RESOURCES

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:


LOCAL!!!!   Summit Biz Boot Camp by Co-Starters:

          • https://www.summitchamber.org/summit-biz-rebuild-program/

          • 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.” 

  •  MBO Website

The Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI)

  • encourages small business potential through, “a proven mix of classroom, coaching, capital, and community.” 

  • RMMFI Website


The Summit Chamber:

      • Local.  Lots of networking.  Multiple chapters (Exit 205, Breck, Frisco)

      • Supports Summit Biz Boot Camp/Co-Starters

      • Leads Group


Be Your Own Guru:

    • 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. 

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

  • oedit.colorado.gov

  • 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

  • Outgrow Your Garage

    • We know there's a gap in business development for trades and service businesses. We're here to fix that.

    • Free & Paid courses ​

    • https://outgrowyourgarage.com/

 

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