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Sources of Assistance

The assistance Colorado organizations provide entrepreneurs is unlike any other state. Take advantage of the wealth of knowledge and free or affordable assistance to help you get your startup off the ground.

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with statewide partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth.

The SBA provides most business counseling and training programs through its various resource partners. The agency’s main mission is to help entrepreneurs start, grow and expand their businesses.

There are several agencies that provide certification, government contracting and procurement and general technical assistance for small businesses.

Two excellent indexes to federal internet information are the US Business Advisor and Fed World.

Colorado offers a wide variety of education and training programs for youth and adults.

There are several local economic development programs to help small businesses, including business incubators, local economic development offices and chambers of commerce.

Specialized SBDC programs focus on transportation contracting, manufacturing, tech and more.