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NxLevel for Entrepreneurs course offered for January in Pagosa Springs

The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center located at Fort Lewis College is offering a NxLevel for Entrepreneurs course in January.

This 12-session intensive training program is designed to encourage business expansion in a community. The course focuses on teaching the art of better business practices, while producing a comprehensive business plan. Sections of the business plan are then evaluated throughout the course. This coordinated process provides a method for alerting participants to any weaknesses in his or her business plan development, and ultimately moves toward keeping and growing a successful venture.

Classes will start Jan. 12 and will be held every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ross Aragon Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd.

Tuition is $280 for the 12-week class, or a $50 fee will be charged for individual sessions.

Registration forms for the NxLevel training are available at the Pagosa Springs Chamber and online at: http://soba.fortlewis.edu/sbdc/seminar.htm. Mail, fax or deliver completed forms to: Small Business Development Center, 1000 Rim Drive, EBH 140, Durango, CO 81301; fax 247-7205; e-mail Asano_l@fortlewis.edu

Region 9 Economic Development District, the SW Colorado SBDC and The Lindblad Group LLC will each sponsor a student for the Leading Edge Entrepreneurial Training with a free tuition valued at $280. To apply for a scholarship, download the application from the SBDC website at http://soba.fortlewis.edu/sbdc/seminar.html. Mail or fax the application with a one-page, written narrative describing your business background, why you need the scholarship, and how it will help you achieve your business goals. Submit the application and narrative to: Lynn Asano, Small Business Development Center, 140 Education Business Building, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301; fax 247-7205.

For more information, contact the Small Business Development Center, 1000 Rim Drive, Education Business Building 140, Durango, CO 81301; phone 247-7009; fax 247-7205; e-mail: asano_l@fortlewis.edu.