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Southwest Colorado SBDC

Southwest Colorado SBDC

Southwest Colorado SBDC offers a plethora of resources, trainings, workshops, and no-cost consultations to help small businesses in the region obtain optimal success.

Southwest Colorado SBDC
1000 Rim Drive
FLC Education & Business Hall, Room 140
Durango, CO 81301
Today's Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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No-Cost Consulting

Since the early 90’s, the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been helping local businesses navigate startup logistics, develop marketing strategies, address bookkeeping questions, strategize for growth opportunities and locating vital resources for business success. The SBDC offers no-cost, confidential consulting with business experts who specialize in multiple areas such as business planning, finance, marketing, HR, growth strategies, non-profits, and more. The SBDC consultants have a wide breadth of knowledge and background  and are located throughout the region to make their services accessible across the five counties of SW Colorado. Request an initial and confidential appointment with this form to get started on your path to business success.

Trainings and Workshops

The SW Colorado SBDC offers multiple business trainings and workshops at either low cost or free of charge. By coordinating with local organizations such as the Durango Chamber of Commerce and Region 9 Economic Development District, the SBDC ensures that they offer programs that are directly beneficial to the businesses they serve. Signature workshops include Starting Your Business, Introduction to QuickBooks and Social Media Marketing. Their intensive business planning course, Leading Edge, gives entrepreneurs comprehensive training on starting and operating a small business. Other statewide programs like TechSourceConnect2Dot, and the Small Business Conference offer specialized trainings and resources to help entrepreneurs and small business owners build for success.

Toolbox for Resources

With an extensive list of resources, the SBDC has diverse assets to help get you on the right path. As part of the nationally accredited Colorado SBDC Network, The Southwest Colorado SBDC coordinates with SBDC Centers across the state of Colorado to leverage expertise and programs for our region. The team at the SBDC is also integrated locally with multiple chambers, economic districts, and the local business community to assist clients find the best path to success.

How to Get Involved

Looking for questions on how to further develop your startup business plan? Interested in growth strategies and social media marketing? Maybe you are searching for someone off whom to bounce ideas and fledge out a plan. The SW Colorado SBDC provides no-cost consultations for all of these questions and more. To get started with the SBDC complete this form; you will be contacted by the team to schedule a confidential consultation. To learn more about small business development, attend a training or a workshop to further your entrepreneurial spirit and knowledge.

Donate and Volunteer

To continuously grow the toolbox of experience and diversity, the SW Colorado SBDC is always looking for individuals with subject matter expertise and the ability to become a consultant or lead a workshop. As a part of the Enterprise Zone, the SBDC awards tax credits for sponsoring workshops, cash donations, as well as donations of professional services. If you are interested in consulting or trainings, contact Mary Shepherd at (970) 247-7611 or email her at shepherd_m@fortlewis.edu

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