Welcome to the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center

2015 Routt County Business Plan Competition

Thank you to the participants and judges! Business plan evaluations are underway, the decision will be announced in November.

Upcoming Seminars

How to Start a Business / First Steps

Wednesday, November 18th  from 6-8 PM
CMC Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center, Room SB 127
Learn the key elements you need to know to understand how to plan a new business venture.
Questions or to confirm attendance, please call 970-870-4491.

Sales Skills

Wednesday, December 16th  from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
$15, includes lunch
Colorado Mountain College Academic Center, room SB 213
Guest Speaker: And Blackstone
This workshop will focus on the sales process, skills and tools.

Questions?  Call Randy Rudasics, Manager of the CMC Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center at 970-870-4491.

This workshop is a sponsored by Alpine Bank, the Chamber Resort Association,  Colorado Mountain College Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center 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


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: