Leadville News – June 19

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America’s Highest City – Leadville, Colorado – is open for business! Photo: Leadville Today/ Jennifer Brown-Rogowski

Doing Business in Leadville Today

Have you been thinking about starting your own business in Lake County? Or maybe you already own a business in Leadville? Either way, America’s Highest City is fortunate to have some local resources available to budding entrepreneurs, from how to stay current with the ever-changing employee paperwork requirements to figuring out whether your business should be a LLC or a S Corporation.

Leadville is lucky to have a Colorado Workforce Center, which provides a variety of free services to assist employers and job seekers alike.  And their staff knows just what you need when it comes to finding employees and sending your business the qualified staff you need to make your engines run. So let them do some of that work for you and register your job openings with the Leadville workforce office. Isn’t that better than having some giant “Help Wanted” sign greeting your customers as they walk through your front door? Plus, it’s nice to know you can take something OFF your plate and it doesn’t cost you a dime! Pssst, it was the Leadville Workforce Center crew that helped Leadville Today get off the ground and seven years later this business is running stronger than ever. So, check out their services.


Kim Rodriguez from Leadville’s Colorado Workforce Center assists Leadville students in registering for work at a recent Community Fair. Photo: Leadville Today.

The Leadville Workforce Center’s next training session – “Learn More! I-9 forms and more” – will be held on Wednesday, June 27. This program is designed for whoever is in charge of your payroll/HR paperwork. And it’s FREE! Details:

  • Do you process new hire paperwork or does an employee in your organization?
  • Do you want to Learn More about reading required proof of status to work in the US?
  • Do you want to learn about keeping proper files and what you need and don’t need in your employee’s personnel folder?

This session will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Colorado Mountain College Library Building. This is a FREE class. Please contact the Workforce Center at 719.486.2428 or email: Leadville@state.co.us to register and for more information.

In other business news, if you’re a small business owner in Leadville Today and wondering whether you should remain a LLC or make the jump to an S Corp. then make time to attend the free seminar addressing taxes. This Thursday, June 21 business owners may find out more about “Accounting/Taxes & the 2018 Tax Law,” with a program sponsored by the Leadville/Lake County Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

Looking for help with your business? The Leadville Workforce Center is here to help you hire the right staff for the job. Photo: Leadville Today

Native son and Leadville small business(es) owner himself, Ken Olsen, CPA will share his knowledge about the 2018 Tax Law & implications for local businesses. In addition, there will be a brief presentation from Rocky Mountain General Counsel on whether businesses should consider changing their form of entity in light of the new tax law. This event will be Thursday, June 21 from 8 – 9:30 a.m. up at Colorado Mountain College – Leadville, Room 317. It is sponsored by the local EDC and SCORE Branch. RSVP is encouraged to 719-293-2316 or admin@lakeCountyedc.com.

So there you have it, some good news and helpful information to set you on your path to entrepreneurship. Chase you dreams, fall down, get back up and never look back! Start a business in Leadville Today and you’ll never regret it!

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