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Colorado Workshops

In addition to state workshops, please visit the Small Business Taxes: The Virtual Workshop page for instructional, interactive lessons designed to help new small business owners learn their tax rights and responsibilities.

Visit the IRS Video portal for video and audio presentations on topics of interest to small businesses.

If you live near a state line, please look for workshops in nearby cities of the bordering state.

AURORA

Title: Starting a Business
Date: See below
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., #2300, Aurora, CO 80012
Event Information: This FREE seminar introduces the attendee to the business, economic, and legal requirements of self-employment. Attendees of this workshop will learn the process of selecting the most appropriate business structure, business requirements, and taxation fundamentals. IRS will be providing small business materials for this class. Complete the online registration form for the class you want to attend or call 303-326-8690.

June 5, 2014 
July 3, 2014

Sponsored By: Aurora Small Business Development Center – Satellite

Title: Aurora Business Licensing & Sales Tax
Date: July 9, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., #2300, Aurora, CO 80012
Event Information: Understand the process of obtaining a business license in Aurora, taxpayer rights and responsibilities, taxes you may have to pay, and the reason that audits are conducted. City of Aurora staff will help answer questions specific to your industry or business. IRS will be providing small business materials for this class. Complete the online registration form or call 303-326-8690.
Sponsored By: Aurora Small Business Development Center – Satellite

BOULDER

Title: Start-Up Essentials
Date: June 18, 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Boulder Chamber of Commerce, 2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Event Information: Learn the nuts and bolts of starting your own business, including legal entity selection, taxes (sales, use and payroll), liability protection, registering your trade name, and more. This workshop will help save time and stress by helping you determine which agencies to contact along with the forms you will need, and by providing the information necessary to make key decisions before completing your paperwork. Fee: $45.You will receive a packet containing reference materials and forms you will need to get your business started right away. IRS will also be providing small business materials for this class. Any fees are by the hosting organization and not the Internal Revenue Service. Complete the online registration form or call 303-442-1475.
Sponsored By: Boulder Small Business Development Center

BRIGHTON

Title: Biz Start-up Academy
Date: See below
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Brighton Economic Development Corporation, 1850 E. Egbert, Suite 140, Brighton, CC 80601
Event Information: Today more people are starting their own business for many reasons; downsizing where they worked for many years; following a lifelong dream; freedom, etc. This all day workshop will get you in motion. Our facilitators will walk you through the steps in one day:

  1. What’s in a name
  2. Determine a legal structure
  3. Register your business name. Check the Secretary of State Business data base to see if it is available
  4. Get an FEIN (Federal Employee Identification Number)
  5. Get a business license
  6. Doing business with your municipality
  7. Understanding federal, state, county and city tax requirements
  8. Understand how to obtain a business bank account
  9. Set up a simple accounting spreadsheet
  10. Identify your customer segments and revenue streams
  11. Meet with counselors to get questions answered and set up a follow up appointment

This one day training will take a few hours but in the end you will have a better understanding of how to start and run your business and all the confusion surrounding licensing and legal requirements will be behind you. You will be an entrepreneur with a network of advisers and documents to get you off on the right foot. Fee: $35. IRS will be providing small business materials for this class. Any fees are by the hosting organization and not the Internal Revenue Service. Complete the online registration form for the class you want to attend or call 303-655-2150.

May 23, 2014 
July 25, 2014

Sponsored By: North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center - Brighton Satellite

COLORADO SPRINGS

Title: Boot Camp: Steps to Owning Your Business
Date: See below
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: El Paso County Citizens Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 1107, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Event Information: Taking the first step to starting your business can be difficult! This workshop will be a realistic starting point for all budding entrepreneurs. The 1 ½ hour workshop will be packed and fast paced. At the end, you will have a good feel for the level of effort and commitment it will take to make your business successful. If you’re serious about starting a business, you don’t want to miss this workshop. This will be a Lunch 'n Learn. Feel free to bring your lunch! Fee: $15. IRS will be providing small business materials for this class. Any fees are by the hosting organization and not the Internal Revenue Service. Complete the online registration form for the class you want to attend or call 719-667-3803.

