Wondering how to fund your Colorado business venture? It’s certainly a factor to consider. Before diving in, be sure to survey your options and create a financial road-map that can adequately weather the peaks and valleys of owning a business in Eagle County.
For Businesses & Entrepreneurs:
Accion: Accion connects small business owners with the financing and advice necessary to create or grow healthy enterprises. Additional resources: Accion as a Resource, Accion Information Sheet 2018, Accion Loan Finder
Colorado Enterprise Fund: The Colorado Enterprise Fund specializes in small business loans up to $250,000.
Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT): OEDIT provides a wide array of financing tools and programs for businesses throughout Colorado.
Venture Capital Authority (VCA): The Colorado Venture Capital Authority (VCA) was established in 2004 to make seed and early-stage capital investments in businesses.
Northwest Loan Fund: The Northwest Loan Fund offers business loans for start-up and expanding businesses that may not qualify for traditional financing.
Rockies Venture Club: The Rockies Venture Club educates and connects investors and entrepreneurs, and provides access to angel and venture capital.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation Small Business Loan Program: The RCACSBLP offers short-term loans for working capital and lines of credit, as well as long-term loans for real estate and equipment.
U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Guarantee Programs: A snapshot of available loan guarantee programs.
For Local Communities:
Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Community Development Office: The Community Development Office empowers Colorado local governments by providing various technical and financial resources related to land use planning, economic development, and sustainable community development.
Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT): OEDIT provides a vast array of funding and grant opportunities to Colorado communities designed to encourage sustainable economic development and vibrant communities.
Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Economic Development District (NWCCOG EDD) NWCCOG EDD provides details on resources for entrepreneurs. access to capital and incentives.