Existing Businesses

Existing Business Resources

Existing Business Resources

Westminster truly understands the value that small businesses bring to our community. We offer a variety of programs, services and resources that you can use to get your business started, build momentum and realize your dreams.

NOTE: if you need any of the documents on this page (or throughout the website) translated in your preferred language, please email Shelby Wood at swood@cityofwestminster.us.

Business Assistance Fact Sheet (English) Business Assistance Fact Sheet (Spanish)

Grants & Financial Resources

City of Westminster Small Business Grants & Scholarships

 

State & County Incentives

 

Financial Lenders
  • Lending & Financial Resources

    There are several loan and financial programs already out there — and some still being developed specifically for the COVID-19 crisis – to help support small businesses.

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  • Lending & Financial Resources

    There are several loan and financial programs already out there — and some still being developed specifically for the COVID-19 crisis – to help support small businesses.

    Learn more
  • Denver Capital Matrix
  • Denver Capital Matrix
  • Colorado Enterprise Fund

    This nonprofit community development financial institution helps small businesses with loans up to $150,000 for entrepreneurs who are unable to obtain financing from traditional sources. An experienced staff provides management consulting and business training.

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  • Colorado Enterprise Fund

    This nonprofit community development financial institution helps small businesses with loans up to $150,000 for entrepreneurs who are unable to obtain financing from traditional sources. An experienced staff provides management consulting and business training.

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  • Colorado Lending Source

    This private, nonprofit, community-based economic development organization assists business owners access long-term, FIXED rate financing for commercial real estate and equipment expansion projects. The mission of Colorado Lending Source (CLS) is to foster economic growth of diverse small businesses within the state of Colorado. CLS assists business owners who are investing in their communities (and thus broadening the tax base) and/or creating new jobs.

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  • Colorado Lending Source

    This private, nonprofit, community-based economic development organization assists business owners access long-term, FIXED rate financing for commercial real estate and equipment expansion projects. The mission of Colorado Lending Source (CLS) is to foster economic growth of diverse small businesses within the state of Colorado. CLS assists business owners who are investing in their communities (and thus broadening the tax base) and/or creating new jobs.

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  • Small Business Administration (SBA)

    Over the past 47 years, SBA has grown in terms of total assistance provided and its array of programs tailored to encourage small enterprises in all areas. SBA’s programs include financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans. The SBA also provides loans to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade.

    Learn more
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)

    Over the past 47 years, SBA has grown in terms of total assistance provided and its array of programs tailored to encourage small enterprises in all areas. SBA’s programs include financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans. The SBA also provides loans to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade.

    Learn more

Small Business Trainings

We offer a wide variety of business trainings, through the City of Westminster, or in conjunction with local partners. Check out all of our upcoming business trainings, and access our library of recent training videos and downloads.

City 101 Trainings

These trainings are specifically designed to inform and educate businesses on the programs and resources available to them through the City.

Business Growth Trainings

These trainings are produced in conjunction with our regional partners, highlighting topics and issues important to business growth.

All Business Trainings

Business Outreach Initiatives

  • Business Walks

    We make a point of getting out and visiting all of our Westminster businesses. Oftentimes, we schedule Business Walks where Economic Development staff will target a particular retail center or business park and casually drop in on each of the businesses, just to check in and let them know that we’re here for them as a resource.

  • Business Walks

    We make a point of getting out and visiting all of our Westminster businesses. Oftentimes, we schedule Business Walks where Economic Development staff will target a particular retail center or business park and casually drop in on each of the businesses, just to check in and let them know that we’re here for them as a resource.

  • Email Outreach

    The need to share important information and available resources during the COVID-19 crisis shifted in-person business walks to regular updates sent to all businesses via email. Engaging businesses virtually has allowed us to send out information and tools specific to various industries and reminders of upcoming events.

    Contact us for more information
  • Email Outreach

    The need to share important information and available resources during the COVID-19 crisis shifted in-person business walks to regular updates sent to all businesses via email. Engaging businesses virtually has allowed us to send out information and tools specific to various industries and reminders of upcoming events.

    Contact us for more information
  • Business Appreciation Month

    Each year, the City sets aside the month of November to recognize and thank businesses for their contributions to the Westminster community. 2021 will be no different. In fact, last year, with the entire world experiencing the pains of a global pandemic, we felt it was especially necessary to honor our local businesses during these unprecedented times. Learn more about the programs and resources we did last year to show our appreciation.

     

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  • Business Appreciation Month

    Each year, the City sets aside the month of November to recognize and thank businesses for their contributions to the Westminster community. 2021 will be no different. In fact, last year, with the entire world experiencing the pains of a global pandemic, we felt it was especially necessary to honor our local businesses during these unprecedented times. Learn more about the programs and resources we did last year to show our appreciation.

