Resources for Businesses and Start-Ups

Start a business 

Visit the U.S. Small Business Administration's Colorado office for assistance in starting, growing or operating your small business. Since its founding in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

Register your business

Colorado Business Express is a quick and easy way to register a business with Colorado Department of Revenue and/or Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and guides you through the process of filing for a sales tax license, wage withholding account, and/or unemployment insurance account. It also provides a new business toolbox.

Move your business to Colorado

Whether you are looking for access to capital, an educated and highly skilled workforce, low taxes and business costs, or a fair and accessible regulatory environment, Colorado has one of the nation’s best business climates.

The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network provides free, confidential and expert business consulting tailored to your needs.

Colorado Business Resource book

Browse this online business start-up guide from the SBDC.  

Business names and trademarks

Search the Colorado Secretary of State database of business organizations, names and trademarks.

Key industries in Colorado

Explore our state's major industries.

Business funding and incentives 

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade offers information and resources tax incentives, funding programs and other start-up support services. 

Make sure you're licensed

If you require a license for your profession, occupation or industry, but not sure where to go to apply, visit What We Regulate on DORA's website. Or, if it's not listed under DORA, search Other Licenses & Regulatory Resources.

Contact DORA

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
1560 Broadway, Suite 110
Denver, CO 80202