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Here are some resources for small business assistance:

State

  • Small Business Hotline - 303-592-5920
  • Department of Revenue, Sales Tax & Trade Name - 303-238-3278
  • State Minority Business Office - 303-892-3840
  • Denver Business Associates - 303-455-3099
  • Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) - 303-844-3985

The above resources provide services at no charge or minimal cost.

Local
Montrose Association of Commerce & Tourism - 249-5000
Montrose Economic Development Corporation - 1-800-270-0211
Region 10 Loan Programs - 249-2436, ext. 17

Some links to other web sites that you may find 
useful to help you start your small business:

  • http://business.gov Also called the U.S. Business Advisor, this web site is a one-stop link to all information and services the federal government provides for business.
  • http://www.bplans.com This web site offers a wealth of information about operating a small business including articles from real small business owners.
  • http://www.colorado.gov/ The State of Colorado's home page includes state agencies, state tax questions, employer forms, small business start up guide, and statistics on Colorado. Order the free business resource guide.
  • http://www.count-me-in.org/ Resources to help women get started in business.
  • http://www.export.gov Export portal for USDOC and eventually other Federal agencies. It is designed to be a one-stop information source for everything an exporter will need in order to export.
  • http://www.fedbizopps.gov/ GSA web site on federal business opportunities.
  • http://www.inc.com/ Business magazine with many current and ongoing business related topics.
  • http://www.irs.gov/ The IRS website is a great source for those pesky tax questions and it has links to general business information.
  • http://www.onlinewbc.gov The U.S. Small Business Administration Women's Business Center
  • http://sba.gov The U.S. Small Business Administration home page location of SBA offices, activities, points of contact, business cards registry, files (downloadable shareware and freeware).
  • http://www.score.org/ A volunteer organization that counsels entrepreneurs with business plans and a host of business related issues.
  • http://www.state.co.us/oed/sbdc The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) home page. A good site for finding the Center closest to you. They provide free business counseling.