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Shore Up Your Small Business presented by the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Deming Center for Entrepreneurship is the fifth and final workshop in our multi-year series that focuses on building, growing and sustaining successful small businesses in the Telluride region. Taught by Erick Mueller, entrepreneur and award-winning professor at the Leeds School of Business, this interactive short certificate course will take place in-person and will focus on the core elements that are critical to every successful business venture, regardless of stage, to help you strengthen and reinforce your strategy.

During the workshop participants will learn how to create an amazing culture, how to grow marketing impact, which levers to push to increase cash flow and reduce costs, and how to create/refine a compelling pitch. 

This workshop is ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs, existing small business owners interested in growing their business and local leaders wanting to support entrepreneurial growth. 


  • Friday, September 30 – Ah Haa School for the Arts (3rd Floor), 155 W Pacific Ave, Telluride, CO                     
  • Saturday, October 1 – Wilkinson Public Library (Program Room), 100 W Pacific Ave, Telluride, CO

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Participation Fee: $50 per person. To inquire about scholarships please contact TVN Network Manager, Annemarie Jodlowski at