The North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center, hosted by Front Range Community College in Westminster, has launched a new program to help licensed home child care providers strengthen their business practices to better cope with the challenges of Covid-19 and the changing landscape of the Colorado workforce. SBDC Director Angela Atkinson and her team have launched this 6-week program to a preliminary cohort of 12 business owners in partnership with the Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County (ECPAC). 

This program is funded through a collaborative grant between the State of Colorado’s Office of Early Childhood and the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). One of the primary objectives of this project is to fortify the child care provider business model and strengthen business owner skills so that these critically important services can continue to support the local economies and the social fabric of our communities.

This current series is at capacity, but please join our waitlist to stay updated on future workshop dates and offerings.


Sign up for our wait list to be notified when this course if offered again.


We will meet virtually for five classes, from 6-8 pm every Thursday starting July 23. Class size is limited to 12. 


$195 for the entire five-week course. Thanks to our generous sponsorship from the City and County of Broomfield, the cost to Broomfield-Eligible businesses and entrepreneurs is only $50. Inquire for details.


Classes will be held every Thursday starting on July 23 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.  While sessions will be recorded, we ask that you commit to attending each session.

  • July 23
  • July 30
  • August 6
  • August 13
  • August 20


Space is limited in this program, so reserve your space now by either registering for the course or apply for a scholarship.  Details for scholarship are here. Please sign up for the wait list above.

What Skills Will I Learn?

Session 1

Introduction: Investigating Your Starting Point

Session 2

Money and Organization Structure

Session 3

Revenues: Tuition, Subsidies, and Grants

Session 4

Expenses: Taxes, Insurance, and Regulations

Session 5

Marketing and Customer Service

Session 6

Final Presentations, Graduation


Meet Your Instructor

Angela Atkinson

Angela has a background in consulting to small businesses, nonprofits, and governmental entities. She has held leadership positions with nonprofit organizations and owned a consulting business providing mentorship in marketing, research, strategic planning and leadership development in Southwest Colorado for more than 15 years.

Angela has owned a photography/videography business, and knows firsthand the challenges of offering one’s “passion” project to the world as a business.  A hard lesson learned was the folly of trying to go it alone, and the recognition that it truly takes a community to support the journey.  

Angela holds a BA in English from Montana State University and an MBA from University of California – Berkeley. She’s also studied abroad and volunteered with international organizations assisting refugees.