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What’s Your Backup Plan?

Your family likely has an emergency plan in place for severe weather. What about your business? We’ve all heard the age-old saying: “Prepare for the worst, expect the best.” It seems like each year Colorado brings even more unpredictable weather, and with it dreaded network service outages that seem outside of our control. For Denver … Read Post

We 💛 Colorado’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

I love the entrepreneurial spirit here. There’s not only a drive to succeed but also to help others succeed that is unlike anywhere else in the country. And that approach is working. Just last year, clients at our Denver Metro Small Business Development Center launched 44 new businesses and created 605 new jobs. Here’s some of the … Read Post

Survey Reveals Small Business Challenges

In the last year, 44 entrepreneurs launched businesses with the support and resources offered by the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center. But we want to nurture and grow more entrepreneurialism across the state. To get a read on what challenges small businesses of Colorado are facing, the Denver Metro SBDC, in partnership with the … Read Post

Art Restart Wins Audience Favorite at Trout Tank

Trout Tank, sponsored by Colorado Lending Source, and Mission Yogurt, is an event that takes place five times a year, where Colorado entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to lenders and investors. After 15 hours of preparation and training, the top five entrepreneurs from the Trout Tank: Pitch Accelerator shared how they wanted to grow their business … Read Post

Summer Tips for Small Business Owners

Summer doesn’t have to be when your sales take a vacation, too. Here are some tips from our Denver Metro Small Business Development Center consultants – experts in a variety of business knowhow from marketing to finance – that will help you build business strategies for the summer and beyond. Use social media to build … Read Post

What’s It Worth? How to Value Your Company

How much is a business worth? It’s a critical question for buyers and sellers alike. Unfortunately, there is no one simple explanation because valuation is more art than science. There are, however, multiple methods for determining the value of a small business, each with their own application. First, let’s look at the four different types … Read Post

Growing your small business? How do you know you’re ready?

Metro Denver is a great place for small business. According to a recent Paydex market report, Denver remains one of the top four metro areas in the country for creating jobs—making Denver one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. This is great news for business owners, who arrive in droves from cities … Read Post