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'Creating opportunities in a recovering economy'

May 28, 2010

Considering a new business venture? 'Creating opportunities in a recovering economy,' a workshop sponsored by the CSU Center for Professional Development and Business Research, will help you learn how to respond to the opportunities -- as well as the increased risks -- you'll be facing in a recovering economy.

Friday, June 12
9 a.m. to noon
Rockwell Hall-West, Room 119

Entrepreneurs play pivotal role

Entrepreneurship—particularly small business—is an essential component to economic recovery and stability. As legendary management consultant Peter Drucker noted, entrepreneurs are the real agents of change as they search for change, respond to it, and exploit it as an opportunity.  

This lecture by the Center for Professional Development and Business Research will be given by Prof. Dawn R. DeTienne, Ph.D., from Colorado State University's College of Business.

Improving the odds of success

While the opportunities in a recovering economy are greater, so are the risks. In this seminar we will examine how to improve the odds of success, particularly in the current economic climate.

We will examine:

  • Critical success factors for new ventures
  • How to access capital
  • Available resources in Northern Colorado
  • Use of non-traditional marketing methods
  • How to start a business

This seminar is appropriate for those considering a new start-up and for those currently in the start-up process. 


  • $200
  • $175/CSU alumni

To register, please submit a completed registration form and payment to 1200 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524.

Contact: G. James Francis, Ph.D.