Welcome to the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center

Upcoming Events

Yampa Valley SCORE Business Plan Competition

Hosted by Colorado Mountain College
Sponsored by the City of Steamboat Springs

The objective of this program is to encourage aspiring entrepreneurs to create a well written business plan and to present their plan to experienced business professionals for evaluation.


The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, 3 months free rent in the new Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center, an introduction and visit with a venture capital funding company and recognition for their new business in the community. It is assumed this prize is taxable income for recipient. The second place competitor will receive a cash prize of $5,000. Prize money will come from the City of Steamboat Springs in support of economic development in the community.

Submission Date:

Written business plans will be due by 5:00 pm October 19, 2016. Oral presentation will occur within several weeks. There will be a pre-submission agreement and waiver for applicants to complete. Please sign and turn in the rules and judging criteria documents.

For more information:
Yampa Valley SCORE Business Plan Competition 2016
SCORE Business Plan Competition rules 2016

Questions? Please contact Randy Rudasics, Manager of the CMC Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center at 970-870-4491 or email rrudasics@coloradomtn.edu

Success Steps Seminar: Thrive, Not Just Survive

Wednesday, November 2nd, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Colorado Mountain College
1275 Crawford Avenue, Academic Center, Classroom SB 213

Learn to:
• Break thru the “ceiling of complexity” to grow your business.
• Use the Zero Based Thinking concept to make good decisions.
• Think strategically (1-3 years out) versus right now.
• Build a team of highly motivated employees.
• Communicate more effectively.
• Evaluate performance and change course when needed.
• Act proactively versus reactively.
• Create great customer experiences.

This program will be led by noted leadership expert, Steve Muntean. His background
includes running a small business himself and consulting with a many small businesses looking to grow and improve. For more information on Steve, check out:

Registration required, please contact Randy Rudasics:

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:


Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center office.

Why should you start your business here?

Eight contemporary private offices
Partially furnished
Built in whiteboards
Approximately 80 square feet
High-speed internet through Zirkel Wireless
Shared office equipment
Convenient kitchenette
Private meeting room
Flexible, low risk rental arrangements
Mentoring with SCORE business counselors
Use of training/seminar room
Adjacent academic resources including CMC library
Coffee shop and dining center on premises
Assistance with community networking
Collaborative culture of entrepreneurship

Thank you to our sponsors:

Wells Fargo

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