Resources to help with a wide variety of business needs.
The Cannabis Business Technical Assistance program is an educational program focused on the foundations of business development in the cannabis industry. The curriculum is housed on a secure learning management system and includes educational videos, coursework, and more. These materials are accessible on-demand, so participants can work through the curriculum at their own pace. The educational program is free of charge, but requires that participants register for an account to begin.\nThe Cannabis Business Office has partnered with Make Green Go! to create this Technical Assistance program. Make Green Go! has provided business development services to social equity communities since 2010. The organization has extensive experience in content development, user-friendly platforms, and a network of members and subject matter experts. The Cannabis Business Office is excited for this partnership to offer their curated content on our Technical Assistance platform.
Xcel Energy's Electric Vehicle Solutions program supports Colorado's transition to electric transportation by providing infrastructure, charging station incentives, and resources for businesses and residents adopting electric vehicles.
The Denver Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center is the only federally-funded agency in Colorado that was created to specifically foster the growth of minority-owned businesses.
Their professional team of consultants specialize in assisting minority-owned firms source, target and secure state and federal contracting opportunities.
At no-cost, Jeffco EDC can create demographic, employment, and market data reports for you business.
NREL works with organizations—large and small—to expand the clean energy economy. Together with our partners, we can accelerate the movement of renewable energy and energy-efficient solutions into practical applications.
The Industrial Assessment Center is a nationwide program sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office. RMIAC’s mission is to provide technology, system and productivity-based recommendations that increase energy efficiency, reduce waste and provide financial benefits for small and medium sized manufacturers. The Center conducts energy, waste and productivity assessments through one-day site visits at no cost to the facility.
Xcel Energy's Business Solutions Center assists Colorado businesses with energy management, providing tailored solutions, account support, and energy-saving tips to optimize efficiency and reduce operational costs.
Red Team Review is an innovative program that provides professional guidance and a final review of a company’s SBIR/STTR proposal prior to submitting it to the participating federal agency.
Jumpstart Lakewood is a pitch competition open to all entrepreneurs in Lakewood who have yet to start a business or recently started a business and have generated less than $25,000 in net revenue. Applicants will have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of judges and compete for a cash prize to fund their business creation or expansion. Applications will open during the fourth quarter of the year and will need to include business plans and how the business will be funded or expanded with the prize money. Applicants will go through an interview and those selected will attend a pitch prep workshop. Stay tuned for the next application cycle.
WTC Denver's certificate program equips Colorado professionals with essential international trade knowledge and skills for success in global business.
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Get access to business and demographic databases by becoming a Jeffco Public Library member.
Connect2DOT helps small businesses in the transportation industry bid and contract with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and other local transportation agencies. Connect2DOT provides free one-on-one consulting, business training, online resources, and events for construction contractors, professional design, architecture and engineering firms. Services include:
Lakewood Economic Development will help you promote your grand opening by promoting you in our e-Newsletter, on social media and highlighting your business in the Looking@Lakewood. Grand Opening Promotion can be for brick and mortar businesses as well as home-based businesses.
The West Metro Chamber of Commerce 401k Retirement Plan Exchange offers a cost-effective, streamlined retirement solution for Jefferson County businesses, providing expert guidance, simplified administration, and enhanced investment options to benefit both employers and employees.
Colorado PTAC partners with industry experts to supplement CO-PTAC-led training. As a result, PTAC have robust course offerings covering all aspects of contracting – from simple to advanced topics.
Most classes are offered in “Hybrid” format – in-person and broadcast.
This program fast-tracks Colorado businesses' global expansion, providing resources, mentorship, and connections to navigate international markets successfully.
Manufacturer's Edge CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) Compliance program helps manufacturers and DoD suppliers enhance cybersecurity, safeguard data, and meet regulatory requirements. Offering customized guidance, training, and resources, the program supports businesses in achieving and maintaining CMMC certification, mitigating cyber threats, and maintaining a competitive edge in the defense sector.
WTC Denver supports immigrant entrepreneurs in Colorado with resources, networking, and guidance to foster successful international trade ventures.
