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Welcome to the Southwest Colorado SBDC

You have a great idea for a business. Something that people need. Something that has never been done before. Something that you can do better than everyone out there. It’s going to be big!

Many people start businesses, few succeed. 

The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center offers confidential, objective services to help your business succeed no matter what stage you’re in. From start-ups to growth companies, our expert advisors and instructors have many years of experience in all business topics assisting you to gain the knowledge and tools needed to be successful in these competitive times.

Even with a little elbow grease, it isn’t easy making your small business dreams come true. Why do it alone? We are here to help. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Our Vision
        To be the premier, trusted choice of Colorado businesses for consulting, training and resources

Our Mission
        To help existing and new businesses grow and prosper

The SBDC located at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, provides assistance to all existing small businesses and others who need help in developing their ideas. The territory served by this location includes Archuleta County, Dolores County, La Plata County, Montezuma County, San Juan County, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe.

It is against the law for SBDC, as a recipient of federal financial assistance, to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. SBDC will not discriminate in providing opportunities in any federally funded program or activity or making employment decisions with regards to those programs. If you believe that you have been subject to discrimination please file a complaint with LeRoy Romero, Minority Business Office Manager, at or 303-892-3840.