Small Business Resources

We have created a list of resources to help you.  But as we know, sometimes it comes down to who you know.  So check out the list, but feel free to call or email us and let us help you make the right ‘connection’ for your business needs.

Lending

You have many great choices for business lending in Colorado. However, finding the right lending partner for you, one that understands your business and appreciates your unique business situation and needs, is a bit more involved than just picking one from a list. So give us a call and let us help you with your selection.

To understand more about SBA loans, which are not direct loans, but a guarantee to your bank, check out:

Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov

Colorado Enterprise Fund
www.coloradoenterprisefund.org

Business Data & Research Tools

Base your business decisions on objective, timely and verifiable data. These resources can provide you with the data and information you need to make informed decisions.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
www.bls.gov/ces

United States Census Bureau
www.census.gov/econ

Loveland Public Library
www.lovelandpubliclibrary.org

Poudre River Public Library
 District
www.poudrelibraries.org

Specialty Business Assistance

US General Services Administration
http://www.gsa.gov

PTAC – Procurement Technical Assistance Center
http://www.coloradoptac.org

Change Corps
www.changecorps.org

Wounded Warrior Project
www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Vetrepreneur
www.navoba.com/vetrepreneur-magazine/

Disadvantaged business enterprise certification
www.choosecolorado.com/business-tools-resources/

Office of Women’s Business Ownership – SBA
www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/wbo

Minority Owned Business Resources – SBA
www.sba.gov/content/minority-owned-businesses

Manufacturing, Trade Shows, Suppliers & Education

Trade Show News Network
www.tsnn.com

Manufacturing Search
www.mfg.com

Supplier Search
www.thomasnet.com

Startup Nation
www.startupnation.com

General Business Assistance

Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov

Northern Colorado Food Incubator
www.nocofoodincubator.com

Colorado Creative Industries
www.coloradocreativeindustries.org

US Department of Veterans Affairs
www.va.gov/osdbu

US Department of Defense 
www.acq.osd.mil/osbp

Estes Park EDC
www.facebook.com/EstesParkEconomicDevelopmentCorp

Larimer County Small Business Development Center – Free Counseling
www.larimersbdc.org

Permits & Licenses & Taxes

Asking for forgiveness is a risky business plan. Why not just understand what you have to do and do it??   

Colorado Secretary of State – Business Entity Registration
www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/business/businessHome

Colorado Occupational License Database
www.Occupational License Database

Larimer County – Business Information
www.larimer.org/info/business.htm

City of Loveland – Requirements
www.ci.loveland.co.us/index.aspx?page=102

City of Fort Collins – Requirements
www.fcgov.com/business/opening-a-business.php

Internal Revenue Service – Self Employment Taxes 
www.irs.gov/Filing/Self-Employed-&-Small-Businesses

Colorado Department of Revenue
www.colorado.gov/revenue

Larimer County – Sales & Use Tax
www.larimer.org/finance/salestax.htm

City of Loveland – Sales Tax
www.ci.loveland.co.us/index.aspx?page=380

Town of Berthoud 
www.berthoud.org/EconomicDevelopment/econdev.php

City of Longmont – Sales Tax
http://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-e-m/finance/sales-and-use-tax

City of Fort Collins – Sales Tax
www.fcgov.com/salestax

Town of Wellington 
www.townofwellington.com

Town of Timnath 
www.timnathco.govoffice2.com

Employment

More than just about anything else, employment is where business owners have the most questions, make the worst assumptions, and make the most costly errors. So don’t

Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
www.colorado.gov/cdle

Larimer County Workforce Center – Loveland
larimerworkforce.org

Larimer County Workforce Center – Fort Collins
larimerworkforce.org