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“The Denver Metro SBDC’s course structure, content and process helped me create a comprehensive business plan that secured $1.3 million in SBA 504 funding for the purchase of my studio."

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Start-Up Information

If you are an entrepreneur looking to start a business in Denver, you've come to the right place.

The Denver Metro Small Business Development Center is here to help you start a successful small business through a wealth of small business resources; relevant, affordable business training courses; specialized programs for start-up entrepreneurs; and free consulting by experienced, certified business consultants.
 

Attend a Start-Up Basics Seminar:
The Denver Metro SBDC offers a Start-Up Basics class twice per month for just $35, which covers topics such as legal structures, licensing, tax requirements, financing and more. We recommend attending this course prior to seeing a consultant. Find a class

Register for the Start-Up Track:
This four-part series will build on what you learned in Start-Up Basics and is designed for entrepreneurs who want a quick way to understand the fundamentals of starting a business. Register now

Browse the Colorado Business Resource Book Browse the Colorado Business Resource Book:
The Colorado Business Resource Book is the most comprehensive guide available to entrepreneurs starting or growing a business in Colorado. The guide covers topics such as business entry options, bookkeeping, registration, and more. Browse the book

Register for the NxLeveL Business Planning Course:
NxLeveL is Colorado's premier 11-week LEADING EDGE™ business planning course that will help you create a business plan from start to finish. Find out more

Ask the Small Business Navigator:
The Small Business Navigator is the first point of contact for start-up entrepreneurs with questions about licensing requirements, assistance programs and more. Contact the Navigator

Check the Licensing Database:
Unsure which licenses or permits your business concept requires? Check out the Occupational License Database to find out. Search the database

Test Your Idea's Feasibility:
Do you have an idea for a new business but are unsure of the feasibility of it? The Denver Metro SBDC has partnered with Johnson & Wales University to offer a free feasibility study for eligible start-ups. Apply now

Meet With a Consultant:
Are you ready to sit down with a certified business consultant for assistance with specific start-up questions relevant to your business? Request an appointment