The Minority Business Office (MBO) is a team of passionate individuals, partners, and clients working to increase economic opportunity for minority, women, and veteran entrepreneurs across the state. As a division at OEDIT, the MBO is strategically placed to leverage relationships with other teams within OEDIT that span every type of business and every type of business owner in every industry imaginable.
The Minority Business Office has an established network of public, private, and government resources that can be leveraged by businesses of all types and sizes to help businesses get in front of the right people and increase prospects locally, nationally, or internationally.
The Minority Business Office also manages an online learning platform to offer essential content for learning about certifications, bidding, and more. Access the online learning platform for free.
Advance Colorado Procurement Expo
This annual trade show helps businesses showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies.
Business Foundations Technical Assistance Program
This program provides technical assistance and small grants to Colorado small businesses to help businesses legally establish themselves.
Minority Business Directory
This directory is Colorado’s most comprehensive database of certified minority-owned businesses.
Pathway to Certifications
Identify which certifications will help your small minority, veteran- and women-owned business bid on and win contracts with local, state, and federal governments.
The Business Foundations Technical Assistance program provides technical assistance and small grants to Colorado small businesses to help businesses legally establish themselves. The program includes 3 required training paths for businesses to complete and receive a certification. Once completed, businesses may be eligible to apply for small grants of up to $1,200.
The 3 training pathways are:
At the end of the 3 training paths, participants will receive a certificate of completion after we review your uploaded documents. This certificate will be valuable as you apply for future programs and funding from our office, such as the Small Business Accelerated Growth program and Startup Loan Fund, to show you meet minimum eligibility requirements.
The program is currently open for registration in the technical assistance program and grant applications are open for the first 400 eligible businesses to apply. Complete the 3 training paths and application now to be considered for grant funding.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Type: Technical assistance and grant
For: Small businesses
Amount: Up to $1,200 per business, first come first served
Program dates: Rolling
OEDIT division: Minority Business Office
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Lafayette, CO 80026
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