Join us at The Linden Street Celebration!

Join us on September 16th, from 4:00pm – 8:00pm to celebrate the completion of the Linden Street project with a block styled party! Come enjoy the showcasing of the street design while supporting our local small businesses. 

Become an Effective Colorado Contractor

The Contractor Academy at Front Range Community College has developed specific courses to help you develop your contracting business. You will learn from experts in the areas of accounting, operations, project cost and management, contracts, human resources and business development.

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2022 NOCO Women's Small Business Conference

Join us on October 13 to celebrate the Unstoppable Women Entrepreneurs of Northern Colorado. We are excited to bring you a day of discovery and connection as the NOCO Women’s Small Business Conference returns for 2022. Listen to 32 + inspirational women presenters explore what makes an entrepreneur unstoppable.

 

Early Bird registration wraps up on September 22nd, so register now!

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Things to Know & Upcoming Events

·        Colorado Climber Loan Fund now providing eligible small businesses with working capital loans between $30,000 - $500,000.  

·        WorkLife Partnership’s Small Dollar Loans Program is an efficient, cost-effective, low-risk alternative to payroll advances and employee loan programs.

·        Skill Advance Colorado Job Training Grant helps businesses and nonprofits create customized job training for employees through industry customized job training reimbursement grants.

·        OEDIT Business Foundations Technical Assistance Grant Program provides technical assistance and small grants to Colorado small businesses to help businesses legally establish themselves.

·        COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Payments were automatically deferred for 30 months from the date of the Note. SBA began approving COVID EIDL applications in Spring 2020. This means we are rapidly approaching the end of the deferment period for those early loans. Business Owners should start preparing to make payments.

·        Hire A Veteran - Hiring candidates who fit your job needs can be difficult, but have you ever considered targeting your search to veterans? Veteran job seekers are frequently overlooked and underrepresented, but are often the strongest of candidates already highly specialized in many areas. Receive a Tax Credit: The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is available when hiring qualified veterans and can reduce employer federal tax liability by as much as $2,400 to $9,600 per new hire.

Check out ForFortCollins.com for tools and resources created to help your business reopen safely and strongly while gaining support from loyal customers and community members.

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Fort Collins, CO 80521