Colorado Small Business Resources

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Colorado Business Resource Book
Your one-stop resource for everything related to starting a small business in Colorado.

Apply for, Renew or Reinstate a Business License
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Professions and Occupations.

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with statewide partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth.

Colorado Small Business Development Centers
The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (CSBDC) is dedicated to helping existing and new businesses grow and prosper in Colorado by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training programs.

Colorado Trade Names
Search this database to learn if a business name, trademark or trade name is already in use.

Business Services - City and County of Denver
Business resources specific to operating in the City & County of Denver, including how to obtain a business license

The Commons on Champa
Offers high quality resources at no or low-cost for Denver entrepreneurs

Cottage Foods Act - Starting a Business
Information from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment for starting a business making and selling foods that are part of the Cottage Foods Act.

Small Business Administration - Colorado District Office
The Colorado District Office serves as the premier government advocate for the state’s 563,000 small businesses and provides support services and programming to all Colorado residents

Mi Casa Resource Center - Business Pathways
Business training, consulting and networking opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs and emerging businesses.

MyBizColorado
Single site that allows new businesses register with the Secretary of state as well as register for license, sales tax, wage withholding, and unemployment insurance accounts.

Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute
RMMFI is a local nonprofit that creates the space for people of all backgrounds to realize their unique potential through the power of entrepreneurship. RMMFI invests in entrepreneurs’ personal and business development through a proven mix of classroom, coaching, capital, and community.

SCORE Denver
Provides counseling and mentoring for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Asian Pacific Development Center
APDC's Adult Education programs serves the diverse needs of our learners and include life-skills adult classes for beginning to advanced level students, including small business classes.