Business Navigators

Historically marginalized communities have suffered the most in terms of loss of employment and the number of small businesses able to continue operations. This program focuses on outreach efforts to Denver’s hardest to reach communities with navigators who will provide one-on-one support for small businesses. 


Denver Economic Development & Opportunity is partnering with the Colorado Center on Law and Policy and many other local nonprofits to offer small businesses dependable support in navigating the many funding streams, programs, and services available to them in Denver.

Business Navigators - individuals from our partners' organizations - will connect in-person with small business owners operating in the program's priority neighborhoods to offer guidance in identifying and contacting appropriate resources available from the City and County of Denver and/or other institutions. The Business Navigators will take a holistic approach at the the needs of these small businesses and be trusted partners to them. 

Priority Neighborhoods

  • East Colfax
  • Elyria-Swansea 
  • Globeville 
  • Montbello 
  • Northeast Park Hill 
  • Sun Valley 
  • Valverde 
  • Villa Park 
  • West Colfax 
  • Westwood 


This program is possible through the thoughtful and strong collaborations with a variety of local nonprofits organizations, whose work has built trust among the diverse communities they serve. 

Request a Business Navigator

Is your business located in one of the program's priority neighborhoods - refer to the "Overview" tab to confirm? Would you like to have personalized support for you and your business? We got your back! 

Request a Business Navigator and let us guide you through the myriad of services and programs available to you.