Programs and Funding

  • 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 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.
  • SBDC TechSource helps Colorado companies by providing commercialization assistance and cybersecurity and risk management education.

  • 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.
  • This loan gives businesses the funds to offset transition costs for Colorado businesses converting to an employee ownership structure.
  • 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 toolkit provides resources and information on employee ownership to introduce you to the various business models.
  • This registration tool is the official filing tool for the State of Colorado and the fastest way to register and manage a business.
  • 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.
  • This tax credit helps new businesses start in or move into rural, economically distressed areas and hire new employees.
  • Our consultants and partners can assist with disaster loan applications, long-term planning, insurance navigation, physical and economic loss estimations, business preparedness, and more.
  • This toolkit provides campaign materials that can be used to support shop local efforts.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The following lenders are possible sources of funding for small businesses in Colorado.


  • The Small Business Navigator can answer questions you may have about federal, state, and local licensing requirements.
  • These free resources help small businesses by providing checklists, templates, tips, and questions to consider.

  • Free and low-cost training workshops to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper in Colorado.
  • This program helps small manufacturers across Colorado in all stages of business.
  • These funds invest in early-stage startups headquartered in Colorado outside of the front range.