- SBA's Small Business Tools - SBA's suite of tools can help you at any stage of your business venture -from initial counseling and business planning to contracting with the government and finding seminars to grow your business.
- SBA's Business Plan Tool provides you with a step-by-step guide to help you get started.
- How to Write a Business Plan - SBA's 30 minute, self-paced online training course
- Northwest Small Business Development Center - Offers free, confidential consulting and affordable training programs.
- SCORE - Provides free counseling and mentoring and low-cost training for small business owners and entrepreneurs, both in the planning stages or are ready to go to the next level.
- Financing Options for Small Businesses - SBA's 30 minute, self-paced online training course
- Start by reaching out to those banks and/or credit unions that you may have a personal or business banking relationship with (checking accounts, auto loans, lines of credit, etc.). Many banks and credit unions are very active in SBA financing and can assist you in accessing competitive financing. For a list of SBA Participating Lenders, please reference Pages 57-58 of the SBA's Colorado 2016-2017 Small Business Resource Guide.
- Colorado Enterprise Fund - A nonprofit lending source specializing in small business loans from $1,000-$500,000 for existing businesses and start-ups.
- Denver Capital Matrix which provides a comprehensive directory of financing sources, from traditional bank lending, to venture capital firms, private equity firms, angel investors, mezzanine sources and more.
- Colorado Housing and Finance Authority - Helps local businesses grow and thrive with competitive term financing for commercial real estate and equipment purchases.
- Rockies Venture Club - the oldest, longest running angel investing group in the United States and the sixth largest angel group in the country that hosts countless events providing opportunities to meet potential investors.
- Colorado Lending Source (certified SBA lender)
- Northwest Loan Fund
- USDA Revolving Loan Fund
- City of Glenwood Springs Revolving Laon Fund (RLF)
- Paycheck Protection Program
- COVID-19 EIDL
- Restaurant Revitalization Fund
- Shuttered Venues Grant
- SBA Debt Relief
- Cross-Program Eligibility
Colorado Small Business Development Center Website
Energize Colorado Gap Fund (currently closed)
Colorado Department of Labor & Employment Resources
Colorado Lending Source Emergency Loans
CLIMBER Loan Fund
OEDIT COVID-19 Business Resources
State of Colorado Revolving Loan Fund
Kiva Microloans Response to COVID-19
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Save Small Business Initiative
Lowe's Rural Relief Small Business Grants
The Barstool Fund
WomensNet Amber Grant (minority, female owned businesses)
The Disproportionately Impacted Business Grant is now accepting applications through November 21. The grant provides funding to Colorado businesses that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and did not receive meaningful access to federal loans and grants.
Eligible businesses will receive a minimum of $1,500 and a maximum of $10,000. This grant is intended to cover expenses that have not been covered by other federal funding.
El Programa de subsidios para Negocios Desproporcionalmente Afectados está abierta por las aplicaciones. 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. Aplique antes del 21 de noviembre.
|State Recovery Grants & Loans with Open Applications|
|CLIMBER Loan Fund|
The Colorado Loans for Increasing Mainstreet Business and Economic Recovery (CLIMBER) fund provides $250 million to small businesses with working capital loans between $30,000 and $500,000. Below-market interest rates and a 1-year deferred payment option make the program a secure recovery option for small businesses.
This program provides $900,000 to support technical assistance for small businesses with 5 or fewer employees.