DENVER - Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 - The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network today announced the launch of an online portal - the Colorado Resource Gateway - to connect businesses to local, state, federal and non-profit resources across the state. The Resource Gateway can be found at www.coloradosbdc.org/resources/resource-gateway.
The Resource Gateway triages businesses with relevant resources based on the business lifecycle stage, type of assistance sought, and geographic area.
"There are many resources around the state left untapped by business owners," said Kelly Manning, SBDC State Director. "The database quickly shows them the abundance of resources available to them including incubators, technology transfer centers, local permit offices, and community development organizations. We can quickly connect owners to those resources. No matter what stage of business - start-up, growth, or mature, the Resource Gateway will help navigate users to the services that are right for them."
The Resource Gateway stems from The Colorado Resource Guide Book, a comprehensive business start-up guide. The Resource Gateway and Business Guide Book utilize the business lifecycle stage as an innovative method to quickly orient business owners to the resources most relevant to their stage of growth. Organizations can apply to be included in the Gateway through the Colorado SBDC website.
SBDC is a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The Colorado SBDC Network includes 14 full-time centers and more than 50 part-time satellite offices across the state.