Colorado Small Business Owner Highlight

Edwin Sandoval, the proud owner of Xatrucho Concepts, moved from Honduras to the Colorado Springs area when he was only 10 years old. At age 14, he began working at restaurants, where he quickly realized his potential and passion for the food industry. He pursued a degree in culinary arts and continued to work at various high-scale restaurants until he had the gumption to start a business of his own.

Colorado Events

miércoles, julio 24, 2024 | 10:00am MT

Recruiting and retaining a strong workforce is one of the top issues facing small business owners today. Apprenticeships are often great ways for small businesses to tap into a skilled workforce and grow their talent pipeline with on site work experience.

Webinar | CO;MT;ND;SD;UT;WY
miércoles, agosto 14, 2024 | 7:00pm MT

Join Small Business Majority and APEX Business Consulting for a webinar dedicated to helping small businesses in Colorado access responsible capital through Colorado's CLIMBER Loan Fund.

Webinar | CO
miércoles, agosto 14, 2024 | 11:00am MT

Join Small Business Majority and APEX Business Consulting for a webinar dedicated to helping small businesses in Colorado access responsible capital through Colorado's CLIMBER Loan Fund.

Webinar | CO
miércoles, agosto 14, 2024 | 2:00pm ET

Small businesses play a critical role in the recent resurgence in U.S. manufacturing. The federal government has supported this with “Made in America” policies that are reshoring critical industries, strengthening major supply chains and rebuilding America’s industrial base.

Webinar | National

Colorado Policy

Browse our latest state-based regulatory comments and legislative testimony in this area below, or click the button to view all records.
martes, enero 9, 2024

Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in Colorado. The state’s nearly 690,000 small businesses employ 1.2 million people, accounting for 99.5% of all businesses in Colorado.

lunes, abril 1, 2024

On April 1, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the Colorado House Finance Committee on HB 24-1312, proposal to create a state income tax credit for careworkers, many of whom are small business owners and key to our economic success.

miércoles, marzo 20, 2024

On March 20, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the Colorado House Business Affairs and Labor Committee on SB 24-155.

martes, marzo 12, 2024

On March 12, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director, Lindsey Vigoda, testified before the Colorado House Health and Human Services Committee in support of HB 24-1223.

Colorado Research

Published:
Wed, 04/03/2024

While small businesses employ nearly half (46.4%) of the private workforce in the United States, many are struggling to hire and retain a ready workforce. Our poll of Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas small business owners reveals strong support for legislative solutions that would remove barriers for justice-impacted individuals by making reforms to occupational licensing and debt-based driver’s license suspensions. These politically diverse small business owners believe these measures would enable employers to tap into an underutilized workforce and open up opportunities for entrepreneurship.

Published:
Thu, 03/07/2024

Small Business Majority’s new poll of Colorado small business owners reveals strong support for legislative solutions that would remove barriers for justice-impacted individuals by making reforms to occupational licensing and debt-based driver’s license suspensions. These politically diverse small business owners believe these measures would enable employers to tap into an underutilized workforce and open up opportunities for entrepreneurship. 

Published:
Wed, 04/27/2022
Colorado Poll

As entrepreneurs continue to navigate business and economic challenges stemming from pandemic, Small Business Majority surveyed small business owners and operators in Colorado to assess business conditions and the rising costs of healthcare. 

Colorado Resources

Colorado SecureSavings es un nuevo programa estatal de ahorro para la jubilación en el lugar de trabajo creado por la Junta de Colorado SecureSavings. El programa está diseñado para ayudar a los empleadores y empleados de Colorado a establecer contribuciones de nómina automáticas a una cuenta de jubilación individual (IRA) Roth y ahorrar para el futuro. Colorado SecureSavings es un beneficio adicional que se ofrece y no tiene costo para los empleadores.

A continuación puede encontrar una descripción general de lo que las pequeñas empresas necesitan saber sobre el programa.

La Opción Colorado fue establecida por la Legislatura de Colorado para darle a la División de Seguros la habilidad de desarrollar planes de beneficios estándar. Esto permite a las pequeñas empresas comparar y escoger fácilmente el plan que sea más asequible y adecuado a través del mercado individual y de grupos pequeños.  

Los votantes de Colorado aprobaron la Proposición 18 en noviembre de 2020, abriendo el camino para un programa estatal de Seguro de Licencia Familiar y Médica (FAMLI). FAMLI permitirá que los pequeños empleadores de Colorado faciliten el acceso a licencia pagada a sus empleados cuando lo necesiten. Esto es crítico para las pequeñas empresas y sus empleados y una iniciativa bienvenida en Colorado.