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Starting Your Business

So, you've decided to start a business here in Colorado. Congratulations! what? Starting a business is exciting. Navigating the complexities can be confusing and overwhelming. At the Small Business Development Center, we have created specific programs to assist you in launching your endeavor. Not only do we provide a wealth of resources on our website, but we also provide experienced business advisors, training and consulting services to get you started right.

evaluate your business

The first step is to determine if your business is viable. Download this "Evaluate Your Business Idea" questionnaire to help you evaluate your business idea and determine the potential for business success before you spend time and money developing a business plan.

take a workshop

Attending the "Starting Your Business" workshop is the perfect starting point for most aspiring entrepreneurs. Designed for new business owners, this workshop introduces resources for doing business in Colorado, explores what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and provides invaluable tools to setup your business for success.

This course also prepares you to work one-on-one with our consultants.

free e-learning videos


If your business idea is viable, or if you aren't sure how to move forward, contact us for an appointment. We’ll connect you with a consultant who understands where you are and will guide you to the resources you need for:
  • Market research
  • Business plan writing
  • Finding capital
  • Identifying your customer base
  • Creating a marketing strategy
  • Business registration, insurance, liability
schedule an appt


Take advantage of additional training sessions, utilize our resources and contact us with any questions about the next best step for you.

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