Resource Partners

Alliance Business Assistance Center

The Alliance Business Assistance Center is an alliance of private, public, and non-profit resource providers joined together under one roof to support and help local businesses start, grow, and thrive.

What we offer:

  • All services are free Services in English and Spanish
  • Meeting space
  • Collaborative work space
  • WiFi and use of laptops on site
  • Startup and business growth consulting and assistance
  • Business workshops
  • Business grant and loan information
  • Business site selection and local demographic data reports


Walk-ins welcome. Call 720-674-3547 or email to schedule an appointment.

OEDIT Cash Collateral Support

The Cash Collateral Support program helps small and medium-sized businesses in Colorado access loans that they would otherwise not get because they do not have enough collateral. This credit enhancement uses small amounts of public resources to encourage private lenders to loan money to businesses. The program provides a cash deposit as collateral for a business loan or credit facility when the business cannot meet the lender’s collateral requirements.

Lenders can apply for up to 25% of the loan amount or $250,000, whichever is less, in collateral to support business loan applications. The maximum loan size for this loan is $10 million.

Colorado Business Resource Book

The Colorado Business Resource Book is one of the most successful and comprehensive business books in the nation. The publication is made possible by the Colorado Business Development Foundation and the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network. Since its inception in 1998, more than 210,000 copies of the Colorado Business Resource Book have been distributed to entrepreneurs across Colorado and the nation. 

Entrepreneurs can purchase a copy of the book or browse the content on the book’s website.

Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) helps small businesses grow with federal, state and local government contracts. Its procurement counselors provide no-cost support in determining suitability for government contracting, securing necessary registrations, identifying bid opportunities,  teaming or joint venture arrangements, certifications, proposal techniques and review, researching procurement histories, reviewing contract terms and conditions, government contract performance issues, networking and business development, preparing for audits and more. 

Connect2DOT

Connect2DOT is an innovative program partnership between the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network designed to help small businesses in the transportation industry become more competitive and successful in bidding and contracting with CDOT and other local transportation agencies.

In addition to free, unlimited consulting and free or low-cost business training, Connect2DOT provides online resources and events tailored to construction contractors and professional design, architecture and engineering firms.

Mi Casa Resource Center

Mi Casa Resource Center educates, trains, and supports youth and adults on their path to success in education, employment, and business ownership. It does this through nationally recognized programming for jobseekers, entrepreneurs, and youth taught by highly-qualified staff who are experts in their fields.

Recognizing there are many factors that impact a person’s path to economic prosperity, Mi Casa’s holistic approach provides wrap-around services to address potential barriers to success. It treats everyone as unique individuals, considering their strengths, challenges, and personal vision of success when helping them identify and achieve their goals.

Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute

RMMFI provides a holistic approach to business development that includes education, mentorship, access to capital and community connections. It supports low-income and under-resourced entrepreneurs (making less than 80% of the area median Income) as they work to start or grow their business.

RMMFI’s main education programs are a four-week Business Idea Lab, a 12-week Business Launch Boot Camp, a monthly workshop series and an 11-week Thrive Business Accelerator. In all of these programs, entrepreneurs are also connected to mentors and coaches who can help them with their specific business needs.

RMMFI offers character-based loans (meaning it doesn’t look at credit scores, immigration status, history of incarceration, etc.) ranging from $250 to $75,000. It takes a capital meets capacity approach, so it makes sure that entrepreneurs taking loans from it are also supported by its education and mentorship.

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