How to Start a Small Business – Rocky Ford

Ready to be your own boss?

Join us as we dive into what it takes to start a business in Colorado in this FREE webinar. During this presentation, we will discuss:

  • Marketing Research
  • Federal, State and Local Business Licensing
  • Financial Considerations
  • Funding Sources
  • Creating a Team
  • Effective Business Planning

How does East CO Small Business Development Center Help Small Businesses?

At the East Colorado Small Business Development Center, our mission is to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper. We provide no-cost consulting and offer affordable training. 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!

Meet our Presenter

Maryori Guzman– Maryori “MJ” Guzman was born in Honduras but was raised in Houston, Texas. After graduating from Lee College in 2017, she was recruited by a non-profit organization where she began her career as a College and Career Advisor for youth, helping them graduate and find pathways to higher education. Since moving to Colorado in 2018, she has remained in the non-profit sector. She has worked as a family advocate, community organizer, and academic coach. She has taken on several civic engagement projects in an effort to help community members raise their voices to create positive changes. MJ joined the SBDC in the summer of 2023. With her bilingual skills and array of experience, she hopes to be a part of an economic development network, supporting the residents of rural Colorado by helping them realize their entrepreneurial dreams. MJ, along with her husband, is a business owner and entrepreneur, establishing a retail store for first responders in Rocky Ford, CO. MJ is passionate about helping others help themselves and believes in the power of education—no matter what those opportunities may be.