Welcome to the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center

2015 Routt County Business Plan Competition

Flyer for 2015 Routt County Business Plan Competition.Bring Your Great Idea to the Marketplace
Win Cash Prizes for Top Two Finalists
Submit your business plan by September 14, 2015

Business Plan Competition Overview (pdf)
Business Plan Competition Rules (pdf)

The City of Steamboat Springs, Colorado Mountain College and Alpine Bank are sponsoring a business plan competition for 2015.  Enter to win cash prizes.

Upcoming Seminars:

Business Plan Development Workshop

Thursday, July 16 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Academic Center, Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center, Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs – Room 127 (1st floor)
Cost: Free
Register at 970-870-4491

Spend one evening learning to organize and write a well articulated vision of your business for yourself, investors, customers, and key partners. Topics to be covered include:

  • Customer demographics and psychographics (who and why buy your stuff)
  • Required sections of a plan and the length of each section
  • Content guidelines for each section
  • Building financial forecasts
  • Web tools for business plan development
  • Local resources for assistance

    To register this seminar, please call Randy Rudasics, Manager of the CMC Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center at 870-4491.

    This workshop is free.  Registration is required at 870-4491.  Handouts will be provided.  

    This workshop is a collaborative effort of the City of Steamboat Springs,  Colorado Mountain College, Alpine Bank and SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Businesses)

Learn . Start . Grow

Supporting entrepreneurship through education, counseling, incubation and support
to improve economic development in the community.
For more information regarding the programs listed below please contact
Randy Rudasics at 970-870-4491 or rrudasics@coloradomtn.edu


Associates Degrees and Certificates in Entrepreneurship

Seminars and workshops:

  • How to Start a Business
  • Business Plan Development
  • Small Business Information Sessions (Success Steps)
  • Next Steps Small Business Workshop

Extensive entrepreneurial library

Business simulation lab and business plan software


Mentoring and counseling with Yampa Valley SCORE counselors

  • SCORE, highly experienced SBA volunteers
  • Free, confidential and individualized
  • Online resource tools through SCORE

Business Incubator tailored to office-based start-ups

Referrals to business support professionals

  • Attorneys
  • Accountants and Bookkeepers
  • Design and Web Development professionals
  • Social Media and Marketing professionals

Information on regional lending options

  • Banks
  • Micro-lenders
  • Small Business Administration loans
  • USDA lending programs


Networking assistance

Marketing and financial counseling

Human Resource program development counseling

Periodic business plan reviews

For information regarding economic development resources in Steamboat Springs and the surrounding area please check out the following: