How Do We Help Businesses?

At the East Colorado Small Business Development Center we like to say that we are dream focused and business minded

We offer business consulting and training that maximizes the economic potential of entrepreneurs within East Colorado. We are an integral center of the Colorado SBDC Network. Together, our mission is to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper. Our goal at the Small Business Development Center is to help emerging and existing entrepreneurs gain control of their business operations. We provide no-cost guidance and counseling in all aspects of funding and developing a business. While we cannot eliminate risk, we work to minimize it by helping clients write comprehensive business plans, conduct financial forecasts, strategize marketing tactics, apply for funding, and improve operations. Let us help maximize your business potential!

No-cost, confidential consulting

Meet with a business consultant who understands your situation to devise a personalized action plan.

Discovering the Digital Landscape

March 2
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Free

During this seminar, Joel Clary and Eric Davis from Townsquare Media will discuss the Digital Landscape and how it changes the way to look at your business. They’ll give you the tips and tools you need to successfully market your business, and take the stress out of digital marketing!

Power of the PPP

March 9
9:00 – 10:30 am MST
Free

During this 90-minute virtual training, FMS lenders will discuss how to apply for Round 1 PPP and Round 2 PPP. You can still apply for Round 1 PPP loans through the end of March 2021. You will learn about eligibility, preparation, use of funds, and best practices to help keep your business operating.

LEADING EDGE for Transportation

April 15, 2021 – June 10, 2021
5:30 – 8:30 pm
$200 deposit

Have you been looking for a way to get your foot in the door and become a money-making CDOT contractor? Do you want to successfully perform on all types of government transportation contracts? The Connect2DOT LEADING EDGE™ for Transportation course is a nine-week course tailored to business owners in the highway design and construction industry.

East Colorado Boots to Business

July 29
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Free

This great opportunity for Colorado’s military community to learn everything needed to start or grow a small business!

Platinum Sponsors

A special ‘thank you’ to our Platinum Sponsors that make our business training events and programs possible. 

Office Update

Our office has transitioned to virtual consulting. This practice will continue to be reviewed and updated based on current recommendations and our host organization’s policies (Monfort College of Business at UNC).

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