Business Resources / Resources for Entrepreneurs



  1. Read the Colorado Business Resource Book
  2. You should register with the Secretary of State
  3. You should get a Federal EIN #
  4. If you have employees, it is recommended to set up a wage withholding accountand unemployment insurance tax
  5. To view information about Colorado taxes, check out the tax and legal information here
  6. If you cannot get in touch with the Department of Revenue, you may reach them through this form here
  7. Colorado does not have a general business license, but there are licensing requirements based on industry
  8. Make sure to check with your local city and county for any licensing, permit or tax requirements
  9. Colorado Business Express is a quick and easy way to register your business with both the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and the Colorado Department of Revenue
  10. Register for a workshop or sign up for a one-on-one consulting session with theColorado Small Business Development Center

MyBizColorado provides single path for business start-ups

Coloradans starting a  new business now have a simplified, more efficient way to register a business and obtain state licenses and registrations. MyBizColorado ( provides a single path to interact with multiple state agencies, cutting red tape and expediting the process for a business start-up. The site is designed to provide a user-friendly, streamlined experience to deal with multiple agencies on essential business start-up activities. 


♦ Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center

♦ Grand Enterprise Initiative

Aspen Entrepreneurs and Investors Network

♦ Colorado Mountain College – Entrepreneurship Program

Networking Groups:

Co-Working Spaces in the Region:

Eagle County: BaseCamp – Vail Leadership Institute
The BaseCamp facility is a work space of the Vail Leadership Institute.  This co-working facility combines people, thinking and resources in a collaborative environment with the goal of boosting the performance of individuals and organizations.

Elevate CoSpace – ELEVATE coSPACE gives startups, entrepreneurs, business owners, students, corporate workers and visitors to the mountain resort communities a new place to work and gather. In a new way.

Evo 3 Workspace – We are a community of people who could work from anywhere but choose to work together, more productively, sharing resources. We are more than just a reason to leave the home offices and coffee shops behind. What makes more sense for creative thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and freelancers is this: innovation and growth are more likely to come from collaboration and the free flow and sharing of ideas, not from lone efforts.

River CoWorks – sits on the banks of the gold-medal Fryingpan River in Basalt, CO, twenty minutes from Aspen. The site is serene yet vibrant. WiFi, conference room, copier, fax, scanner and mailing services are available. Options include a private work station or flexible open work stations.

SimpatiCOWorking – located in Eagle, Colorado is a solution to the problem of workplace isolation faced by many independent, freelance, and telecommuting workers.It offers a low-cost and flexible business presence, in connection and collaboration with others, in a community of innovation, ideas, and talent. simpatiCOWORKING is the future face of entrepreneurship in our community.

♦ Rockies Venture Club

Rockies Venture Club is the oldest, longest running angel investing group in the USA. For over 29 years, Colorado has looked to the Rockies Venture Club to connect investors, service providers, and entrepreneurs.

10 Keys to Economic Success Booklet: Growing Entrepreneurial Communities
By the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship.  This booklet features the keys to local economic development success and explores resources that can help your community master these important building blocks. Today, more than ever, communities are seeking insight and answers that will help them achieve economic prosperity.




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