Welcome to the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center

Upcoming Seminars:

Financial Statements for Small Businesses
1/15/20, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Seminar takes place in conference room 127 located in the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center on the first floor of the Academic Center, 1275 Crawford Avenue
Free seminar, please register by calling 970-870-4491

Learn how to keep score of the health of your small business. The numbers on your financial statement identify strengths and weaknesses that affect your ability to serve customers and make a good living.
We will focus on the Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement while introducing the Statement of Cash Flow. Trends, rations, margins, and comparing them over different years can shed light on the path your business is taking. Well organized financials add value to a business and help lenders say yes when an entrepreneur needs to borrow money. They are critically important when trying to sell a business as well.

For questions, contact Randy Rudasics at 970-870-4491 or rrudasics@coloradomtn.edu

First Steps Seminar: Small Business Start Up
1/29/20, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Seminar takes place in conference room 127 located in the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center on the first floor of the Academic Center, 1275 Crawford Avenue
Free seminar, please register by calling 970-870-4491

Assess your own strengths and weaknesses as a business owner. Learn how to analyze the potential for your business. Where do you find good data?  This program is designed for people who have not yet started a business.

You will learn how to answer these questions:

  • Who are my customers, why do they want/need my product/service and how many are out there?
  • How do I build a revenue/sales forecast?
  • How much money will you need to start your business and how to build a monthly expense budget? What is the forecast for profit/loss my first two years?
  • What are the sources for funding your business and what do they require?
  • What resources are available to help you with the planning process?

If you have questions about this seminar, please call Randy Rudasics, Manager of the Colorado Mountain College Small Business Resource Center at 870-4491.

Need 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

Thank you to our sponsors!