Colorado Business Resource Book
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The Colorado Business Resource Book is one of the most successful and comprehensive business start-up guides in the nation. It is made possible by a collaborative effort between federal and state business assistance agencies and the private sector. As federal and state agency budgets are reduced, this public-private partnership has become the most cost-effective way to produce this tremendous guide.
Since its inception in 1998, more than 200,000 copies of the Colorado Business Resource Book have been distributed to entrepreneurs across Colorado and the nation. There has never been a better time to join Colorado's business community. Over the years, several national publications have ranked Colorado as one of the best places in the country to start, build and grow a new small business. Nearly 98% of all firms in Colorado are considered small. Over 52% of all private sector workers are employed by small businesses.
Small business is big business in Colorado! Get involved and take advantage of the support, education and business information outlined in the Colorado Business Resource Book. Make it a permanent and well-used resource. Our programs will provide invaluable assistance, support and information as you progress through the various stages of your business' growth.
Browse sections of the book by using the blue box above. Looking for something specific? Use the search function at the top of the website or call the Small Business Navigator with your questions.
Want a free hard copy of the book? Visit your local SBDC, chamber of commerce, library or economic development center to pick one up. For assistance locating a site near you, call the Small Business Navigator at 303-592-5920.