There is a wealth of free and affordable resources for startup businesses and growing companies!
OED/Denver Workforce - For Employers
Free help for Denver businesses on recruiting and hiring top talent.
Mi Casa Resource Center
Excellent, free and low-cost training for startups as well as networking and technical assistance.
Free and low-cost training and counseling for existing and aspiring entrepreneurs, both live and online.
Denver Small Business Development Center
Excellent networking opportunities through an array of live and online training, how-to's, and technical assistance.
Chambers of Commerce
Here's a list of the primary local Denver ones; many are eager to support startups through networking and training.
Commons on Champa
Denver's newest one-stop shop for existing and aspiring enterpreneurs, including training and many events.
Mile High Business Alliance
A great resource for peer-to-peer support and assistance by and for local business owners.
Denver Public Library BizBoost
Access and individualized help to use the library's sophisticated collection of print and electronic tools to research your industry, consumer spending habits, etc.
Denver Enterprise Zone
An array of tax credits and other incentives rewarding firms that locate in designated underdeveloped or neglected areas.
Denver Treasury Division
Registering your business locally plus other licensing requirements within your industry.
Denver Office of Development Services
Permits for all construction, repair, or alteration to property within Denver, and certificates of occupation when complete.
Denver Department of Excise and Licenses
Guidance through the classification system that dicates which business and activities require a permit in Denver.
Colorado Secretary of State
To look up existing trade names, and register your own.
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
Information about industries that require state licensing and operate under other regulatory guidelines.
State of Colorado - Business Express
An excellent general reference for both new and growing firms in Colorado.
Colorado Department of Revenue
State tax information, state Sales Tax ID, and other resources for businesses such as wage withholding and unemployment insurance.
Colorado State Directory of New Hires
How to submit a W-4 for any new hires within 20 days of start date.
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Guidance on international trade issues.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Free counseling and low-cost training for starting a business through the SCORE program.
U.S. Government - Official Business Link
An excellent online reference for launching, managing, growing, or exiting a business.
Internal Revenue Service
Information about business structure, obtaining a FEIN, and other tax questions.