State launches online portal for small business
The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network has announced the launch of an online portal — the Colorado Resource Gateway — to connect businesses to local, state, federal and nonprofit resources across the state.
The portal is designed to link businesses to relevant resources based on the business life cycle stage, type of assistance sought, and geographic area.
“There are many resources around the state left untapped by business owners,” state network Director Kelly Manning said in a news release. “The database quickly shows them resources available to them including incubators, technology transfer centers, local permit offices, and community development organizations.
“We can quickly connect owners to those resources, no matter what stage of business — start-up, growth, or mature,” she said.
The Resource Gateway stems from The Colorado Resource Guide Book, a comprehensive business start-up guide that utilizes the business life cycle stage as a way to quickly orient business owners to the resources most relevant to their stage of growth.
Organizations can apply to be included in the Resource Gateway through the state website.
Colorado Small Business Development Center is a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The network includes 14 full-time centers and more than 50 part-time satellite offices across the state.
Go to http://www.coloradosbdc.org/resources/resource-gateway to use the new database.