Resources for Small Businesses
Colorado is lucky to have over 630,000 small businesses that fuel our local economy and contribute to our communities. In fact, 99.5 percent of all Colorado businesses are small businesses.
As a former small business owner herself, Rep. DeGette knows first-hand the unique challenges that these hardworking entrepreneurs face. If you are a small business owner in need of assistance, our office may be able to help.
Below you will find a list of helpful resources that are available to small business owners in our area. If you have any questions, or need more information about any of the programs mentioned below, please don’t hesitate to call Rep. DeGette's Denver Office at 303-844-4988 and we’ll be happy to help.
Helpful Resources for Colorado Small Businesses:
- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): The SBA is a federal organization dedicated to providing small businesses across the country the tools they need to compete in the 21st century, global marketplace. From working with over 5,000 banks to helping small businesses find capital, to ensuring that 23% of federal contract dollars flow to small businesses, the SBA is a critical resource for start-ups as well as companies looking to grow and expand. Visit the SBA website to talk to one of their 14,000 SBA-affiliated counselors.
- General Services Administration (GSA): The GSA procures a range of products and services for use in government facilities and construction projects across the country. Through their Offices of Small Business Utilization, the GSA maintains tools to help small businesses navigate the federal procurement process, and resources to ensure that local business owners know the opportunities available to them through the federal government. Visit the GSA website for assistance.
- Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC): Colorado PTAC provides counseling and resources to Colorado small businesses to help them obtain local, state, and federal government contracts. The PTAC is dedicated to helping businesses navigate the process and target the appropriate contracts to help grow their business and support economic activity. Visit the PTAC website for assistance.
- Connect for Health Colorado: Connect for Health Colorado is Colorado's official health insurance marketplace, which provides small businesses with a way to shop for, compare, and purchase health insurance that meets your needs and fits your budget. Learn more information online.
The following agencies and organizations are also good resources for local small businesses:
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
- Federal Trade Commission
- Federal Reserve System
- IRS Small Business
- Occupational Safety and Health Association
- Securities and Exchange Commission
- U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Small Business Disadvantage Utilization
- U.S. Department of the Treasury
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development