Programs and Funding

  • This grant helps Colorado-based advanced industries technology businesses who want to export or are currently exporting.
  • This tax credit encourages investments in advanced industries businesses by giving tax credits to investors.
  • 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.
  • 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 federal program encourages long-term investments in designated low-income communities by giving investors tax incentives for investing in real estate projects.
  • This directory provides listings of outdoor recreation businesses in Colorado.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Connect2DOT helps small businesses in the transportation industry bid and contract with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and other local transportation agencies.
  • 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.
  • An annual day-long event for businesses to learn about cybersecurity and risk management.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 registration tool is the official filing tool for the State of Colorado and the fastest way to register and manage a business.
  • This grant supports an annual workshop that helps motivate and inspire native students who are struggling to find a passion in high school.
  • This program provided free consulting services for businesses seeking opportunity zone investment.
  • 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.
  • 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 grant and 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.
  • This program offers small businesses a free, one-hour consultation with a lawyer.
  • 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 grant helps small businesses expand internationally by funding international business development activities.
  • These promotions help tourism partners and small businesses take advantage of public relations connections to help them market themselves.
  • The VCA partners with professional fund managers to make seed and early-stage equity investments in Colorado startups to grow Colorado's innovative ecosystem and to create quality job opportunities.