Southern Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

 
General Information
Description of AgencyThe 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.

The CSBDC has locations around the state with a team of business experts ready to help you create and retain jobs, secure loans, increase sales, win government contracts, obtain certifications and more.

The SBDC combines information and resources from federal, state and local governments with those of the education system and private sector to meet the specialized and complex needs of the small business community. Consulting experts work in partnership to provide entrepreneurs with crucial information that can mean the difference between success and failure. Our vision is to be the premier, trusted choice of Colorado businesses for consulting, training and resources.
MissionOur Mission
The mission of the Colorado SBDC Network is to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper.

Our Vision
The vision of the Colorado SBDC Network is to be the premier, trusted choice of Colorado businesses for consulting, training and resources
HistoryThe SBDC program is the federal government's largest and most successful management and technical assistance program for small businesses. It is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and America's Small Business Development Center Network (ASBDC), which boasts approximately 1,000 full-time service centers operating on an overall budget of roughly $230 million, with more than half of that budget resulting from cash and in-kind dollars from the program's many funding partners, including state and local governments, institutions of higher learning, private enterprise and local nonprofit economic development programs. The ASBDC provides services to more clients annually than all other SBA programs combined.

As early as the 1940s, legislation was introduced in Congress to establish university-based extension services. By 1953, Congress had created the SBA. This action reflected awareness at the federal level of the importance of small business to the nation's economy and the need for federal government involvement in fostering a climate in which small businesses could flourish.

The first SBDC programs were funded in the 1970s. The Colorado SBDC came into existence in 1987 and was hosted by the Community Colleges of Colorado until 1989. In 1989, the Governor's Office of
Business Development (now the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade) took over the program and is still the current host.

The Colorado SBDC Network now consists of 14 full-time centers and more than 50 part-time satellite offices across the state.
LocationPueblo County
Intake ProcedurePlease contact the SBDC for more information
Agency TypeGovernment - State
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
 
Availability
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
Contact Information
Contact's Phone719-549-3224
Contact's Emailsbdc@pueblocc.edu
Physical Site Address 1121 W. City Center Drive
Physical Site City, State, ZipPueblo, CO 81003
Mailing Address 1121 W. City Center Drive
Mailing City, State, ZipPueblo, CO 81003
Main Phone719-549-3224
Fax970-247-7205
Emailsbdc@pueblocc.edu
Web Addresshttp://www.southerncoloradosbdc.org/
 
Director Information
Director's NameCaroline Trani
Director's PositionDirector
Director's Phone719-549-3224
 
Additional Information
Date Agency EnteredAug 2011
SourcePueblo
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Southern Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Affiliated Programs: Southeast Colorado Small Business Development Center - La Junta
Southern Colorado Small Business Development Center - Pueblo
Affiliated Services: Southeast Colorado Small Business Development Center - La Junta
Southeast Colorado Small Business Development Center - Ordway Satellite Office
Southeast Colorado Small Business Development Center - Rocky Ford Satellite Office
Southern Colorado Small Business Development Center - Canon City Satellite Office
Southern Colorado Small Business Development Center - Pueblo
Southern Colorado Small Business Development Center - Westcliffe Satellite Office