The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is bringing our government insight to the Commons on Champa to help startup ideas flourish and to avoid potential pitfalls. OED@Commons offers free one-on-one advisory sessions and workshops on key resources from your government and nonprofit partners.
Schedule an appointment using the on-line calendar below. OED team members are trained to work with all small businesses, but each specializes in the topics listed below, so you may want to make an appointment or plan your visit accordingly. Advisory hours follow this standing schedule but are subject to minor changes.
Mondays:9-12pm (1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month)Colorado Enterprise Fund, Hannah Gushurst-Jones, CEF2-5pm City of Denver Enterprise Zone and Investment Tax Credit Programs; Joanne Greek, OED(2nd & 4th Monday of each month)1-4pm Office of Economic Development;Tim Martinez (1st & 3rd Monday of each month)
Tuesdays:9-12pm (1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month) Federal Resources for Small Business; U.S. Small Business Administration9-12 pm (2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month) Startups are for Veterans: Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs, Josh Anderson, Patriot Boot Camp
1-4pm(1st Tuesday of each month) U.S. Patent & Trademark Office; Intellectual Property-Patent, Trademark, & Copyrights, David Le1-3pm(2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesday of each month) Business Research & market demographics, Amanda Armstrong, Denver Public Library - BizBoost3-4pm SparqU; Minority Entrepreneur Network, Lynn Wilson, SparqU
Wednesdays:9-noon, 1-4pm Entrepreneurship, Finance and Service Provider Network referrals, Carrie Singer, OED
Thursdays:9-noon Business Plan Review & Small Business Lending, Rick Snyder, OED
Fridays:1-4 pm Retail, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, John Hill, OED (2nd & 4th Friday of each month)