The Colorado SBDC Network combines local, state and federal resources to
help your business succeed. Whether you want to browse through a copy of the Colorado Business Resource Book or pick up
the phone to ask the Small Business Navigator which permits are
required for your start-up venture, we've got you covered.
Colorado Business Resource BookThe 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.
Colorado Resource GatewayThe Colorado Resource Gateway connects Colorado business
owners to relevant resources and business development organizations. The
Business Resource Gateway filters resources based on Business Life Cycle stage,
type of assistance sought, and geographic area.
Small Business NavigatorThe Small Business Navigator is the first point of contact
for new and existing business owners with questions about federal, state and
local licensing requirements. The navigator also provides referrals to a
variety of state and federal assistance programs and local small business
training. In addition, the navigator maintains a comprehensive database of federal,
state and local regulatory and permitting requirements.
Occupational License DatabaseThrough the Colorado Office of Economic Development and
International Trade, the Colorado SBDC maintains a database containing state
and federal regulations for businesses in the state. Additional city
regulations may exist, so be sure to check with your local city or county clerk
licensing department. Contact the Southern CO SBDC for additional
assistance on local requirements.
Minority Business DatabaseThe Colorado Office of Economic Development and
International Trade hosts the Minority & Women-Owned Business Office (MBO),
which provides information and services to help members of minority groups
start his or her own business.
Starting a Business FAQsCheck out the top 10 frequently asked questions regarding
starting a new business in the state of Colorado.