     

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Resources & Partners

Chamber of Commerce

 

Economic Development Organizations
  • Adams County Regional Economic Partnership

    Adams County Regional Economic Partnership is a public/private, nonprofit economic development organization, serving Adams County, its 10 municipalities, more than 10,000 companies, and just over a half a million residents. They are working to write the next chapter in Adams County by amplifying its unique business story, championing area real estate developments, and focusing on new infrastructure. They empower their members and community to promote and expand economic opportunity in Adams County.

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  • Adams County Regional Economic Partnership

    Adams County Regional Economic Partnership is a public/private, nonprofit economic development organization, serving Adams County, its 10 municipalities, more than 10,000 companies, and just over a half a million residents. They are working to write the next chapter in Adams County by amplifying its unique business story, championing area real estate developments, and focusing on new infrastructure. They empower their members and community to promote and expand economic opportunity in Adams County.

    Learn more
  • Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation

    Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC) is a public/private partnership representing Jefferson County’s economic development interests. Jeffco EDC fosters a spirit of community cooperation while planning and implementing economic development strategies. The council’s experienced staff use a full-service approach that is technologically enhanced, providing products/services that support economic opportunity throughout the county.

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  • Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation

    Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC) is a public/private partnership representing Jefferson County’s economic development interests. Jeffco EDC fosters a spirit of community cooperation while planning and implementing economic development strategies. The council’s experienced staff use a full-service approach that is technologically enhanced, providing products/services that support economic opportunity throughout the county.

    Learn more
  • Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

    The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation is the regional economic development entity focused on promoting business and economic development for the entire nine-county Metro Denver area.

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  • Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

    The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation is the regional economic development entity focused on promoting business and economic development for the entire nine-county Metro Denver area.

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Entrepreneurs & Small Business
  • Colorado PTAC

    The purpose of the Colorado PTAC is to generate employment and improve the general economic condition of the state by assisting Colorado companies including those eligible for preferential consideration in obtaining and performing under local, state and federal government contracts.

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  • Colorado PTAC

    The purpose of the Colorado PTAC is to generate employment and improve the general economic condition of the state by assisting Colorado companies including those eligible for preferential consideration in obtaining and performing under local, state and federal government contracts.

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  • Denver Office of Economic Development -- Denver Capital Matrix

    The fifth edition of the Denver Capital Matrix details funding sources for entrepreneurs and small businesses.  The matrix identifies nearly 400 funding sources, including traditional bank lending, venture capital firms, private equity firms, angel investors, mezzanine sources, investment banking institutions and others that have funded Colorado businesses.

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  • Denver Office of Economic Development -- Denver Capital Matrix

    The fifth edition of the Denver Capital Matrix details funding sources for entrepreneurs and small businesses.  The matrix identifies nearly 400 funding sources, including traditional bank lending, venture capital firms, private equity firms, angel investors, mezzanine sources, investment banking institutions and others that have funded Colorado businesses.

    Learn more
  • North Metro Small Business Development Center

    The North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps existing and new businesses grow and prosper by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training programs.

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  • North Metro Small Business Development Center

    The North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps existing and new businesses grow and prosper by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training programs.

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  • SCORE -- Counselors to America's Small Business

    The SCORE Association, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.

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  • SCORE -- Counselors to America's Small Business

    The SCORE Association, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.

    Learn more
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)

    Over the past 47 years, SBA has grown in terms of total assistance provided and its array of programs tailored to encourage small enterprises in all areas. SBA’s programs include financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans. The SBA also provides loans to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade.

    Learn more
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)

    Over the past 47 years, SBA has grown in terms of total assistance provided and its array of programs tailored to encourage small enterprises in all areas. SBA’s programs include financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans. The SBA also provides loans to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade.

    Learn more
  • City of Westminster Libraries

    Are you a business owner? Or thinking of starting your own business? Our libraries can help you find new customers, explore grant opportunities and enhance your business and technology skills. Our libraries offer a wealth of resources that will help you invest your money wisely.

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  • City of Westminster Libraries

    Are you a business owner? Or thinking of starting your own business? Our libraries can help you find new customers, explore grant opportunities and enhance your business and technology skills. Our libraries offer a wealth of resources that will help you invest your money wisely.

    Learn more

Contact Information:

Stephanie Troller

Business Development Manager

stroller@cityofwestminster.us or 303-658-2318

 

Shelby Wood

Business Resource Management Analyst

swood@cityofwestminster.us or 303-658-2168