Welcome to Central Mountain SBDC
The Central Mountain Small Business Development Center provides no-cost, confidential consulting (via local consultants and access to statewide mentors), low or no cost business training and events and we assist with access to capital. We support Colorado’s entrepreneurs at all stages of business from ideation to startup, expansion, acquisition and exit. Learn more below.
Colorado Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) play a crucial role in supporting local economic development across Colorado and the United States. Our centers, funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and managed by the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), offer a comprehensive suite of services that bolster small business growth and sustainability, thereby contributing to the broader economic prosperity of their communities.
Key ways SBDCs support local economic development include:
Business Consulting and Planning: SBDCs provide expert, one-on-one business consulting free of charge. This helps entrepreneurs formulate lean business plans, strategize for growth, partner buyouts, exit planning and more, and by navigating challenges and identifying opportunities, thus fostering a healthy ecosystem of small businesses.
Training and Workshops: Through a variety of workshops and training sessions, SBDCs educate business owners on crucial aspects of running a business, such as marketing, financial and business management, HR, leadership and legal compliance. This education strengthens the foundation of local businesses, making them more resilient and competitive.
Market Research and Insights: SBDCs offer access to market research and industry insights, crucial for small businesses to understand their market, identify opportunities, and make informed decisions.
Access to Funding: We assist businesses in identifying and securing funding, including loans, grants, and venture capital. This financial support is vital for startup growth, expansion, exiting and sustainability.
Networking Opportunities: SBDCs connect entrepreneurs with a network of peers, mentors, and industry experts, fostering a community of collaboration and support that can lead to new business opportunities and partnerships.
Specialized Services: Many SBDCs in our Colorado Network offer specialized services for technology companies, international trade, and e-commerce, helping businesses to innovate and expand into new markets.
Economic Impact: By aiding in the creation and growth of small businesses, SBDCs directly contribute to job creation and retention, increased sales, capital infusion, business startups, tax revenue generation, and overall economic vitality in their communities.
Customized Local Support: Recognizing the unique economic landscapes of different regions, SBDCs tailor their services to meet the specific needs of local businesses, ensuring relevance and effectiveness.
In summary, SBDCs are pivotal in fostering an environment where small businesses can thrive. Their comprehensive support not only propels individual businesses towards success but also significantly contributes to the wider economic development and resilience of local communities in Colorado and across the nation.
It is against the law for SBDC, as a recipient of federal financial assistance, to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. SBDC will not discriminate in providing opportunities in any federally funded program or activity or making employment decisions with regards to those programs. If you believe that you have been subject to discrimination please file a complaint with Minority Business Office Manager 303-892-3840.