrepreneurs, we wear many hats, and one of those hats is being your business's social media manager. Social Media has evolved from a photo-sharing platform to staying in touch with family and friends, morphing into a place where we share the most perfect, staged, curated highlight reels of our lives. As a social media …

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The Myths and Reality of Earning a Living While Being True to You with Ariana Friedlander

Larimer SBDC Classroom 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins,, CO, United States

Stepping into the world of entrepreneurship is both thrilling and terrifying. You get to meet awesome people and feel extraordinarily lonely. You have to do things you don’t particularly enjoy - marketing, sales, accounting, copywriting, etc. so you can make a living while being true to yourself. In this engaging talk, Ariana shares insights she's …

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Reduce “quiet quitting” with intentional hiring and recruiting with Dayle Wickizer

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

What is “quiet quitting” and how to identify it in your organization. Learn 1 strategy to help hire the right fit the first time. Use onboarding to set your hire up to succeed. Steps to build relationships and reduce “quiet quitting” Speaker: Dayle Wickizer Attendees will walk away knowing this one thing: Real life practices …

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You are ignoring a market larger than China worth over $13 trillion – Panel with Angela Wilson

Larimer SBDC Classroom 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins,, CO, United States

When you are building your product and service’s features or go-to-market strategy, your business is actively removing 25% of your potential customer base or 1.97 billion consumers, if you realize it or not. Who are they? Consumers with short-term and long-term disabilities. That population is larger than in China (1.44B). Our panel will discuss the …

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Work-Life Boundaries: How to Create a Contract with Yourself with Mary Brown

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

Work-Life Balance Boundaries: How to Create a Contract with Yourself Are you looking for the ever elusive work-life balance?  I call BS! What you really need is Work-Life Boundaries!  You will learn: How to decide your boundaries with confidence How to have both good boundaries and good customer service How to create a working contract with yourself

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Workforce Trends – HR & Benefits with Angela Kelton

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

Well-being incorporates much more than physical health. We will take a look at overall Organizational Well-being and how Physical & Emotional, Financial, and Career wellness all come into play every day when our employees come to work. We will address ways employers can better the well-being of their organizations by providing ideas and exploring tools …

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Motivated Money with Karl Dakin

Larimer SBDC Classroom 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins,, CO, United States

Raising capital is difficult, if not impossible, for small businesses when seeking capital from investors who stand to gain only a return on their investment (ROI). Raising capital is easier, with a higher probability of success, a lower cost and time of raising capital and possibly a lower price of money when seeking capital from …

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The Just-Right Business Model with Karen Joy Fritz

Larimer SBDC Classroom 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins,, CO, United States

What if you don’t want to grow a bigger business? What if you actually want a *smaller* one? The Great Resignation doesn’t only apply to employees. Many small business owners have lost our appetite for building an empire. But we need more than a hobby! How can we find that just-right size and flow to …

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Larimer SBDC’s Show Me The Money

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

Are you seeking funding for your small business but are unsure of where to begin? With all the options available for small businesses today, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed! The Larimer SBDC is bringing together multiple types of funding sources for you to ask questions and get answers. In this unique event, we will have …

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The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: The Secret to Employee Engagement with Diana Rogers Jaeger

Larimer SBDC Classroom 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins,, CO, United States

79% of employees who quit their jobs cite lack of appreciation as a key reason for leaving. On the flip side… 81% of employees say they’re motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their work. In today's war for talent, appreciation is a necessity, not a nicety. The 5 Languages of Appreciation …

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Collaborative Partnerships for Scaling Your Business with Beth and Peter Bostwick

Larimer SBDC Classroom 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins,, CO, United States

Many business owners find it difficult to grow because of limited skills, time, and other resources. This is where the power of collaborative partnerships comes in. Partnering with others who's efforts complement your own may be the best way for you to scale. In this panel discussion you will learn more about the powerful collaborative …

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Tell Stories to Drive Sales with Andrew Matranga

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

Storytelling is not about selling. It’s about more than that. It’s about creating connection and relevancy with your audiences. Join Andrew Matranga of StickerGiant as he walks our audience through ways to connect with your audience and promote authentic small business success stories. Speaker: Andrew Matranga Attendees will walk away knowing this one thing: How …

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Experiences of Hispanic/Latinx Business Owners in Fort Collins with Latino Northern Colorado Chris Garcia & Rhonda Solis

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

Our podcast will host a 45-minute live session with 3-4 different Hispanic/Latino/x-identifying business owners, managers, or economic development professionals to hear their experiences building, growing, and engaging the Fort Collins community in their work. Speaker: Latino Northern Colorado, Rhonda Solis, and Chris Garcia Attendees will walk away knowing this one thing: The impact Hispanic/Latinx business …

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Make your recordings sound better with Greg Douras

Larimer SBDC Classroom 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins,, CO, United States

Do you have a podcast, or do you post videos to LinkedIn? Are you a musician recording your own songs? One easy way to improve the quality of your podcast, recordings, or social media videos is to improve your sound quality. In this presentation, Greg Douras will show you some low-cost ways to improve the …

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Breaking Down The Blueprint To A Profitable Business Podcast with Seth Silvers

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

Podcasting has exploded...but how do you make money from it for your business? This session will dive into the different methods of monetizing a podcast and help you understand which one is right for your business podcast. Whether you have an existing podcast or have wanted to start one, this session will help you understand …

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A Panel With Fort Collins Top Podcasters with Seth Silvers

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

In this session, you will hear from some of Fort Collins most tenured podcasters and learn from their lessons, successes, and failures. This session will focus on helping give actionable advice on how you can get a podcast started, how to be a great podcaster, and most importantly...how to keep it going. Speaker: Seth Silvers …

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Chaos, Clarity, and Everything In Between with James Keppel

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

In our world as entrepreneurs, we're often advised to focus on just one thing and to drive only toward that goal. This makes perfect sense on the surface, but the ability to generate, store, act on and implement multiple directions is what drives us. It's our superpower. We'll cover the following: - Where do the …

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The 10 Commandments of ADHD Organization with Luke Hammons

Larimer SBDC Classroom 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins,, CO, United States

Neurodivergent Focus: ADHD Life hacks about how to stay organized with ADHD. Also, benefits of having workers on your team who have ADHD. Speaker: Luke Hammons Attendees will walk away knowing this one thing: It is possible to become organized with ADHD with the proper techniques and guardrails in place.

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Women Who Brew

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

Take a page from these amazing women standing out in a male-dominated industry.  This panel discussion will dive into how these women standing out in the brewing industry started their businesses, what lessons they have learned and how they have had to pivot to stand out.  This session is not just for people interested in …

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Building US Housing with Hemp with Jean Lotus

Larimer SBDC Classroom 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins,, CO, United States

Affordable non-toxic homes made from industrial hemp can build a better future. Hear about how to start a hemp building business from a panel of hemp builders and a hemp homeowner. Hemp+lime (“hempcrete”) is a democratizing and empowering building material that sequesters carbon inside the walls of buildings for 100 years. Walls can be built …

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Interviewing for Fit with Tami Parker

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

Finding the right people is key to running your business. In this session you will learn how to identify what you want in a new employee, and what questions to ask to uncover things like core values, grit, emotional intelligence, and much more. Take 31 years of interviewing experience into your business and get a …

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Make Writing Less Painful and More Profitable with Sara Rosinsky

Larimer SBDC Classroom 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins,, CO, United States

For your startup to succeed, you need to be able to tell the world why it matters. Your emails, press releases, grant proposals, job descriptions—everything needs to be professional and persuasive. But maybe you're not entirely confident in your writing abilities. You might suspect that your sentences are too long or that you're breaking rules …

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Alternative Benefits for Small Business – go beyond traditional benefits to attract/retain the right talent with Tami Parker

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

It can be hard for small businesses to compete with large benefits packages offered by bigger companies. However, many employees are looking for jobs that take a "whole person" approach to benefits. Small Businesses (like yours) can offer a wide variety of benefits that are cost-effective and support employees in meaningful ways. In this session …

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Founded in FoCo Wrap-Up Networking Event hosted by It’s Magic!

Conference Rooms in Longs Peak Student Center 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO, United States

Do you have a strong professional network? Life for entrepreneurs, creatives, and small business owners can be a lonely road. Creating a true community is foundational. The value of having a solid network of like-minded professionals in various points on their journey is immeasurable. Wrap-up Founded in FoCo right by making strong professional connections and …

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