Small Business Insight Series

Program Description & Events

The Vail Valley Partnership’s Small Business Insight Series provides strategic insights for strengthening local businesses and developing leaders, fostering one’s professional and personal growth while contributing to the economic vitality of the region.

These programs are designed to develop and promote resources and education for the Valley’s small business owners and entrepreneurs and are designed to assist in the start-up, management, and growth of local businesses. Such resources include specialized training sessions as a means of providing business development, business management, and business growth information. Speakers from VVP member businesses address timely topics of interest to business leaders in the Vail Valley.

The SBIS provides:

  • Timely insights from leading business and subject matter experts
  • Best practices provided by leaders in key industry sectors
  • Continuing education for professional development to enhance your personal leadership skills

For more information regarding the Small Business Insights Series, or to suggest speakers or topics, please contact: or call Maren Cerimele at 970-477-4001.

Next Small Business Insight Series:

Q&A – Potential Tariffs on Recreational Goods From China

Presented By: Joseph Walsh, Aries Global Logistics – a licensed customs broker and international freight forwarder specializing in air freight, ocean freight, and customs clearances.

When: Wednesday, June 26 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: Colorado Mountain College, Edwards Campus
150 Miller Ranch Road, Room 249
Edwards, CO 81632

Session Description: Join us for a Q&A session on the potential List 4 tariffs currently under review in Washington, DC. This fourth list of Chinese imports for Section 301 tariffs could have far-reaching implications for our Eagle County business community, as the list includes up to 25% additional tariff on recreational equipment (including but not limited to: skis, boots, bindings, accessories, bike parts, fishing accessories, etc.), textiles, apparel, outdoor furniture, footwear, food products and artwork, just to name a few. The session will include an overview of the items included, the timeline of approval & adoption, and ways to make your voice heard. Click here for the full list of proposed products.

Small Business Insight Series are free for VVP members to attend, $20 for non-members. RSVPs are required (see below).


Previous Small Business Insight Series Events:

  • Protecting Your Business as Cybersecurity Threats Rise: Jan. 11, 2018
    This seminar, presented by Mitchell & Company, focused on what you need to know about network security and keeping your data secure from threats.
  • Google – Connecting It All: April 11, 2018
    This seminar, presented by Mobloggy, focused on helping the small business owner use FREE tools from GSuite.
  • Authentic Feminine Leadership-Leading with Confidence, Courage, & Conviction: May 17, 2018
    This seminar, presented by Amy Arthur Packer Coaching, was geared toward professional women who are in leadership roles in an organization and/or entrepreneurs/business owners.
  • Destigmatizing Mental Health in the WorkplaceJune 7, 2018
    This seminar, presented by: Joshua Scott, Instructor & Director of Education for CO School of Public Health in partnership with HealthLinks and Mind Springs Health, attendees learned about mental health stigma in the workplace and the cycle that perpetuates it.
  • Elevate Performance and Value in Your Organization Using Project Management Best Practices: 4 week course – June 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018
    Presented by: Peak Business Management
  • Sexual Harassment in the WorkplaceAugust 22, 2018
    This session provided an overview in how to investigate these claims and get to the bottom of the allegations.
  • Project Management for Everyone: 4 week course – September / October 2018
    Presented by: Peak Business Management
  • Tips, Tricks and Tactics to Boost Google Results: November 15, 2018
    Presented by: BlizzardPress
    You have developed a website and a marketing strategy. Now, learn some new ideas, big and small, to boost these marketing campaigns and get more qualified search traffic into your website.

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