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Connect2Capital Small Business Loans
Connect2Capital can help match you with trustworthy, mission-driven lenders who share your passion for helping businesses and communities thrive. Our lenders will be transparent and upfront about any fees and interest rates, and will never trap you in complex, predatory loans. You can look forward to affordable rates, fast funding, and longer terms for lower, more comfortable payments. There’s no better way to position you for business and financial success—whatever your needs may be.Read More
Search for job opportunities. Encourages connecting to your local workforce center.Read More
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)
To keep up to date on when these programs become available, please stay in contact with your local Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office, which you can locate here.
Struggling to get started? The following questions might help point you in the right direction. Do you need:Read More
– Capital to cover the cost of retaining employees? Then the Paycheck Protection Program might be right for you.
– A quick infusion of a smaller amount of cash to cover you right now? You might want to look into an Emergency Economic Injury Grant.
– To ease your fears about keeping up with payments on your current or potential SBA loan? The Small Business Debt Relief Program could help.
– Just some quality, free counseling to help you navigate this uncertain economic time? The resource partners might be your best bet.
COventure Forward – Small Business & Entrepreneur Mentorship Program
Our mission is to help entrepreneurs discover quality mentorship to help them navigate through the economic turbulence generated by the COVID-19 crisis, and come out the other side stronger as both individuals and a collective community.Read More
COVID-19 TESTING at Good Day PharmacyRead More
COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs
U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made available a host of resources to provide guidance and answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to the COVID-19 related tax credits required for paid leave policies provided by small and midsize businesses.Read More
CRAFT Mentor Program
Colorado Rural Academy for Tourism (CRAFT) Mentor provides up to 50 free hours of mentoring for organizations or businesses wishing to advance a specific tourism-related goal or strategy. CRAFT Mentor exists to stimulate the development of high-quality cultural, heritage, agricultural and outdoor adventure tourism experiences for travelers in Colorado.Read More
Duration: 50-hour timeframe determined by participant and mentor. Recommended for: Organizations, nonprofits, tourism-related businesses.
Credit Card Issuers Customer Assistance in Response to Coronavirus
As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to incite global economic fears and threaten public health, credit card issuers are beginning to roll out assistance programs for cardholders who may be financially affected by the outbreak. And as more cardholders’ wallets across the country are affected, whether by a decline in business, reduced work schedules or other limitations to income, banks are responding by implementing assistance programs. These programs can both help you remain in good standing with your issuer in the short-term and safeguard your credit score from long-lasting effects. Issuer assistance updates from American Express, Bank of America, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, Citi, Discover, Fifth Third Bank, Goldman Sachs (Apple Card), Navy Federal, Synchrony, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo.Read More
Disaster Help Desk for BusinessRead More
Downtown Fort Collins Business Association
Bring Old Town home with just a few convenient clicks or a quick phone call! Scroll below to shop Old Town’s online storefronts, place an order for at-home delivery or curbside pick-up, or to purchase a gift card directly from your favorite local business that will directly benefit their bottom line. This full-service guide and digital billboard for downtown business operations will be updated in real-time as information is made available. Please email the DBA Staff at Info@DowntownFortCollins.com to include your business or if you know of a business that should be featuredRead More
Downtown Fort Collins Creative District
Resource connections and education for creative businesses, artists, cultural non profits and fans of the arts. They also offer marketing of creative industry offerings in Downtown Fort Collins as a state certified Creative District.Read More
DreamSpring (formerly Accion)
Small business loans, and payment relief – term loans from $300-$250,000.
DreamSpring secured additional funding for SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and has been able to reserve PPP funds for 7 businesses in Fort Collins totaling $392,202, representing 78 jobs. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and funding is expected to go quickly. To ensure we can evaluate your loan request in a timely manner, we encourage you to apply for funding immediately.Read More
Early Childhood Council of Larimer County
Provides a summary of information concerning child care COVID-19 resources.Read More
East Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Business Information & COVID 19 resources. Can also provide free, trusted assistance to submit the applications of the CARES Act program.Read More
Eddie Roberts Payback Musicians Emergency Relief Fund
The Payback 501(c)(3) has partnered with The Sound Mind Collective and Color Red Music to establish a Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund in support of musicians facing economic hardships as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund provides an opportunity for live music supporters to contribute directly towards the financial stability of performing artists who may not be able to meet basic needs as cancellations increase. Eligible applicants will receive microgrants ranging from $100-$500 to cover housing, food, medical care and other necessities. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.Read More
Employee Retention Tax Credit Guide
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created a new employee retention tax credit for employers who are closed, partially closed, or experiencing significant revenue losses as a result of COVID-19.Read More
Employer Questionnaire: Report Refusal of Suitable Work
Employer: Complete this form if you have offered work to an individual who is receiving unemployment benefits, and that person turned down the offer of work.Read More
Employer’s Guide to Pandemics Conference: 2020 and Beyond
This virtual conference experience will provide attendees with cutting edge updates on the lessons employers have learned from the COVID-19 crisis, insights into the unexpected opportunities that have been uncovered for workers and employers alike, and the tools businesses will need to rebuild their workplaces and prepare for the post-pandemic future.Read More
Employers Council Coronavirus Resources
Providing useful information for employers struggling to effectively operate during the Coronavirus crisis. We are offering this free of charge to help support the communities we serve.Read More
Employers Council Pandemic Conference Replay
Here’s your two week access to the Employers Council Pandemic Conference recording!
You’ll have access until June 5, 11:59 PM
About the Conference
This virtual conference provided employers with important updates about the lessons other employers have learned from the COVID-19 crisis, insights into the unexpected opportunities that have been uncovered for workers and employers alike, and the tools businesses will need to rebuild their workplaces and to prepare for the post-pandemic future.
Full list of topics included:
Coronavirus, a Retrospective
You Participated in Federal Programs… Now What?
How COVID-19 Changed the Human Resource Profession
Rebuilding the Workplace During the Pandemic and Beyond
Reconnecting in the Face of Ambiguity: The Four Foundations for Organizations to Thrive
Preparing for the Next Wave: What to Do When This Happens Again
Presenters and Panelists:
Through a combination of digital presentations and panels, the Council’s expert presenters offered their insights on what they’ve learned and how to move forward in the coming months.
Due to COVID-19, downtown businesses are facing a rapidly changing environment as employers. Employers Council is providing free resources to businesses who are not their current members. Please Click Here to access free webinars, guides, and other important informationRead More
Essential COVID-19 Real Estate tips for Associations
Help association tenants successfully address a range of other real estate issues and concerns.Read More
Estes Park Chamber of Commerce
Connects businesses to Town of Estes Park COVID 19 business resources.Read More
Event Response and Business Recovery
A four-part webinar series and a comprehensive checklist to prepare you for whatever unexpected events your company may face in the future.Read More
Existing SBA Loan
Small Business SupportRead More
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Offering $100M in grants. Announced – Grants for small businesses in “countries where Facebook operates” website has “sign up for updates”Read More
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and AnswersRead More
FAQs: Employee Exemptions and Required Employer Accommodations
Employees and employers need to know about employee exemptions and required employer accommodations (particularly for employees with health concerns or family responsibilities) that have been mandated through state executive orders and federal legislationRead More
FC Lean is extending their services to the community at no cost. Their “Process Builder” product can assist with anRead More
organization or business’ response to COVID-19 and its impact on work environments and procedures
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Forest Business Loan Fund
The Forest Business Loan Fund (FBLF), established by Colorado House Bill 09-1199 (HB-1199), provides lending capital to businesses that “harvest, remove, use, and market beetle-killed and other timber taken from private, federal, state, county, or municipal forestlands as part of wildfire risk reduction or fuels mitigation treatment.”
The purpose of the FBLF is to help retain forest-based businesses, maintain and/or increase local jobs, and contribute to the stability of local economies.Read More
Fort Collins Actualizaciones de Negocios del COVID-19 – Spanish Business NewsletterRead More
Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce
Posting State and County business resources.Read More
Fort Collins COVID-19 Business Newsletter
In an effort to provide you with the most up-to-date information, the City of Fort Collins Economic Health Office will be sending a weekly update every Friday. To receive the weekly newsletter, please visit fcgov.com/business and subscribe to ‘COVID-19 Business Update’ on the green box on the right side of the webpage.Read More
Fort Collins Economic Health Office
Hub of Business and Financial resourcesRead More
Fort Collins Emergency Preparedness & SecurityRead More
Fort Collins Expanded Outdoor Dining Areas During COVID-19 RecoveryRead More
Fort Collins Face Covering OrderRead More
Foundation of Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. For as long as our Board of Directors determines it is necessary and prudent to do so, the Foundation will disburse one-time $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.
