Start a Business in Colorado

When you’re ready to start a new business, you need to understand your state’s rules, procedures and requirements. Choose the Guide to Starting a Business in your state and get the process started.

When starting a new business, there are many important decisions to be made and many rules and procedures to be followed. While there is no single source for all filing requirements, the following state resources have been developed to assist you in starting your business.

Guide to Starting a Business

Business Registration, Permits and Licenses

Tax Information & Forms

Help & Advice

  • SBA Colorado The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency of the federal government that aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small businesses.
  • SCORE Colorado Springs SCORE, a non-profit association that has partnered with the SBA, is known as the "Counselors to America's Small Business," educates entrepreneurs on the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide.
  • SCORE Denver 
  • SCORE Pueblo 

Additional Resources

  • Colorado Secretary of State Office of Secretary of State is primarily responsible for processing and filing documents that are public records.

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