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Business Resources

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

Entrepreneur in Residence

Pikes Peak Library District is dedicated to providing access to resources and opportunities which leads to thriving people and connected communities. We cultivate spaces for belonging, personal growth, and strong communities.

PPLD is proud to announce the new Entrepreneur in Residence program. Entrepreneurship is vital to building economies and a strong ecosystem that supports entrepreneurs is how we hope to support this. The EIR will connect and inspire diverse entrepreneurs and small business owners by providing mentorship, educational opportunities, and connections in the larger ecosystem.

The Entrepreneur in Residence will have:

  • Office hours, one on one mentoring sessions, and open office hours at various PPLD locations 
  • Workshops and classes targeted to help people in their entrepreneurial journey

PPLD is pleased to introduce Ginelle Curincita as our first Entrepreneur in Residence. The residency will run from September 28 through December 12, 2022.

Ginelle is a proud Latina entrepreneur, native Spanish speaker, and lives in Colorado Springs. Her combined experiences working in higher education, diversity and inclusion, and small business development led her to launch OroMar Consulting. Ginelle most recently worked for the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in California where she oversaw partnerships, workshops, and grant & loan relief funds for women and minority owned businesses.  Prior to entering the small business ecosystem, Ginelle's bachelor's degree in social work and masters in education, led her to be the Director of a US Department of Education grant at the University of California, Berkeley, that secured the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based child care services. Ginelle has transferred her knowledge to tailor to the needs of underserved small business owners by offering access to resources and funding to aid their growth and development to turn their passion into profit.

Office Hours and Locations (Sep. 28 thru Dec. 7) 



This workshop has already been held. 

Business Funding: All Stages of Business: 3 Part Series


When you register, you will be signed up for all sessions.

In this workshop participants will learn key information to apply for business funding. The workshop will review the difference between business grants and loans, identify documents required to apply, and provide a list of funding opportunities. 

 Part 1: Overview Small Business Grants and Loans - November 7th, 5:45-6:45 p.m.

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Part 2: Preparing Your Documents - November 14th, 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Part 3: Identifying Funding Options - November 21st, 5:45-6:45 p.m.