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Business Certification Training Program
Certify your small or disadvantaged business for contracting opportunities offered through the new Construction Empowerment Initiative programs and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs!

The Denver Office of Economic Development, Division of Small Business Opportunity is offering its free two-hour training and informational seminar on how to certify your business as a:

  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
  • Small Business Enterprise Concession (SBEC)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)
  • Small Business Enterprise Concessions
  • Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE)

1st Hour:  Overview of Different Certification Programs and Introduction to the Construction Empowerment Initiative Ordinance

2nd Hour:  Walkthrough of the Unified Certification Process (UCP) Application

Wellington Webb Municipal Building
201 W. Colfax Ave.   
Denver, CO 80202
Room number will be given when you RSVP

When:    9am to 11am

  • January 21, 2015
  • February 18, 2015
  • March 18, 2015
  • April 15, 2015
  • May 20, 2015
  • June 17, 2015
  • July 15, 2015
  • August 19, 2015
  • September 16, 2015
  • October 21, 2015
  • November 18, 2015
  • December 16, 2015

To attend a certification training, please register online and select an upcoming "DSBO- Downtown Business Certification Training Program" session. If you are unable to RSVP online, please contact the Denver Office of Economic Development, Division of Small Business Opportunity at 720-913-1714 to register. If prompted, leave your name, company name, phone number and training date preference, and you will be contacted by our office to verify attendance and receive the room number.

This free program is for anyone seeking certification through the City and County of Denver.

Denver International Airport to Provide Information to Prospective ACDBEs
The Division of Small Business Opportunity (DSBO) at Denver International Airport will offer informational sessions for small, minority- and woman-owned businesses that want to become certified as Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBE).  The ACDBE program targets businesses suitable for operating concessions at the airport, as well as companies that provide goods and services to concessionaires.

Workshops are offered on the first Friday of each month. Topics include the ACDBE certification process, ACDBE goals and compliance, the DSBO’s role in the process, and an overview of the concessions program and how firms can get involved. Information on business assistance programs offered by the city and DIA will be discussed as well.

Anyone wanting more information on the ACDBE program, whether eligible or not, is encouraged to attend.  For further information and to RSVP for the monthly workshop, please send an email to

For information on the DIA concessions programs, including current opportunities, please visit: For DSBO information, including ACDBE specific forms, please visit: