The residents of Denver know well the value of a strong community, of mutual help and support. As a testament of the fighting spirit and the ambition of the first pioneers, Denver evolved from a modest miner settlement and survived the twists of fate that turned so many other settlements into ghost towns. The freedom of the West and the wild opportunities offered by the new territories had drawn many creative spirits and entrepreneurs to the city of Denver. Even today, entrepreneurship is still a vital component of the way of life of the inhabitants of the Mile High City.
To promote entrepreneurship and the spirit of initiative in Denver, the Mile High Business Alliance together with the Denver Office of Economic Development will organize the Small Business Week, an event dedicated to small to midsized companies and aspiring business owners. The Mile High Business Alliance is a non-profit association comprised of businesses, community organizations, and individuals that work together with the goal of creating a stronger local economy in Denver.
The Denver Office of Economic Development works to achieve the same goals, through job creation, business growth, and neighborhood development. During the Small Business Week event that will take place starting from May 21, attendants will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and courses related to starting and developing small businesses in the city of Denver.
The program includes workshops and seminars on important topics such as human resources, marketing, community engagement and even search engine listings. The courses will be structured in four tracks and will cover most of the day of Saturday. Another reason to take part to the free educational forum organized within the wider Small Business Week series of events is the possibility to connect and engage with other members of the community, small business owners, and experts on economic development.
The keynote speaker to the event will be Joshua Onysko, the CEO of Pangea Organics, a company specialized in producing biodegradable packaging that received national praise for its innovation in the field of green packaging systems.
With over 500,000 small businesses in the entire state of Colorado, which sustain 51% of the entire workforce, small business entrepreneurship is vital for the economy of the Centennial State. The educational forum organized by the Mile High Business Alliance is a perfect occasion for small business owners in Denver to gain more knowledge on important aspects of economy and entrepreneurship.