Published: Oct. 12, 2023 By ,

2022 RCWS Yampa Valley attendess standing together looking up at the camera

The Demystifying Entrepreneurship Rural Colorado Workshop Series (RCWS) in partnership with Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is coming to Craig, Colorado, on October 20th and 21st for their fourth year of the Rural Colorado Workshop Series: StartUp to ScaleUp Yampa Valley! This two-day event allows entrepreneurs with second-stage businesses to help shift out of their startup phase and onto “what’s next”.

Taught by award-winning professors and entrepreneurs Erick Mueller and Visda Carlson, this weekend-long workshop supports entrepreneurs at any stage in their venture, especially those working on scaling their operations. Attendees will learn how to develop marketing strategies, evaluate their business, finance/fund, and more! By the end of the workshop, entrepreneurs will have expanded their entrepreneurial toolkit and receive a University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Certificate of Completion. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn from this workshop’s incredible speakers and mentors!

Tammie Delaney wearing a hat and blue coat while posing in the snowTammie Delaney, owner of Wild Goose Coffee at the Hayden Granary, attended the workshop in Yampa Valley in previous years. She mentions

“As a business owner, I rarely have time to step back and look at the big picture. The Demystifying Entrepreneurship workshop was a great opportunity to have the space and time, along with incredible expertise, to focus on long-term strategies and truly plan for the future.”

Northwest Colorado SBDC has hosted RCWS in Yampa Valley for the past four years. The organization focuses on no-cost consulting, training and funding support for small businesses in Northwestern Colorado. Since their inception, they have seen “thousands of entrepreneurs launch successful startups, expand existing businesses, or return a business to profitability”. SBDC believes that with persistence, education, and networking opportunities, entrepreneurs are more likely to grow into established and successful companies.

RCWS is kicking off the weekend on Friday, October 20th at 518 Wine Bar in Craig, Colorado, where attendees will introduce their business concepts and listen to a dynamic panel discussion. The following day, participants will attend a classroom-style workshop at the Colorado Northwestern Community College to hone in on their business and evaluate what is next. Don’t miss out! Be sure to register for this event here! We can’t wait to see you there!

For those interested in attending a future workshop, check our Rural Colorado Workshop Series site to learn more about other locations and our 10th year of the workshop series starting in Spring 2024.

2022 RCWS Yampa Valley attendees with CU Boulder professors holding their certificates of completion

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