Programs and Funding

  • This grant helps Colorado-based advanced industries technology businesses who want to export or are currently exporting.
  • This program is a 6-month mentoring program to help small minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses understand and win government bids.
  • This credit enhancement helps small and medium-sized businesses in Colorado access loans that they would otherwise not get because they do not have enough collateral.
  • These loans provide up to $250 million in working capital loans to Colorado small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • These grants provide $7.5 million to support arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • This complete guide helps anyone start and run a business in Colorado.
  • This credit enhancement is for businesses that typically struggle to get access to a bank loan.
  • These loans help start-ups and small businesses that are underserved by traditional debt markets.
  • This federal program encourages long-term investments in designated low-income communities by giving investors tax incentives for investing in real estate projects.
  • This fund provides helps small to medium-sized businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic get loans.
  • SBDC TechSource helps Colorado companies by providing commercialization assistance and cybersecurity and risk management education.

  • This fund provides loans and small grants to Colorado entrepreneurs and small business owners needing capital to start, restart, or restructure a business, and those who are not able to obtain a loan from traditional lenders.
  • As a part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act, the federal government passed the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) bill to fund small business credit support and investment programs.
  • This program offers free help, through English and Spanish speaking consultants, to start or expand a business in Commerce City.
  • This loan helps businesses in rural areas by giving loans and loan guarantees.
  • Connect2DOT helps small businesses in the transportation industry bid and contract with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and other local transportation agencies.
  • An annual day-long event for businesses to learn about cybersecurity and risk management.
  • The consultant can answer questions you may have about becoming an employee-owned company.
  • The peer network connects businesses considering employee ownership with already converted companies.
  • This grant reimburses businesses the funds to offset transition costs for Colorado businesses converting to an employee ownership structure.
  • This registration tool is the official filing tool for the State of Colorado and the fastest way to register and manage a business.
  • This program supports outdoor recreation business development through research, partnerships, trade shows, and trade and investment missions.
  • Regional partners are committed to growing Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry, conserving public lands and waters, and connecting with local communities.
  • Identify which certifications will help your small minority, veteran- and women-owned business bid on and win contracts with local, state, and federal governments.
  • This center provides technical assistance to businesses sell products and services to the federal, state, and local governments.
  • This program helps economically distressed communities attract new businesses and jobs.
  • Our consultants and partners can assist with disaster loan applications, long-term planning, insurance navigation, physical and economic loss estimations, business preparedness, and more.
  • Free one-on-one consulting services to help you build a successful business at 15 community-based full-time centers and more than 70 part-time centers across Colorado.
  • This program offers small businesses a free, one-hour consultation with a lawyer.
  • The following lenders are possible sources of funding for small businesses in Colorado.