Small Business Support

Helping Community Businesses Thrive: Governor Polis and OEDIT Announce 11 Grants to Support 58 Small Businesses

DENVER – Today, Governor Polis and the Business Funding & Incentives division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced 11 Community Business Preservation grants to support community businesses and retain jobs across the state. These grants will be paired with training and consultation for 58 unique, independently-owned small businesses in Colorado that are culturally, socially, or historically significant and serve their communities in meaningful ways.

Polis Administration Announces New SBDC Satellite Services to Support Business Development and Job Creation in Northwest Colorado

Today, Governor Polis and the Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) announced Coal Transition Community funding to establish a Northwest Small Business Development Center (SBDC) satellite office in northwest Colorado. The new office will serve Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties, supporting the creation and growth of small businesses as local communities look to diversify their economies and create new jobs.

Colorado Continues to Encourage Small Business Growth Through Grant Funding: OEDIT Awards 40 Market Research Grants

Today, Governor Polis and the Business Support division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced that 40 grants have been awarded to small businesses in Colorado through the Small Business Accelerated Growth Program. These $8,000 grants will help small business owners across the state, from Arapahoe County to Chaffee County, identify and reach their target markets to increase sales and grow profits.

Colorado SBDC Announces New State Director

The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT), announced today that Hannah Krieger has been named State Director of the SBDC Network. This position is instrumental in supporting small businesses throughout the state as they start, grow, create quality jobs and contribute to the fabrics of their communities.

Honor Juneteenth with #ShopLocalColorado

Juneteenth, also known as Jubilee Day, Freedom Day and Emancipation Day, has long been celebrated in communities across Colorado and commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced the end of the Civil War and declared that more than 250,000 enslaved Black people were free. Despite the Emancipation Proclamation having been issued by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, many enslavers continued to hold enslaved people captive.

Colorado SBDC TechSource: Commercialization Program Launches

Colorado SBDC TechSource: Commercialization Program Kicks Off Virtual Tech Venture Accelerator for Women-Owned Science and Technology Ventures

The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) TechSource: Commercialization(opens in new window)(opens in new window)(opens in new window)(opens in new window) program has opened applications for its virtual Tech Venture Accelerator for Women (TVX-W). There are eight spots available in this cohort for innovative women-owned science and technology businesses.