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:

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 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

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

Federal Disaster Loans for Business and Private not for profits

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):

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:

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:

New Business Planning Webinar|
Below is a link to a New Business Planning webinar I offered a in late May. This is similar to past in person seminars offered at the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center. If you are considering moving forward with a new business, this 90 minute program is worth watching. The webinar is oriented to those who have not previously had any experience running a small business.
The presentation slides and referenced spreadsheets (sales forecast, startup expense worksheet and profit and loss spreadsheet) are available to be emailed to you at your convenience. Just drop me a quick note at: rrudasics@coloradomtn.edu
This free webinar is designed to be a starting point in planning a new business by asking questions that likely need to be answered. Upon reviewing this material, the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center team of mentors from SCORE will help you work through the next steps in developing your plan. Please reach out when you have further questions or for advice is needed.
To register click here, then check the Free-Online Courses box, select Business Classes, then COVID: New Business Planning

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


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:


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

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