Below are useful resources to help you along your entrepreneurial journey.

Resources To Help You Succeed

The City & County of Denver

Start here to learn how to do business with the City and County of Denver.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

The DBE Program is a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) program that seeks to ensure nondiscrimination in, and create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for, USDOT-assisted contracts.

Department of Commerce 

The Commerce Department’s mission is to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity by promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, competitiveness and stewardship.

Department of Labor: Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA’s mission is to assure the safety and health of America’s workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

Department of Agriculture – Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

The mission of the OSDBU is to provide maximum opportunities for small businesses to participate in USDA contracting activities by establishing and attaining small disadvantaged business program goals.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

SCORE is a nonprofit organization that is federally supported to provide free business mentoring and low-cost training to aspiring and existing business owners.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

The mission of the SBA is to maintain and to strengthen the nation’s economy by enabling the establishment and viability of small businesses and by assisting in the economic recovery of communities after disasters.

Social Security Administration (SSA)

The Social Security Administration is the nation’s primary income security agency. It pays retirement, disability and survivors benefits to workers and their families, administers the Supplemental Security Income program, and issues Social Security numbers.

Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC)

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (CSBDC) is dedicated to helping existing and new businesses grow and prosper in Colorado by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training programs.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

The department administers a variety of federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions, a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay, freedom from employment discrimination, unemployment insurance and other income support.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The mission of the EEOC is to eradicate employment discrimination in the workplace.

U.S. Tax Court

Congress created the Tax Court to provide a judicial forum in which affected persons could dispute tax deficiencies determined by the commissioner of Internal Revenue prior to payment of the disputed amounts.

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CDOT Business Center

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) exists to ensure that Colorado has a safe and efficient highway system by building and maintaining interstates, U.S. highways and state highways.


Connect2DOT is an innovative program partnership between the Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), designed to help small businesses in the transportation industry become more competitive and successful in bidding and contracting with CDOT and other local transportation agencies.

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