Programs and Funding

  • 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 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 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.
  • 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 loan helps businesses in rural areas by giving loans and loan guarantees.
  • This four-month training program helps minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses develop and implement their global trading strategy.
  • This award honors Colorado-based companies that have exported products or services for at least two years.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • The following lenders are possible sources of funding for small businesses in Colorado.


  • Free and low-cost training workshops to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper in Colorado.