A Guide to Library Resources for Starting Your Business

Not everyone thinks of the public library when starting a business. Yet, it’s the radical collaboration among entrepreneurs, libraries, and community partners that helps foster local economic development. Poudre River Public Libraries have just about everything a 21st century entrepreneur might need: work space, Internet access, reference materials and research databases, and professional guidance through […]

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Authenticity: A Key Sales Ingredient

Many people commonly associate “sales” with stepping out of their comfort zone. But, as I’ve learned, “sales” are less commonly associated with one key ingredient that actually makes sales successful. Can you guess it? Hint: It has to do with connection. *drum roll please…* Authenticity. Maybe this seems obvious. But let’s just get curious for […]

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Meet Matthew West, Business Librarian at Poudre River Public Libraries

The Poudre River Public Library District welcomes Matthew West to its team as the new Business Librarian. Matthew comes to Poudre Libraries from Loveland Public Library where he managed various library services, programs, and outreach initiatives. “I truly appreciate the spirit of entrepreneurship throughout our community,” says Matthew West. “It’s a testament to a business […]

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What makes good professional communication? A healthy respect for boundaries.

Professional communication is based on customs and socially agreed-upon values. When you meet someone, how do you introduce yourself? In the U.S., we shake hands to greet people we don’t know. Imagine walking into a job interview and introducing yourself by pulling the interviewer into a bear hug. Does that seem ridiculous? Uncomfortable? Silly? If […]

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She Leads, Indeed!

Women are taking the stage and taking up their space more than ever – globally, and right here at home. Part of the mission of Fort Collins Startup Week is to empower entrepreneurs of all stripes, backgrounds and passions to build better business through a spirit of inclusion. It is important to our team that […]

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Meet The #FoCoCreative

Building a business requires engagement, branding, and outreach. The minds behind growing your audience are media and marketing experts. Meet local media experts Scott Allen, Nick Armstrong, and Tim Wenger. Scott Allen Owner, Northern Colorado SEO Speaking on: SEO for Startups, Wednesday March 1 @ 2PM I have been doing SEO for over 15 years and […]

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Meet the #FoCoStarter

It is hard to know at what stage you are ready for investors or if you qualify for traditional financing. Three experts Dave Harris, Doug Johnson, and Mike O’Connell will be guiding you through funding 101 for entrepreneurs at startup week. Dave Harris Director of Operations, Rockies Venture Club Speaking on: Sharkless Tank: Aligning Angel Investors […]

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What’s the difference between a successful Misfit Entrepreneur and someone with a J-O-B?

A special thanks to one of our Fort Collins Startup Week Speakers: Ariana Friedlander for donating a free ebook copy of her new book to every Startup Week Attendee: A Misfit Entrepreneur’s Guide to Building a Business your Way! Misfit Entrepreneurs Read to Succeed! Fort Collins Startup Week Attendees will be gifted a FREE copy […]

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Meet The #FoCoFoodie

Fort Collins is slowly emerging on the food scene in Colorado. Like everything that happens around here, a #FoCoFoodie has a very distinct nature. From food trucks to food distributors and all that lies in between, food startups are all around. Learn more about three speakers Taylor Smith, Trish O’Neill, and Tim Solley. Taylor Smith […]

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Women are an intrinsic part of Fort Collins Entrepreneur ecosystem

Women are an intrinsic part of Fort Collins Entrepreneur ecosystem. Women of film and media are helping to shape an active, creative arts community. Get to know three women who strengthen the voice of the media: Dawn Duncan, Windy Borman, and Julie Sutter. Dawn Duncan CEO, Yellowbright, Inc. Fort Collins, Colorado Speaking on: Your Creative Advantage, Tuesday, […]

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Meet The FCSW Speakers V4.E1.

Fort Collins Startup Week exemplifies the body of the Fort Collins community. As you begin to plan your schedule, learn more about the speakers. This week we feature 3 speakers from the music track, Peggy Bruns, Jahna Eichel, and our music keynote speaker,  Lloyd Starr. Peggy Bruns Director, Entrepreneurship Center for Music (ECM) at CU-Boulder Speaking on: Higher […]

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