The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network launched a new and improved website for Coloradans interested in starting a small business or enhancing their existing business. The new site, www.coloradosbdc.org, focuses on the user experience, and makes it simpler for business owners to find the resources they need to succeed.
“We are excited to offer our clients a website that truly focuses on the needs of today’s small businesses and helps Colorado business owners more easily find resources,” said Kelly Manning, SBDC State Director. “Whether someone is looking to start a business or for tools to help improve an existing business, www.coloradosbdc.org will help navigate users to the services that are right for them.”
The new website features different points of entry based on where users are in their business development process. Tools available within these points include scheduling free consulting appointments, no-cost training videos, a special events calendar, and an SBDC location finder.
The website also features a new partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), known as Connect2DOT. Small businesses can access news, information, and resources needed to compete in the Colorado transportation industry. Resources include upcoming CDOT project opportunities, subcontracting how-to’s, industry training and events, and bid matching services.
A division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the SBDC is dedicated to helping small and mid-size businesses throughout Colorado achieve their goals by providing free and confidential consulting and low-cost training programs. It combines information and resources from federal, state and local governments with those of the education system and private sector to meet the needs of the small business community. Consulting experts work in partnership to provide entrepreneurs with crucial information that can mean the difference between success and failure. The Colorado SBDC Network consists of 14 full-time centers and more than 50 part-time satellite offices across the state.