Welcome to the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center

Yampa Valley SCORE Business Plan Competition 2018

Hosted by Colorado Mountain College
Sponsored by Startup Colorado

Reminder: Entries to the 2018 Community Business Plan competition are due no later than 5:00 pm on October 1, 2018.  Please ensure you also sign and date the rules and judging criteria documents and turn them in at or before October 1st.

Bring your great idea to the marketplace!  Submit your business play by October 1, 2018.    Cash prizes for the top two plans: $6,000.00 1st place and $4,000.00 second place. Business plans and presentations are judged by Yampa Valley SCORE business counselors.

See Complete Description and Rules

Upcoming Seminars:

Building a Culture of Customer Service
Thursday, November 1, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 pm

This workshop will include: Building relationships that last, defining extraordinary customer service, using technology to build a customer relationship, Relationship Management system (CRM), psychological influences on customers, social influences on customers, net promoter score and fixing negative reviews and feedback.  Please join us for a lively discussion.

To register, please call 970-870-4491 or email rrudasics@coloradomtn.edu

How to Start a Business
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Learn what it takes to start a business.  Topics include identifying target markets, determining the value of your product or service, sales and expense projections, financing, and the work, risk and challenges of running your own business.
Seminar will take place in the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center conference room #127, located on the first floor of the Academic Center.

Need Office Space?

The Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center will have an office opening on December 1, 2018. This office is $300 per month 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

Thank you to our sponsors!