Welcome to the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center

Colorado Mountain College Back to Business
Colorado Mountain College has established a Back to Business program to offer free webinars on topics relevant to pandemic response and economic resiliency. This programming includes regular new offerings and recordings of previous webinars. Topics are varied from marketing, food safety, reopening challenges, QuickBooks, finance and many more. The Back to Business program also offers a connection to free business counseling through this link:
https://coloradomtn.edu/backtobusiness/

Looking for excellent business oriented content to deal with many of the challenges your facing? Here are two organizations offering regular newsletters that include video blogs and practical solutions oriented towards small business:
https://startupcolorado.org
https://smartbrief.com

Need to build or update your digital content or establish a new web site on a tight budget? Here are three options that will help you get the job done:
https://wix.com
https://constantcontact.com
https://wordpress.com

The Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center is committed to sharing up to date information on resources and emergency support for the Routt County small business community. This information will be updated weekly or more often as new information is shared with me.

We offer business counseling and coaching to discuss the challenges you are facing. Please check out the resources below for assistance.

Kindest regards,
Randall J Rudasics
Manager, Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center
O: 970.870.4491 / C: 970.819.2016
rrudasics@coloradomtn.edu

Key Websites and Links for Disaster Loan Assistance and Small Business Support

Federal Disaster Loans for Business and Private not for profits
https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/

COVID-19 Small Business Response page, program overview, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Small Business Emergency EIDL Grants, Small Business (SBA) Express Bridge Loan, Paycheck Protection Loans, Small Business Debt Relief Program (for existing SBA loans):
https://www.coloradosbdc.org

If  you received a Paycheck Protection Loan and would like a copy of the loan forgiveness application, please send me a quick note via email and I will forward to you.

Regional SBDC support page. Similar information to state SBDC and national SBA site plus more:
https://northwestsbdc.org/covid-19/

US Chamber of Commerce
Coronavirus Emergency Loans and Small Business Guides and Checklists:
http://www.uschamber.com

US Small Business Administration Resources:
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources#section-header-2

Local information plus state and national employer and employee information:
steamboatchamber.com

Office Space

The Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center offers office space with a one year agreement and reasonable cancellation options.  Enjoy a shared kitchenette, copier/printer, dining options and working with other entrepreneurs. Call for a tour and more information, 970-870-4491.

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
970-870-4491
rrudasics@coloradomtn.edu

Learn

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

Start

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

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.steamboatbiz.com

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!