save money in denver

SQS017: 10 Ways to Save Money in Denver this Summer

The days are getting longer and one of the best times of year to live in Denver is just around the corner. And, there are a ridiculous number of shenanigans that Denverites like to get into. The key is to plan ahead and not go broke because of all of the summer fun that you’re having. There are a ridiculous number of ways to save on fun in Denver and this episode shares some ideas that you may not of considered.

* In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Please read my disclosure here.*

Show Notes

  • Why I love Ibotta!
    • And, how it will save you money!

 

  • One easy way to get savings from your favorite places

 

  • Eventbrite is awesome!

 

  • Facebook may be in the dog house right now, but it is good when it comes to this.

 

  • Don’t forget to check this popular savings site before making ticket purchases.

 

  • Why everyone needs to fall in love with Meetup.com

 

  • Happy Hours Rock!

 

  • Start volunteering

 

  • Do you co-work? Check out Deskpass before committing to your new business home.

 

Other Resources

 

  • Michelle JacksonWork With Me
    • If you are an entrepreneur needing writing support, I would be happy to lend a hand. I’ve written for Vice.com, Aspiration, Centsai and other platforms. Check out my online portfolio HERE.

 

  • Hired-Looking to work with a business in the technology space? Set up your profile with Hired today!

The Colorado Tool Kit

Almost every Coloradan carries a mix of these items-and sunglasses!

The Commons on Champa

SQS016: Jesse Shuler-The Commons on Champa

I’m not sure when I first heard of The Commons on Champa, a welcoming space for entrepreneurs in the process of starting and nurturing their new businesses. As a personal finance blogger (that’s my other project) I was intrigued and thrilled about the idea of a free co-working space. Fortunately for the City of Denver and the entrepreneurial community-The Commons on Champa is so much more than a “free co-working space.”

* In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Please read my disclosure here.*

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Jesse Shuler: The Commons on Champa

One of topics that I’m very interested in is the idea of community and community building. With that in mind, I knew that I had to speak with Jesse Shuler, Community Manager of the Commons. In addition to being a great guy, he and Jacqui Dietrich (Manager of the Commons) do an incredible job of coordinator a vast variety of resources and connections for local startups.

Show Notes

  • What’s Jesse’s role

 

  • Who started The Commons on Champa?

 

  • What year did The the Commons Open?

 

  • What resources does it provide entrepreneurs

 

  • We dig deeper

 

 

 

  • I wonder how this is all free

 

 

Stay Connected with The Commons

 

 

Other Resources Mentioned

 

  • Michelle JacksonWork With Me
    • If you are an entrepreneur needing writing support, I would be happy to lend a hand. I’ve written for Vice.com, Aspiration, Centsai and other platforms. Check out my online portfolio HERE.

 

  • Hired-Looking to work with a business in the technology space? Set up your profile with Hired today!

The Colorado Tool Kit

Almost every Coloradan carries a mix of these items-and sunglasses!


cherry creek mall

SQS015: Cherry Creek Mall Parking Let’s Talk

The Cherry Creek Mall has so far weathered the storm of automation and epic store closures. But, there are some signs that this may not be the case for long. A couple of years ago mall management decided to make us pay for parking.

* In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Please read my disclosure here.*

Cherry Creek Mall

It has been a rocky experience. It’s clear that mall management never expected to have the mall boycotted from long-time shoppers. And the substantial drop in foot traffic that year. Businesses grumbled about the situation and shoppers were left confused by the policy.

In this week’s Square State podcast episode I talk about the situation and share some possible solutions that don’t require mall management to take out paid parking.



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Show Notes:

  • Show episode release dates

 

  • The Welcome Mat event
  • Pay for parking

 

  • Some solutions to this issue

Resources Mentioned

  • Siteground-Have a website or thinking of starting one? Siteground is the website hosting company that I recommend. Get better service and site speed than you would with other companies.

 

  • Website Help-Need help with your website?  Don’t feel like messing with tech issues? I totally understand! I work with Grayson Bell from iMark Interactive on all of my website issues. Currently I have two websites and he helps me with both.

Attend the “Welcome to Denver” Event

Are you new to Denver? Connect with Michelle and other locals at the “Welcome to Denver Event

  • Mix and Mingle

 

  • Panel on making business and personal connections in Denver

 

  • Food and Drink

 

  • Gift bags!

Sign up today!

www.coloradoluvhub.info

SQS013: Phylecia Jones

One of my favorite things to do with Square State is to discover people’s backstories. Basically, how did they end up in Colorado, how has it been, and has their experience been what they expected?

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Phylecia Jones shares her story of :

  • Deciding to move to Colorado

 

  • The experience so far

 

  • How she and her husband made the decision to move to Colorado

 

  • I wonder if she found the state expensive?

 

  • The experience of running a business in Colorado

 

  • The experience of being a person of color in Colorado

 

  • Is it easy to meet people here as an adult?

 

  • Her biggest piece of advice

Follow Phylicia

Facebook: Keeping Up With Mrs. Jones

Website: keepingupwithmrsjones.com

Instagram:  Keeping Up With Mrs. Jones

www.coloradoluvhub.info

SQS012: Colorado Ski Country’s Chris Linsmayer Stops By #NeverSummer

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It’s Friday. October 6, 2017 and I’m super excited because it’s going to snow on Columbus Day! Chris Linsmayer and I spoke about preparing for ski season 2017-2018. We’re also giving away a Gem Pass so make sure to click HERE to enter to win.

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Ski Season is Coming

  • Chris Linsmayer from Colorado Ski Country USA

 

  • Awkwardly dropping ski lingo. But, I do actually use it LOL!

 

  • We speculate if Loveland or Arapaho Basin (ABasin) will the first to open this year. There is snow in them thar hills!

 

  • We discover that we went to rival high schools

 

  • His favorite mountain to ski in Colorado

 

 

  • What does Colorado Ski Country USA…do?

 

  • The Winter Park Ski Train (can’t wait to take it!)

 

  • Some advice for new adult skiers

 

  • Where to find ski Related Communities…where to find like-minded people

 

  • Is it possible to ski…frugally? Chris shares some strategies.

 

  • Looking for work at a resort? NOW is the time to apply

 

  • One piece of advice for your next ski trip

 

  • Getting gear for less-Sharing my process!

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Resources Mentioned