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  • Colorado Business Express

    Welcome to Colorado Business Express. To begin, select whether you are starting a new business and need information to form your business, or you are an existing business and would like a list of services and information. Content Detail

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    Colorado Business Express
  • Colorado Business Resource Guide

    This guide references most city, state and federal forms needed to establish a business in Colorado. Content Detail

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    Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
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    Spanish / Español
  • Colorado Department of Revenue

    If you’re starting a business, eventually your business is going to have to collect taxes and pay taxes. The place to go for what taxes you’ll have to pay and how you’ll have to pay them is at the Colorado Department of Revenue. You can also download tax forms, tax certificates, and tax rate tables to make sure you’re business doesn’t run into any problems. Content Detail

  • Colorado Enterprise Fund

    This is a non-profit community development financial institution to help small businesses. They provide small business loans to entrepreneurs who are unable to obtain financing from traditional sources. If you receive a loan from CEF, you will have access to management consulting and business training. Content Detail

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    Spanish / Español
  • Colorado Leading Edge Program

    This program provides training, including courses, to Small Business owners. The program is offered through the CO Small Business Development Center (SBDC). After training, businesses are encouraged to get follow-up counseling and help from their local SBDC. Content Detail

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    Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
  • Employers Prepare and File W-2's Online

    Employers can now prepare and file their W-2's online. This is the Employer Reporting Instructions and Information. Content Detail

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    Social Security
  • From idea to independence...

    This organization that provides micro-financing and enterprise support services to emerging Colorado entrepreneurs which include, access to capital business training and development; and technical assistance. Content Detail

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    Microbusiness Development
  • My Own Business

    This site has a free Internet business course on how to avoid failure in starting and operating your own business. This free course is run by successful entrepreneurs who donate their time and experience to point out the common, avoidable pitfalls. Please be aware there may be items for sale on this site. Read the site carefully. Content Detail

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    myownbusiness.org
  • Starting a Business - General Guidance

    Starting a business can be an exciting venture offering many rewards. However, you must be prepared and you must understand the basics. Content Detail

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    United States Small Business Administration
  • Web Freebies Can Help You Start Your Business

    Check out this article for a list of things that are free on the web that can help you when you start your small business. Content Detail

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    DenverPost.com
  • Does Your Bank Measure Up?

    The Federal Reserve Banks evaluate banks' records of meeting the credit needs of communities including low and moderate income neighborhoods. Learn about the Congressional Act enacted in 1997 to encourage insured banks and other depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of their communities. Content Detail

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    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • EEOC Compliance for Small Business

    EEOC is committed to providing training and technical assistance, outreach and education programs to assist employers, employees and stakeholder groups understand and prevent discrimination. Content Detail

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    Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC)
  • Government Assistance in Starting Your Colorado Business

    The site includes links to resources for new business, help for women-owned and minority-owned businesses, as well as answers to frequently asked questions. Content Detail

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    Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
  • Office of Dispute Resolution

    The ODR exists to establish and make available conflict resolution programs and services within the Colorado Judicial Branch. Content Detail

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    Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Online Women's Business Center - SBA

    Promotes growth of women-owned businesses as well as provides access to credit and capital, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities. Content Detail

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    U.S. Small Business Administration