2019 Business Workshops & Trainings in Chaffee County

Are you a small business in Chaffee County looking for opportunities to grow your business and connect with other business in the area? Mark your calendars and register for our upcoming business workshops and trainings below:

Business Plan in a Month – Register Today!

Wednesday, February 20 at Watershed 
Wednesday, February 27 at The Scout Hut 
Wednesday, March 6 at Watershed 
Wednesday, March 13 at The Scout Hut 
All sessions 9am – 12pm

Are you launching or running a new business in Chaffee County? Join local Small Business Development Counselors and fellow business owners to complete a basic business plan in just four morning sessions. SBDC Counselors will teach the sessions using LivePlan, and will also offer one-on-one SBDC counseling to refine your plan. Participants are encouraged to attend all 4 sessions that will alternate between Watershed in Buena Vista and The Scout Hut in Salida from 9am – 12pm.

Thanks to our community sponsors, we are able to offer a Business Plan in a Month workshop for just $100*. This is a $600 value and includes:

  • Four intensive workshops to develop the essentials of your business plan
  • Ongoing access to one-on-one business counseling
  • 6 months subscription to LivePlan
  • PDF Copy of the “Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan” by Tim Berry
  • Light breakfast and coffee/tea at all sessions

*Members of Buena Vista & Salida Chamber of Commerce, Watershed and Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation receive a discounted rate of $85 for the course. SPACE IS LIMITED. Register now to guarantee a spot and more information of what to expect each week. Follow us on Facebook for updates, to ask questions and for workshop details.

2019 Spring UAS Roundup

Join us at Mount Princeton Hot Springs for a reception on Sunday, April 14 from 4pm – 6pm and Spring UAS Roundup on Monday, April 15 from 8am – 4pm.

Explore and understand the capabilities of emerging unmanned aircraft systems and technology. Contact [email protected] for additional information.

Influencing & Making Things Happen

Thursday, April 18 from 8am – 10am
The Scout Hut in Salida, CO

Join Jamie Sabbach on a brief journey as we discuss what it takes to gain more influence, lead change and make things happen. Brought to you by the Salida Chamber of Commerce and team SBA.

Entrepreneurial Bootcamp – Start Up to Scale Up


Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) in partnership with Startup Colorado, is hosting another “boot camp” aimed at entrepreneurs and businesses that are moving beyond the start up phase and looking to scale up or accelerate their business. This is high level professional training offered by two professors from the CU Leeds School of Business, Center of Entrepreneurship. It’s fun and educational!