Starting Your Business

If you are an entrepreneur looking to start a business in Colorado, you've come to the right place.

The Colorado SBDC Network is here to help you start a successful small business through a wealth of small business resources; relevant, affordable business training courses; specialized programs for start-up entrepreneurs; and free consulting by experienced, certified business consultants.

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Browse the Colorado Business Resource Book Browse the Colorado Business Resource Book:
The Colorado Business Resource Book is the most comprehensive guide available to entrepreneurs starting or growing a business in Colorado. The guide covers topics such as business entry options, bookkeeping, registration, and more. Browse the book »

Ask the Small Business Navigator:
The Small Business Navigator is the first point of contact for start-up entrepreneurs with questions about licensing requirements, assistance programs and more. Contact the Navigator »

Check the Licensing Database:
Unsure which licenses or permits your business concept requires? Check out the Occupational License Database to find out. Search the database »

Attend a Start-Up Workshop:
SBDC centers across the state offer a variety of free or low-cost workshops to help you start your business. Start-up classes cover topics such as legal structures, licensing, tax requirements, financing options and more. Register for a class »

Register for a Business Planning Course:
LEADING EDGE™ is the Colorado SBDC Network's flagship business training course, ranging from a 5-day bootcamp to a multi-week course. Let us help you create a business plan from start to finish. Find out more »

Test Your Idea's Feasibility:
Do you have an idea for a new business but are unsure of the feasibility of it? The Denver Metro SBDC has partnered with Johnson & Wales University to offer a free feasibility study for eligible start-ups. Apply now »

Meet With a Consultant:
Are you ready to sit down with a certified business consultant for assistance with specific start-up questions relevant to your business? Request an appointment »