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Business File: Talking Green event is Tuesday at Smokehouse

— Talking Green, a Steamboat Springs green building group, is hosting an event from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Steamboat Smokehouse at 912 Lincoln Ave.

The Yampa Valley Sustain­ability Council's board will give a presentation about the YVSC and its volunteer opportunities, including zero-waste efforts, green building tours, work to help with the Colorado Carbon Fund, Earth Day events and more.

Other groups will speak about their like-minded organizations and opportunities.

For more information, call Sarah Fox at 970-879-7529.

Oak Street salon has new ownership, name

Emily Schmidt has taken over Spruce-Up salon, which now will be called Off 7th Studio. Schmidt has worked at the salon at 702 Oak St. for the past four years and took over ownership from Gigi Walker, who retired. The salon was scheduled to have a grand opening Friday.

Schmidt has trained in New York City and Hawaii and has led training seminars at the Four Seasons Resort.

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Online workshops aim to help entrepreneurs

SCORE and Soundview Executive Book Summaries announced last week a series of free online workshops to help entrepreneurs start up. Business experts share their success secrets, focusing on leadership, cash flow, marketing, sales and innovation, according to a news release.

Register at the SCORE Web site, http://www.score.org. Scroll down and click on the registration link under "Upcoming Events." The webinars are pre-recorded and can be taken anytime.

The schedule is as follows:

■ January: Business Lessons from Leaders in the Past. Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine 

■ February: Leading at the Speed of Trust. Stephen Covey, compelling keynote speaker, author and adviser on trust, leadership, ethics and performance 

■ March: From Tired to Inspired: Why Customers Come Back. James Champy, management expert and chair of Perot Systems' consulting practice 

■ April: A Rebel with a Cause. Arkadi Kuhlmann, chair, president and CEO of ING DIRECT USA retail bank

■ May: Fearless Leadership. Chris Warner, educator, entrepreneur and Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Don Schmincke, founder of The SAGA Leadership Institute

■ June: How Disruptive Innovation Can Transform Your Organization. Dr. Clay­ton Christensen, professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School

■ July: Trust Agents. Chris Brogan, president of New Marketing Labs, and Julien Smith, author and expert in marketing and social media

■ August: Doing Business in the Age of Turbulence. Dr. Philip Kotler, expert on the strategic practice of marketing, and John Caslione, expert on the new global economy

■ September: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extra­ordinary Leaders Motivate. John Zenger and Joseph Folkman, founders of Zenger Folkman, a professional services firm, and Scott Edinger, leadership expert and vice president at Zenger Folkman.

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