Looking for guidance on opening or sustaining a business downtown? Connect with any of these resources to get started:
- Montrose Chamber of Commerce
- Montrose Economic Development Corporation
- Region 10 Business Resource
- Office of Business & Tourism
Other helpful resources
Some links to other websites that you may find useful to help you start your small business:
- Business.gov - Also called the U.S Business Advisor, this website is a one-stop link to all information and services the federal government provides for business.
- Bplans - This website offers a wealth of information about operating a small business including articles from real small business owners.
- State of Colorado - The State of Colorado's home page includes state agencies, state tax questions, employer forms, small business start up guide, and statistics on Colorado. Order the free business resource guide.
- Count-Me-In - Resources to help women get started in business.
- USDOC Export Portal - Export portal for USDOC and eventually other Federal agencies. It is designed to be a one-stop information source for everything an exporter will need in order to export.
- Federal Business Opportunities - GSA website on federal business opportunities.
- Inc Magazine - Business magazine with many current and ongoing business related topics.
- IRS - The IRS website is a great source for those pesky tax questions and it has links to general business information.
- Small Business Administration Women's Business Center - The U.S Small Business Administration Women's Business Center
- Small Business Administration - The U.S Small Business Administration home page location of SBA offices, activities, points of contact, business cards registry, files (downloadable shareware and freeware).
- SCORE - A volunteer organization that counsels entrepreneurs with business plans and a host of business related issues.
- Colorado Small Business Development Center - The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) home page. A good site for finding the Center closest to you. They provide free business counseling.