Doing Business

Small Business

Cultivating a Community of Ideas

A city that’s just as affordable as it is innovative, Colorado Springs is an ideal place to start or grow a business. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to turn an idea into a successful venture, or a local business owner hoping to expand your operations, the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC offers comprehensive and confidential support for small businesses that are considering expanding in or relocating to Colorado Springs.

Considering Chamber & EDC membership? As a member, you’ll enjoy an array of benefits, business assistance, networking opportunities, savings programs, and other local competitive advantages. Learn more.

Startups & Entrepreneurs

As the place where GPS technology and the first floppy disc drives were developed and manufactured, Colorado Springs truly is a hotbed for game-changing ideas. Whether you’re a maker, a techie or simply a visionary, our startup ecosystem has the support and resources your business needs: countless entrepreneurship networks, mentors, incubators and co-working spaces, access to capital, and a smart workforce.

Local Business

Colorado Springs is home to a diverse array of local businesses. From food trucks to professional services, home repair to art galleries, the region is full of company success stories that illustrate the hardworking and collaborative nature of the local business culture.

Downtown Colorado Springs alone boasts hundreds of unique retailers, restaurants, galleries, coffee shops, and breweries, and as the city continues to invest in downtown development, our local businesses are what make it a vibrant and growing center of activity.

We’re committed to providing local entrepreneurs with business assistance through a variety of resources, such as events, training programs, and consulting services. We’re also proud to support COS Open For Biz, a step-by-step guide to to help entrepreneurs from their great idea to grand opening.

Small Business Advisory Council

Our highest priority is advocating for business, and our ability to do this is built upon a strong foundation of input from our members. Our Voice of Business committees offer opportunities for members to come together to unify the voice of business and share information honestly, with the intent of adding to an ecosystem of pro-business thought leadership. They are meant to better understand our members’ needs, provide them with a coordinated platform to address important issues, and help shape our region’s business climate. One of our committees is specifically focused on the needs of our small business leaders.

Small Business Advisory Council
This group is dedicated to providing advocacy and support to our small business members as we plan for growth and economic recovery. We’ll use what we learn to support our members, inform our legislative strategies, shape educational programming, and facilitate our Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC) Roundtables discussions. Interested in learning more and getting involved? Contact Emma Mitchell at [email protected].

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Tammy Fields Senior Vice President, Economic Development (719) 884-2836 tfields@cscedc.com

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