Artists making work of a contemporary, experimental nature. Artists who can demonstrate that they have had an engagement canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must be individual artists, or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. (Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply.). Must be living in the United States or U.S. territories and have a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other).Read More
Free De-Escalation Training for Businesses Operating During COVID-19Read More
Funding Circle Small Business SBA 7(a) Loans
We know how diverse small businesses can be and we will help build a unique loan solution around your needs. We work with Preferred SBA Lenders offering in– house approvals and accelerated processing give you fast answers and even faster closings. SBA 7(a) LoanRead More
Getting Started in E-Commerce Webinar
Free webinar to take your business online.Read More
Gobernador Jared Polis – Página de Facebook en españolRead More
Google Ad credits for Small and Medium-sized Businesses
We want to help alleviate some of the cost for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to stay in touch with their customers during this challenging time. That’s why we’re giving our SMBs worldwide $340 million in ad credits, which can be used at any point until the end of 2020 across our Google Ads platforms. SMBs who have been active advertisers since the beginning of 2019 will see a credit notification appear in their Google Ads account in the coming months. This is part of a larger commitment from Google to support SMBs, health organizations and governments, and health workers on the frontline of this global pandemic.
This page provides additional information and will be periodically updated. As an additional resource to help you manage your business through uncertainty please visit the Google for Small Business site.Read More
Greeley Area Business Recovery Fund
A short term grant program to assist local businesses hardest hit during the current crisis and offer immediate relief.Read More
Greeley Community Development Fund
The Greeley Community Development Fund assists with the financial needs of companies expanding in or locating to the City of Greeley. The Weld/Larimer Revolving Loan Fund, the City of Greeley, commercial banks in Greeley and the Hispanic Loan Program have joined together to provide the initial funding for this loan program. Short-term financing or loan guarantee for up to 45% of total project costs. Remaining project costs to be funded through banks, private investors or other loan programs. Minimum loan amount – $20,000. Maximum loan amount – $125,000. Maximum loan term – 5 years. Interest rates – negotiable based on the national prime rate. Use of Funds: business purchase, acquisition, improvement or expansion of borrower-occupied real estate, purchase of equipment, furniture, fixtures and machinery, working capital and inventory, re-financing of existing debt in some casesRead More
Greenline Ventures Emergency Microloan Program
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we established the Greenline Emergency Microloan Program (the “Program”) to provide much-needed funds to minority, women, or veteran-owned small businesses throughout Colorado that have been adversely impacted. Program Loans can be used in addition to the Paycheck Protection Program loans offered through the SBA. The goal of the Program is to enable disadvantaged small businesses to continue operations and retain/support employees through this challenging period of economic trouble and uncertainty. The Program will be administered by Greenline Community Development Fund LLC, an affiliate of Greenline that has been certified as a community development financial institution (CDFI) by the U.S. Treasury Department. Loan Amount: Loans are available for $5,000 up to $25,000. Interest / Amortization: No interest and principal payments for the first six months, followed by 54 months of principal and interest payments utilizing a 2.00% interest rate and level amortization. Maturity: 60 months / 5 years. Fees: There are no fees whatsoever (application, origination, exit) or prepayment penalties.Read More
Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operations
Are you reopening a building after it was closed or infrequently accessed during the Stay-at-Home Order? Remember to flush the water lines using cold water. Stagnant water in pipes can grow harmful bacteria. The CDC has guidance for ensuring water quality before reopening a business. Still Have Questions? Your water utility should be able to provide more information.Read More
Guidance Memo: XML File Submission Process for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Updated Guidance for lenders that have a large number of SBA-ready PPP loan applicationsRead More
Guide to the Main Street Lending Program
As a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Federal Reserve has created the Main Street Lending Program to provide a total of $600 billion in financing for small and medium-sized businesses.
While the program’s start date has yet to be announced, here’s what you need to know to check eligibility and get ready to apply.Read More
HelloAlice COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant
Hello Alice is offering $10,000 grants being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by coronavirus, as part of our broader mission to ensure Business for All. In addition to funding, grant recipients will receive ongoing support from the Hello Alice community.Read More