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Training & Workshops, Economic Vitality, Economic Development

The Department of Economic Development offers many free and low cost classes and workshops. Please see the current offering below.

Destination Business BootCamp®

Taste of Business Workshops

Business Plan Essentials

Leading Edge Series



Destination Business BootCamp®


May 13-15, 2014 (2 1/2 day workshop) | The Meeting Place Conference Center| Marriott Complex

Longmont, CO

If you want to make your business stronger and more profitable or make your business more desirable to sell when you decide to retire, you can't afford to miss this workshop!

This 2½ day workshop is designed for existing retailers, restaurateurs, and small business owners interested in learning the strategy of creating a Consumer Destination. Participants will learn Jon Schallert’s proprietary 14‐step strategy to make their business a dominant Destination Business.

Using this strategy, past attendees of Schallert’s BootCamp have:
 Increased their sales by double digits in a year,
 Positioned their businesses to appear on national television shows and other
national media, and
 Have multiplied their sales in following years

For more information and to see testimonials, go to

Four scholarships are available to owners of existing retail stores or restaurants in the City of Longmont (more than 50% of sales are sales taxable transactions). Other restrictions may apply.

Price with scholarship: $395 (limited to one scholarship per business)
Price without scholarship: $1,395

Scholarships are limited.

Contact Doug Bene secure your spot today! 303‐651‐8403 |

Note: Attendees will be required to attend two post BootCamp meetings with Jon Schallert and city
staff (one a week after the BootCamp and one 60‐days after the BootCamp)



Taste of Business Workshop


Second Tuesday of the month | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Longmont Public Library | 409 4th Ave - 1st Floor Meeting Rooms

Free, monthly workshops for small businesses.

For more information, visit or contact Doug Bene at 303-651-8403, email



Business Plan Essentials

6:00pm - 9:00pm | Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce | 528 Main Street

February 11, 2014 - Cancelled

April 1, 2014

June 10, 2014

August 12, 2014

October 7, 2014

December 2, 2014

Complete or refine your business plan, with an emphasis on understanding your market and developing financials.  Each business plan component will be explained, along with information about additional resources that will be helpful in completing each section.  A must for any entrepreneur, especially for those seeking funding or in the early stages of their business growth.      

Presenter(s): Diana Royce Smith and Tron Welch

Cost: $45/attendee; $35/attendee with Boulder or Longmont Chamber membership  

**There is no cost to attend this workshop if you are a current of prospective City of Longmont business! 

Register here or click on a specific date above to register.



Leading Edge Series


Fall 2014 | Longmont Chamber of Commerce | 528 Main Street

The Leading Edge Entrepreneurship Series is a hands-on, step-by-step business planning program for start-up and early stage businesses, which have not yet reached profitability. Through this 10-part Series -- with expert help all along the way -- you can test the feasibility of your idea, solidify your business model, and build a road map to profitability. You can finish the series with an actionable business plan -- to access potential financing or to use as a blueprint to manage your business.

The Leading Edge Entrepreneurship Series makes you an active participant in a program designed for (and with) entrepreneurs just like you. Facilitators and guest presenters are knowledgeable entrepreneurs and specialists who are attuned to the issues you will face every day. Thoughtful, insightful, and above all practical, the Leading Edge Entrepreneurship Series covers all aspects of successful business planning, including:

Cost for Longmont businesses/residents: $125/attendee (Series regular cost: $495/attendee)
Partners or spouses, attending from same business: $125/additional attendee

Registration coming soon


Many of our economic partners also provide business training, programs or workshops. Please visit their websites for additional information.

Boulder Small Business Development Center

Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce

For more information, contact at 303-651-8330 or email