The Cannabis Business Grant is a funding opportunity for social equity cannabis businesses who have been awarded or are in the process of applying for a regulated business license from the Marijuana Enforcement Division. This program was developed to support cannabis entrepreneurs through access to capital to promote social equity, innovation, and job creation across the industry. Eligible businesses are divided into 2 categories based on their needs: foundational and growth. Multiple grant rounds will be available throughout the year.
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WTC Denver offers tailored training sessions for Colorado businesses, covering essential international trade topics to enhance global competitiveness and expertise.
Commute with Enterprise benefits your business and your employees. They make it easy for your employees to share a ride to and from work—connecting people who live near each other and providing the vehicle. Your employees save money, get back time for themselves and arrive in a better state of mind. And, fewer solo drivers will help your company reduce carbon emissions and parking congestion.
WTC Denver's Help Desk provides Colorado businesses with quick access to international trade assistance, resources, and expertise, resolving queries and addressing challenges.
The Minority Business Office provides free one-on-one consulting services to help you understand all of the certifications available to you as a minority, women, or veteran-owned business. Our consultants can also help you make the most of your certifications by helping you market yourself. Our consultants have years of experience helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed.
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The Cyber CYA program is built to assist small- and medium-sized businesses by focusing on topics for all levels of business and their needs from cloud computing, security measures using social media, to securing technology to meet compliance standards in government contracting.
Free and confidential consulting and low-cost workshops are available.
Employee Ownership is a pathway to attract and retain top talent and create a built in succession plan for your business. The Colorado Employee Ownership Grant is available to Colorado-headquartered small businesses interested in adding a broad-based employee ownership structure to their business. The grant reimburses fees paid for professional services required to transition the business to a Colorado Employee-Owned Business. The professional services covered by this grant include accounting, legal, business valuation, and business transition services.
No matter the size of your business, RTD will work with you to create a transit benefit mix tailored to your company and employees. Every employee enrolled in EcoPass will receive a smart card that allows for unlimited rides on RTD buses and trains, connecting them to your business with a safe and reliable commuting option that operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our enrollment options are more flexible than ever before, so reach out to learn more on how EcoPass can connect your business to the entire Denver metro region’s employee base.
Xcel Energy's Energy Design Assistance helps Colorado businesses with new construction or renovation projects, offering expert guidance on energy-efficient design, financial incentives, and long-term energy savings.
WTC Denver issues Certificates of Origin, authenticating the origin of goods for Colorado businesses, helping to facilitate smooth international trade transactions.
The Colorado Manufacturing Network is an online tool where manufacturers can seek out local suppliers and advertise their parts/processes to the network. It is completely free to sign up and claim your profile.
Jeffco EDC has partnered with the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to bring SBDC services to Jefferson County. SBDC provides a wide array of no-cost business services that help small businesses in Colorado. An SBDC expert excepts appointments or walk-ins (as availability permits) at the Jeffco EDC offices every Friday from 9 am to 1:30 pm.
The Bid Advance Response Program is a 6-month mentoring program to help small minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses understand and win government bids. This highly-competitive program consists of group-based training and one-on-one guidance to prepare small businesses wanting to enter or expand their market into government contracting opportunities.
The program works with the Minority Business Office’s consulting and training programs and will help businesses navigate through the government procurement and contracting process. The training includes support with relevant registrations, proposal preparation strategies and tools, and personnel management.
This mentoring program is valued at $750 and is provided free to all accepted businesses.
Thrive West Arvada is a collaborative initiative aimed at fostering economic growth and vitality for businesses in Jefferson County, Colorado. By providing resources, networking opportunities, and support, the initiative promotes a thriving, connected business community in the West Arvada area.
WTC Denver issues Certificates of Free Sale, verifying product compliance with regulatory standards, enabling Colorado businesses to export goods worldwide.
International Trade Readiness for Small Businesses online training course provides a peek into resources available through our partners at the World Trade Center Denver to reach international markets. You can access information to learn about:
The Collective for the Advancement of BIPOC+ Businesses (CABB) is a collective of experienced Black, Latino, Asian and Native American professionals who have come together to disrupt the systemic economic impacts on BIPOC+ communities through programmatic support for business growth.
Get a customized list of support programs, resources, and incentives to accelerate your business. Simply answer a few basic questions about your business and the goals you have, and we'll do the rest!