Programs and Funding

  • This annual trade show helps businesses showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies.
  • This program is a 6-month mentoring program to help small minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses understand and win government bids.
  • This program provides technical assistance and small grants to Colorado small businesses to help businesses legally establish themselves.
  • Las certificaciones ayudan a las pequeñas empresas propiedad de minorías, veteranos y mujeres a ofertar y a ganar contratos con los gobiernos locales, estatales y el gobierno federal.
  • This registration is offered to businesses with at least 20% of the company owned by workers of the business.
  • This annual event consists of networking, idea sharing, and expert discussions to build and sustain the outdoor recreation industry in Colorado.
  • This directory provides listings of outdoor recreation businesses in Colorado.
  • This program offers free help, through English and Spanish speaking consultants, to start or expand a business in Commerce City.
  • Este programa ofrece servicios gratuitos de asesoría personalizados para ayudarle a conocer todas las certificaciones puestas a su disposición como propietario de un negocio de minorías, de mujeres o de veteranos.
  • This grant provides funding to Colorado businesses that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and did not receive meaningful access to federal loans and grants under the CARES Act.
  • The consultant can answer questions you may have about becoming an employee-owned company.
  • This grant reimburses 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 tax credit provides funds up to 50% of a qualified business' conversion costs to employee ownership. Eligible structures include employee stock ownership plans, worker-owned cooperatives, and employee ownership trusts. 
  • This four-month training program helps minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses develop and implement their global trading strategy.
  • This award recognizes minority-owned for-profit businesses that contribute to the economic diversity and success of minority communities in Colorado.
  • This toolkit provides resources and information on employee ownership to introduce you to the various business models.
  • Minority-, women- or veteran-owned businesses can receive free one-on-one consulting services to help you understand all of the certifications available to you.
  • This directory is Colorado’s most comprehensive database of certified minority-owned businesses.
  • 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.
  • Este programa ofrece consultas en inglés y español a todos los pequeñas negocios sobre una variedad de temas que incluyen cómo iniciar un negocio, financiamiento, desarrollo de negocios, certificaciones gubernamentales, además de ser esa conexión para usted con nuestra comunidad local.
  • Este programa entrega asistencia técnica y pequeños subsidios a pequeñas empresas en Colorado para ayudar a estos negocios a establecerse legalmente en el estado.
  • El Programa entrega recursos para negocios en Colorado que fueron desproporcionadamente impactados por la pandemia de COVID-19 y no han tenido un acceso significativo a programas de préstamo o subsidios a nivel federal o estatal bajo los recursos de CARES Act.
  • This program offers small businesses a free, one-hour consultation with a lawyer.
  • This directory includes resources available in Colorado to help locals and visitors safely get outdoors in the winter.