May 1, 2014 
June 12, 2014

Sponsored By: Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center

COMMERCE CITY

Date: See below
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Derby Resource Center, 7270 Monaco Street, Commerce City, CO 80022
Event Information: During this course you will learn about legal structures, registration, licenses, market research, business planning, obtaining financing, insurance, taxes, employer responsibilities, and sources of assistance. Fee: $35. IRS will be providing small business materials for this class. Any fees are by the hosting organization and not the Internal Revenue Service. Complete the online registration form for the class you want to attend or call 303-289-3688.

June 12, 2014 
July 10, 2014

Sponsored By: North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center - Commerce City Satellite

DURANGO

Title: Starting Your Business Workshop
Date: See below
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Durango Public Library, 1900 E. 3rd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
Event Information: Starting a business can be challenging and uncertain. This 5 hour course is designed to help you navigate through the steps you need to start a business. Presenters include a Small Business Specialist, Marketing Expert, Small Business Banker, Attorney and an Accountant. Topics to be covered include: business planning, legal structure, taxes, marketing & market research, and financing options. Fee: $25. IRS will be providing small business materials for this class. Any fees are by the hosting organization and not the Internal Revenue Service. Complete the online registration form for the class you want to attend or call 970-247-7009.

May 1, 2014 
July 10, 2014

Sponsored By: Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center Satellite - Durango

GRAND JUNCTION

Title: Starting a Business in Western Colorado
Date: May 13, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Business Incubator Center, 2591 Legacy Way, Grand Junction, CO 81503
Event Information: A 2 1/2 hour overview of everything you need to know to start and grow your company including business licensing requirements, the business planning process and business financing options. Fee: $50. IRS will be providing small business materials for this class. Any fees are by the hosting organization and not the Internal Revenue Service. Complete the online registration form or call 970-243-5242.
Sponsored By: Grand Junction Small Business Development Center

HIGHLANDS RANCH

Title: Business Start-Up Basics
Date: June 18, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Event Information: This information-packed workshop will give you a good understanding of what you need to consider in order to start a profitable business. Get your questions answered and learn all about starting a successful business, including some of the basic requirements needed to launch your business. Topics discussed will include legal structure, registration requirements, necessary recordkeeping, marketing and financing your new venture. IRS will be providing small business materials for this class. Complete the registration form or call 303-795-0142.
Sponsored By: South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center Training Site - Highlands Ranch Library

WESTMINSTER

Title: Start-Up Orientation
Date: See below
Time: See below
Location: Front Range Community College, 3645 W. 112th Avenue, Room C1220 (located just inside Entrance 3, on the Southeast side of campus), Westminster, CO 80030
Event Information: During this course you will learn about legal structures, registration, licenses, market research, business planning, obtaining financing, insurance, taxes, employer responsibilities, and sources of assistance. IRS will be providing small business materials for this class. Complete the online registration form for the class you want to attend or call 303-460-1032.

May 13, 2014 -  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
June 24, 2014  - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July 8, 2014  - 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
July 22, 2014  - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Sponsored By: North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center

Title: Starting an Online Business
Date: June 10, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Front Range Community College, 3645 W. 112th Avenue, Room C1220
(located just inside Entrance 3, on the Southeast side of campus), Westminster, CO 80030
Event Information: While every startup faces similar issues, when you are starting an online business, you face special issues. Unlike a typical brick and mortar store, your customers may come from your home state, halfway around the country, or halfway around the world. While the customer base is exponentially higher than a brick and mortar, e-commerce creates a world where the business owner must worry about tax issues, shipping contracts, and terms of use that their non-online counterparts don't have to face. In this seminar, you will learn about the different company structures, the contracts that an online business needs, and special tax issues for online businesses. IRS will be providing small business materials for this class. Complete the online registration form or call 303-460-1032.
Sponsored By: North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center

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