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.

Success Steps Seminar: Bullet Proof Business Loan Applications

Thursday, April 30 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Includes Lunch!
Academic Center, Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs – Room 213 (2nd floor)
Cost: $20.00
Register at 970-870-4491

Topics that will be covered in this program include:

  • The art of business lending
  • Why lenders need the items they require
  • Cash flow versus profit and loss projections
  • Management versus market
  • Credit scores and collateral
  • Loan terms, interest rates and balloon payments
  • How long with the process take?

Time will be provided for question and answer as well.

This program will be presented by Anita Cameron, Director of Business Lending for the Northwest Loan Fund. This business lender supports Northwest Colorado.  For more information on the loan fund please check out: www.northwestloanfund.org.

  • $20 fee includes lunch
  • Please arrive on time

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: