Welcome to the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center

The Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center offers free, confidential business counseling for new and existing small businesses.  The YVEC was established in 1999 and has assisted hundreds of local businesses launch and stay viable through changing economic conditions.  Several skilled business professionals donate their time to meet with individuals and discuss their goals and challenges.  We also offer a variety of seminars and workshops to help with the professional development of your small business skills.  Call or email for an appointment.

Randy Rudasics
Manager, Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center
970-870-4491
rrudasics@coloradomtn.edu

 

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Upcoming Events

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Workshops
Questions? Contact Randy Rudasics, 970-870-4491 or email rrudasics@coloradomtn.edu.

How to Write a Business Plan
February 10, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Colorado Mountain College
1275 Crawford Ave, Room 302, Steamboat Springs, CO
Instructor: Randy Rudasics/CMC

Pivot Your Business Online
February 23, 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Colorado Mountain College
1275 Crawford Ave, Room 213, Steamboat Springs, CO
Instructor: Kayleen Cohen/Mtn Dog Media

Exceptional Customer Service
March 24, 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Craig Chamber of Commerce
775 Yampa Avenue, Craig, CO
Instructor: Randy Rudasics/CMC

Planning a New Business
April 7, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Craig Chamber of Commerce
775 Yampa Avenue, Craig, CO
Instructor: Randy Rudasics/CMC

Planning a New Business Startup
May 25, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Colorado Mountain College
1275 Crawford Ave, Room 302, Steamboat Springs, CO
Instructor: Randy Rudasics/CMC

 

Human Resources for a Small Business
April 6, 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Craig Chamber of Commerce
775 Yampa Avenue, Craig, CO
Instructor: Tina Harkness/Employers Council

Marketing Your Business with Social Media
May 11, 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Craig Chamber of Commerce
775 Yampa Avenue, Craig, CO
Instructor: Kayleen Cohen/Mtn Dog Media

 

Small Business Resources for our rural mountain community

There are many emerging tools to assist prospective and existing small business owners and managers deal with the challenges they face.  The following web sites offer tools, learning modules and seminars, experiences of other entrepreneurs and connections to mentors. The following sites are regional in focus and serve our Colorado mountain communities.

National and state web sites for small business support organizations also offer information and tools to improve your skill set and move forward with a business opportunity.

Do you need to build a web site on a tight budget?  Here are three options for “home grown” web sites that can get your information out there.

In Routt County, stay up to date on the business environment, network for clients and friends and get engaged with professional development opportunities through the Steamboat Springs Chamber:

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 us.

Learn

Colorado Mountain College degree programs: www.coloradomtn.edu/programs

Seminars and workshops:

  • New Business Planning
  • Business Plan Writing
  • Small Business Skills Development Seminars
  •  Finance and Marketing Workshops

Extensive entrepreneurial library

Start

Mentoring and counseling with Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center

  • Free, confidential and individualized
  • Online resource tools, seminars and workshops on business planning

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

Grow

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:

www.steamboatchamber.com/economic-development

Thank you to our sponsors!