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Colorado SBDC hosts 8th Annual Women's Small Business Conference



Office of Gov. John Hickenlooper

Office of Economic Development
& International Trade

Jenifer Doane, 303-892-3847


Colorado SBDC to host 8th Annual Women's Small Business Conference featuring Author and Inspirational Speaker Kimberly Alexander

Registration Now Open; Early Bird Discount until June 1

Denver - May 12, 2017 - The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network announced today that registration is now open for the 2017 Women's Small Business Conference to be held Friday, July 14, at the Sky Ute Casino Resort in Ignacio, Colo.

The one-day conference will feature a day full of breakout training sessions, exhibitor tables, one-on-one consulting, keynote presentation and networking. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to register early as the event sells out every year.

"This conference is perfect for individuals who are looking to start a new venture or for existing businesses looking to grow," said executive director of the SBDC network Kelly Manning. "A wide array of workshop options makes it easy for attendees from all industries to learn the necessary skills to further their business."

Author and professional coach, Kimberly Alexander will present the keynote presentation, "All-in." Alexander will help attendees identify what's holding back their business, and possible solutions that will help them go all in and win. Alexander was a corporate executive for 20 years and recently launched her company as a Growth Strategist and Transformational Speaker for Women Entrepreneurs.

Registration is available online at The cost to attend is $65 person. Those who register prior to June 1 with the code "EARLYBIRD" will receive $10 off their registration. Scholarships are also available for attendees needing assistance.  For creative businesses scholarships, click here  to apply.

More information about the conference is available at Questions should be directed to Wendy Wojcik at or 303-892-3816

Follow conference happenings with the hashtags #womensmallbiz and #cosbdc on social media.


People looking to start a new venture and existing businesses looking to grow


Sky Ute Casino Resort (only 20 minutes outside Durango)
14324 Colorado-172
Ignacio, CO 81137


Friday, July 14, 2017 | 7:30AM-6:00PM


  • Marketing
  • Financials
  • Business planning
  • Social media
  • Branding
  • Human resources
  • Funding options


$65 Attendee (Use code "EARLYBIRD" before 6/1 for $10 off)
**Scholarships are available**
For creative businesses scholarships, click here  to apply.

$250 Exhibitor
Includes 1 ticket to the event

QUESTIONS: or 303-892-3816

About the Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network

The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is dedicated to helping existing and new businesses grow and prosper in Colorado by providing free and confidential consulting and no-or low-cost training programs. The SBDC strives to be the premier, trusted choice of Colorado businesses for consulting, training and resources. The SBDC Network combines the resources of federal, state and local organizations with those of the educational system and private sector to meet the specialized and complex needs of the small business community.