Small Business Resources

Colorado Resources

The Minority Business Office (MBO) of Colorado “helps minority, woman, and veteran-owned businesses learn how to best market themselves as a certified business and secure government contracts.”

The Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI) encourages small business potential through, “a proven mix of classroom, coaching, capital, and community.”

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network has resources available to support small businesses, non-profits, freelancers, and independent contractors.


General Resources

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides, “professional, high quality, individualized business advising and technical assistance to existing small businesses and pre-venture entrepreneurs.” Check out their website to find your local SBDC.

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) is one of “the country’s leading corporate membership organizations. Whether you’re a small minority-owned organization or a billion dollar powerhouse, we’re committed to helping you solve the growing need for supplier diversity.”

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is your go-to for small business support – connecting entrepreneurs with lenders and funding for starting/growing your business.

The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program through the SBA provides specific contracts for industries where women-owned businesses are underrepresented.

Venturize helps connect you to trusted providers of loans, healthcare, and retirement information for your small business.

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) supports economically disadvantaged communities by “offering tailored resources and innovative programs that invest federal dollars alongside private sector capital.”

Designed to Organize, LLC gives business owners their power back over their bookkeeping and accounting processes so they are empowered to make informed business decisions. Kim Petro runs her business out of Dayton, Ohio but her services are available nationally.

Hiring an attorney for your business can be expensive, and DIY legal for your business isn’t ideal. Legal Shield removes the cost barrier and gives you access to a provider law firm in your area for an affordable monthly fee. Linda Lamb works with businesses throughout the US and Canada.


Must-Have Apps

-Gmail

-Google Drive

-Google Calendar

-Slack/Microsoft Teams/Skype (team messaging channel of your choice, we use Slack)

-Toggl (time tracking app)