Resource Library

Resources for Business Owners

  • Whether you're just starting out, or a solo-preneur who needs a work space, The Commons on Champa is here to support you in your entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • A pro-age membership community helping 40+ women build successful businesses and careers at 40+ and 50+. 

  • TARRA connects a vast network of passionate humans—women, women-identified, non-binary, and male allies— together through a professional network, private office, membership work club.

Economic Development

  • Procurement in Colorado is decentralized, which means that most State agencies are delegated to conduct their own solicitations. Businesses wanting to sell goods or services to State government must promote themselves to individual State agencies and actively search for opportunities on ColoradoVSS and other solicitation websites. The State Purchasing & Contracts Office has developed ACCESSColorado as a resource to help guide active and prospective suppliers through the procurement process.  

  • Colorado Enterprise Fund

    Our Mission: To accelerate community prosperity by financing and supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses.

  • There's something special about the people who chose Colorado. At the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, we're here to show you why Colorado is the right choice for your business and your life.

  • Whether you're just starting out, or a solo-preneur who needs a work space, The Commons on Champa is here to support you in your entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • Denver Economic Development & Opportunity works to ensure an inclusive and innovative economy for all Denver residents, businesses, and neighborhoods.

  • The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) is the nation's first regional economic development entity, bringing together the entire nine-county Metro Denver and Northern Colorado region to promote and support the mutual growth of our region's talent and businesses, while also recruiting new talent and new business to join us living a prosperous and elevated life.

  • TARRA connects a vast network of passionate humans—women, women-identified, non-binary, and male allies— together through a professional network, private office, membership work club.

Women in Business/Minority and Women Business Certification

  • Our mission is to fuel economic growth globally by identifying, certifying, and facilitating the development of women-owned businesses.

  • WBEC-West is a regional partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a coalition of corporations, WBEs and regionally focused women's business organizations. As an affiliate organization, WBEC-West implements the certification standards of WBENC throughout Arizona, Colorado, Southern California, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada,Hawaii and Guam.

  • Denver Economic Development & Opportunity works to ensure an inclusive and innovative economy for all Denver residents, businesses, and neighborhoods.

  • The mission of the Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council is to provide Corporate America and Government entities with greater access to the goods and services of Minority-owned business in order to develop lasting and mutually beneficial business relationships.

  • The unified voice of over 10 million women-owned businesses in the United States representing the fastest-growing segment of the economy.

Policy & Research

  • We win economic equity for all women and eliminate barriers to their full participation in society. As a leading national think tank, IWPR builds evidence to shape policies that grow women’s power and influence, close inequality gaps, and improve the economic well-being of families. 

  • The Impact of Gender and Racial Inequality On Women Workers Report

  • The Women’s Leadership Foundation was legally formed in 2002 by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. It was re-constituted in 2011 with a focus of launching its flagship Boardbound program in 2012. This is a great site for stats on women serving on boards of directors.