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Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center relocates to 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, networked Xerox copier and scanner, fully furnished spaces, ample parking, access to meeting rooms, an outdoor picnic area and, post COVID 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 from an accredited SCORE mentor 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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Business Plans: Smart Planning for a Start Up
Date: June 17, 2021
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Colorado Mountain College
Academic Center, Room SB 213
Writing a business plan can be daunting. Where do you start, who is it for and what are they looking for?
How long should it be, What kind of forecasts are needed?
Topics to be covered include:
• Customer demographics
• Required sections of a plan and length of each
• Content guidelines for each section
• Building financial forecasts
• Web tools for business plan development
• Local resources for assistance
• Review 2021 Community Business Plan rules and judging criteria
Randy Rudasics, 970-870-4491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Small business resources for our rural mountain community
Our affiliation with SCORE, a service program of the U.S. Small Business Administration allows for accredited business counselors in NW Colorado. Their website has wonderful tools for business planning and problem solving. Check out:
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:
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:
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 periodically as new information is received.
We offer business counseling and coaching to discuss the challenges you are facing. Please check out the resources below for assistance.
Key Websites and Links for Disaster Loan Assistance and Small Business Support
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):
Regional SBDC support page. Similar information to state SBDC and national SBA site plus more:
US Chamber of Commerce
Coronavirus Emergency Loans and Small Business Guides and Checklists:
US Small Business Administration Resources:
Local information plus state and national employer and employee information:
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:
Colorado Mountain College degree programs: www.coloradomtn.edu/programs
Seminars and workshops:
- New Business Planning
- Business Plan Development
- Small Business Skills Development Seminars (Success Steps)
- Finance and Marketing Workshops for Small Business
Extensive entrepreneurial library
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
- Accountants and Bookkeepers
- Design and Web Development professionals
- Social Media and Marketing professionals
Information on regional lending options
- Small Business Administration loans
- USDA lending programs
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:
Why should you start your business here?
Contemporary private offices and large cubicles
High-speed, fiber-optic internet
Shared office equipment
Private meeting rooms
Flexible, low risk rental arrangements
Mentoring with SCORE business counselors
Use of training/seminar room
Assistance with community networking
Collaborative culture of entrepreneurship