Programs and Funding

  • This program is a 6-month mentoring program to help small minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses understand and win government bids.
  • 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 toolkit can be used by communities to inspire both Colorado residents and visitors to protect Colorado's special places.
  • This toolkit can be used by communities to inspire both Colorado residents and visitors to protect Colorado's special places.
  • This program is made up of a coalition of partners across the state that share important messaging about preserving and protecting our state’s natural resources.
  • 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.
  • This toolkit helps visitors find their way to our state's less-visited destinations and enjoy famous places during off-peak times and seasons, through travel itineraries.
  • This complete guide helps anyone start and run a business in Colorado.
  • This program helps businesses and tourism partners advertise on Colorado.com by creating free and/or paid articles, business listings, maps, and events.
  • This free certification helps frontline workers become Colorado experts and grow their Colorado-style hospitality.
  • 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 program is a series of recovery programs that support Colorado tourism destinations and tourism industry associations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This fund provides helps small to medium-sized businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic get loans.
  • This 6- to 8-month program that gives customized support for communities or regions to identify tourism priorities and work with a mentor on a specific tourism-related goal or strategy.
  • This program provides training and facilitated discussions for tourism destinations that want to advance a tourism-related strategy.
  • This is a four-month program and grant opportunity that supports destinations that are in the early stages of the place lifecycle.
  • These toolkits help tourism partners grow in specific areas to attract more visitors to their destination.
  • 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 helps tourism professionals grow their careers through an executive leadership program.
  • This toolkit can be used by communities to inspire both Colorado residents and visitors to protect Colorado's special places.
  • This program allows organizations to submit brochures about their business or other travel information to display at Colorado Welcome Centers.
  • 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.
  • This toolkit offers a variety of crisis communications preparedness and recovery assets for communities and organizations impacted by natural disasters and tourism crisis situations.
  • This discounted subscription gives tourism partners access to a visual content marketing software called CrowdRiff.
  • An annual day-long event for businesses to learn about cybersecurity and risk management.
  • This toolkit can be used by communities to encourage Colorado residents and visitors to travel responsibly, whether by distancing, wearing a mask, or staying home when sick.
  • This toolkit helps your community or business install and promote electric vehicle charging stations along Colorado’s Scenic and Historic Byways.
  • 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 program encourages development in economically distressed areas of the state through tax incentives.
  • The program helps organizations and tourism businesses advertise to consumers through tour operators in other countries to promote their destinations.
  • This toolkit provides resources and information on employee ownership to introduce you to the various business models.
  • This directory is Colorado’s most comprehensive database of certified minority-owned businesses.
  • 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 provided free consulting services for businesses seeking opportunity zone investment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • These partners share expertise with filmmakers and help attract productions to their communities.
  • This program provides free technical assistance, consulting, and funding to help rural communities create economic development strategies.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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 toolkit can be used by communities to promote Colorado's ski industries and winter destinations.
  • This toolkit helps tourism partners meet with their legislators to discuss tourism and its economic benefits.
  • This program helps Colorado tourism partners maximize their advertising and marketing dollars through group purchasing of media buys.
  • The Colorado Tourism Office produces and distributes two print publications called the Official Colorado State Vacation Guide and Love, Colorado magazine.
  • These promotions help tourism partners and small businesses take advantage of public relations connections to help them market themselves.
  • This program helps promote content through Visit Colorado's social media pages to help share your destination with residents and visitors.
  • This program allows your organization to showcase tailored advertising messages on a digital screen within the interior walls of Colorado Welcome Centers.
  • This toolkit helps communities spur Coloradans’ interest in exploring both urban and rural adventures to drive recovery.