Welcome to the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center

Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center at Honey Stinger Corporate Offices

Effective September 1, 2020, the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center (YVEC) including the incubator office spaces, have relocated to the business offices of Honey Stinger at the Steamboat Springs Airport on Routt County Road 129 two miles north of Highway 40.

Honey Stinger has generously donated a large loft space that includes offices and several spacious cubicles to allow the YVEC to continue to serve the community as a business incubator and host for relocating office based businesses to Routt County.  This donation is part of a larger partnership between Honey Stinger and Colorado Mountain College that will cross several services areas.

The amenities of the new space include high speed internet,  Xerox copier and scanner, fully furnished spaces, ample parking, access to meeting rooms, an outdoor picnic area and, access to kitchen facilities.  As the west side continues to emerge food service and retail will grow. There are several restaurants nearby, and hiking and gravel road biking options in the area are good.

Rent for an office in this space starts at $375 per month and $300 per month for the large cubicles based upon a one year contract.  Short term rental options are available.  Proof of insurance and a liability release/confidentially document are required.  Incubator spaces at the YVEC include proactive business support and numerous connections to business professionals in the community that can help you move forward.  For a tour, call 970-870-4491.

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Upcoming Events

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

Pivot Your Business Online
October 13, 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Craig Chamber of Commerce
775 Yampa Avenue, Craig, CO
Instructor: Kayleen Cohen
Register / Pivot Your Business Online

Extraordinary Customer Service
October 28, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Colorado Mountain College
1275 Crawford Ave, Room 209, Steamboat Springs, CO
Instructor: Randy Rudasics/CMC
Hybrid (Offered online and in-person)

Human Resources for a Small Company
November 18,12:00 to 1:30 PM
Colorado Mountain College
1275 Crawford Ave, Room 209, Steamboat Springs, CO
Instructor: Tina Harkness, Employers Council
Hybrid (Offered online and in-person)

How to Write a Business Plan
December 8, 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Craig Chamber of Commerce
775 Yampa Avenue, Craig, CO
Instructor: Randy Rudasics/CMC

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:

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

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

Business Incubator co-work space tailored to office-based small businesses

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

Why should you start your business here?

Contemporary private offices and large cubicles
Fully furnished
High-speed, fiber-optic internet
Shared office equipment
Convenient kitchenette
Private meeting rooms
Flexible, low risk rental arrangements
Mentoring business counselors
Use of training/seminar room
Assistance with community networking
Collaborative culture of entrepreneurship

Thank you to our sponsors!