Programming and education resources:
Personal, Business, Charitable, and Career development.
Energize Colorado: https://energizecolorado.com/
Builders and innovators focused on serving Colorado’s smallest businesses including BIPOC, women, veteran, and rural-owned businesses in underserved areas.
March 23 was 2nd Anniversary and is proclaimed Energize Colorado Day by Gov. Jared Polis.
Follow for events, volunteer opportunities. Find a mentor, Currently looking for marketing volunteers
Women Owned Small Business in Colorado Private Facebook Group:
Highlight: Promote your business every Tuesday
Good place to find for referral partners but tend to be more Denver Based
LOCAL!!!! Summit Biz Boot Camp by Co-Starters:
Amy Kemp and Laurie Morocco lead this nine-week program
Several past graduates are part of Women of the Summit
Awesome Info and accountability plus Amazing Networking and ongoing community.
Colorado Small Business Development Center: aka Colorado SMDC
The Minority Business Office (MBO) of Colorado
“helps minority, woman, and veteran-owned businesses learn how to best market themselves as a certified business and secure government contracts.”
The Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI)
encourages small business potential through, “a proven mix of classroom, coaching, capital, and community.”
Local. Lots of networking. Multiple chapters (Exit 205, Breck, Frisco)
Supports Summit Biz Boot Camp/Co-Starters
Breckenridge Main Street Owned and Operated by local Katherine Grimm
Locals Teaching Locals Program
WOTS member teaching there this summer
Financial Feedback West: Owned and Operated by Michele Nosari.
Workshops and Private 1:1 Money Coaching
Personal and Business Finance programs
More local Resources:
Building Hope: Local. lots of services and programming
FIRC: Local lots of services and programming
The Pad Silverthorne: yoga, run club, more, Art markets, Pride Fest, more
Colorado and Beyond
Women of Colorado: https://www.womenofcolorado.co: organizes meet and greets around the state
Second Act Women out of Denver. Online and in person networking and more. Highly engaged community
The Amber Grant from WomensNet
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is your go-to for small business support – connecting entrepreneurs with lenders and funding for starting/growing your business. https://www.sba.gov
The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program through the SBA provides specific contracts for industries where women-owned businesses are underrepresented.SBA Website
Hiring an attorney for your business can be expensive, and DIY legal for your business isn’t ideal. Legal Shield removes the cost barrier and gives you access to a provider law firm in your area for an affordable monthly fee. Linda Lamb works with businesses throughout the US and Canada. https://llamb.wearelegalshield.com/smb
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