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Business Resources

Welcome to the Business Resources guide. This guide will highlight what is available to you.

Additional Business Guides

Small Business Resources

SBDC Website

The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is dedicated to helping existing and new businesses grow and prosper in the Pikes Peak Region by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training programs.

The SBDC has a team of business experts ready to help you create and retain jobs, secure loans, increase sales, win government contracts, obtain certifications and more.

The SBDC combines information and resources from federal, state and local governments with those of the education system and private sector to meet the specialized and complex needs of the small business community. Consulting experts work in partnership to provide entrepreneurs with crucial information that can mean the difference between success and failure.

Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC Website

The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC works side-by-side with new, expanding, and relocating businesses. Navigating incentives or property searches to networking, the team leverages decades of economic development and business expertise to help you succeed. The goal is to help you achieve your business goals.

El Paso County Office of Economic Development

In El Paso County, Colorado, we take a holistic approach to economic development. Our office is uniquely tasked with serving an ever-growing region with ever-changing needs. We navigate our dynamic economic landscape with a focused approach, by offering diverse incentives for businesses and leveraging federal and state resources for housing and community development. Our goal is to assist in creating a robust, diversified, economic ecosystem. Includes a business resources page with a comprehensive list of resources for business owners.

Colorado Springs Small Business Development Office Website

Getting Help with Your Small Business

One of the primary roles of the Economic Development Division is to assist in the business development process. Getting your business off the ground is no easy task. This webpage is a landing site for small business owners who have questions about how the City can enable their business to thrive. Below, you’ll find resources, tools, and guidance to help open a small business or operate a current one.

Colorado Institute for Social Impact Website

The National Institute for Social Impact (NI4SI), dba Colorado Institute for Social Impact, began from grassroots requests in our Colorado Springs community for more information on how to use a business model to do good in the world. Since 2016, these requests have grown from coffee conversations to an entire company dedicated to education, certification, evaluation, and consultation in the Social Impact space. As we sought to meet our own region’s need, we have been contacted by many others looking to develop the same Social Impact business models, consumer awareness, and community impact in other parts of Colorado as well as other cities across the country. With over 40 years combined experience on our team, we are committed to seeing this new sector of our economy grow and thrive across the United States.

Thrive Network Website

The Thrive Network’s goal is to eliminate economic barriers by providing people in communities with tools to activate and launch their own success, primarily through entrepreneurship. We achieve this goal through teaching those within communities to see their problems as economic opportunities, and providing a framework to launch small businesses to address those needs.

SCORE Website

SCORE Colorado Springs can help to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

SCORE Colorado Springs offers FREE business mentoring, a wide range of educational programs, numerous templates, and tools to help you start or grow your for-profit or a non-profit business.

PPWFC Website

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is the American Job Center serving El Paso and Teller counties. We connect vital businesses with work-ready job seekers and employer-driven services.

Our clients range from entry-level to professional, including youth, adults, people returning to the workforce, and those with barriers to employment. We provide job search and training opportunities, including 20 different job seeker workshops—ranging from basic computer use and resume preparation to LinkedIn, branding/networking and more—and always at no cost. We host the largest job fairs in Southern Colorado as well as weekly hiring events.

In support of regional employers, we host recruitment events, pre-employment assessments, provide a database of searchable candidate profiles and more.

Our website lists thousands of job opportunities and is updated each week! At PPWFC, veterans receive priority service.

Learn more about how we can help you with our free services.


Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and resource partner referrals to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard and reserve members, and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business. 

Entrepreneur Groups

Exponential Impact

Exponential Impact (XI) is a nonprofit committed to giving entrepreneurs the best start humanly possible in Colorado Springs. We’re dedicated to holistically supporting entrepreneurs from seed to scale, and our accelerator and incubator programs are tailored to the needs of companies at all stages. We know that you can’t change the world alone, and by equipping leaders with resources, expertise, and mentorship, we cultivate an environment of innovation that leads to amazing growth.

1Million Cups Website

Local entrepreneurs present startups to the thriving peer network online & in-person each week at The Next Us & FB live stream. In COS since 09/24/14!