Small Business

A Personalized Startup Experience


When it comes to starting a business in Colorado, there’s definitely more than enough reasons for entrepreneurs to take notice. Take for example our thriving economy and flourishing state-wide community developments designed to encourage collaboration. Whatever the attraction, small businesses and entrepreneurs are excited about the opportunities for growing and starting a business in Colorado.

We know that taking the leap to small business owner can be a big transition, which is why our supportive small business community will always have your back. Armed with a wealth of resources for small businesses in all stages of growth, you’ll have access to the help your endeavor needs to get off the ground and succeed.

The first step is to view our Small Business Resource Guide. This guide is the A-Z tutorial on how to start, grow or move a business to Colorado. We have hard copies at each of the Small Business Development Centers and also at the Govenor’s Office of Economic Development in Denver.

Another great resource to take advantage of is our Small Business Navigator. The Navigator will walk you through the perplexing world of licenses, permits and other pertinent information to start or move your business to Colorado.

You’ll also want to visit our Nationally Accredited Colorado Small Business Development Center (COSBDC) Network.  The COSBDC provides a variety of assistance to include free, confidential consulting to small business owners, as well as training programs at little or no cost at locations throughout the state. This resource is all about delivering personalized guidance to help you reach your goals, which is invaluable.

You’ll quickly discover that our state has a synergy and enthusiasm for creativity that you won’t find anywhere else, making the decision to start a business in Colorado your first step on the road to success.

Quick Facts

of Colorado businesses are represented by small businesses, 2016
1 Million
Small business employees, 2016
$826.7 Million
Worth of SBA loans approved, 2016

SBDC Facts

Clients Consulted, 2015
Business starts, 2015
Jobs created, 2015
Jobs Retained, 2015
Increased Sales, 2015


# 4
State Business Environment US News & World Report , 2017
# 5
State for Startup Activity Kauffman Index , 2017
# 4
Best State to Start a Business Business Insider , 2017
# 5
Most Innovative State Wallethub , 2017
Jill Corbin Small Business Development Center Network
Jill Corbin Minority Business Office