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COVID-19: Colorado Resources

As many of you are aware, the State of Colorado and many municipalities have taken emergency actions to slow the spread of the COVID-19. In addition to closing numerous public venues, and encouraging Colorado residents to practice social distancing, the state is also placing additional requirements on businesses to prioritize the health of employees and the public.

The information and resources provided here includes general state and federal guidance for navigating the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as specific information and resources for business owners.

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Activista comunitario aprovecha el poder del emprendimiento para realizar cambios progresivos en su comunidad

Criado en una familia de comerciantes inmigrantes, Alejandro Flores-Munoz aprendió sobre emprendimiento desde una temprana edad. Él observó a su madre, una madre soltera que vivía en el sur de California, trabajando a tiempo completo, mientras hacía malabares vendiendo perfumes, joyas y postres de puerta en puerta.

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Blog Series: Meet our Outreach Team – Lindsey Vigoda

Small Business Majority’s Outreach Team advocates for entrepreneurs on two fronts: It supports policies that would benefit small firms, and it offers workshops and events that help small business owners grow their companies. We’re sitting down with members of our Outreach Team to provide an introduction and let small business owners know how our team members can assist them.

This week we are spotlighting Lindsey Vigoda, Small Business Majority’s Colorado Outreach Manager.

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Rebel baker brings artisan bread to Denver

Zach Martinucci sees bread as much more than the bookends to a sandwich—he views it as a way to connect with his neighbors, friends and family. Before opening Rebel Bread in Denver two years ago, Zach used his unique recipes to make loaves based on his friends’ personalities. One friend, who he describes as “sweet, spicy and a bit nutty,” was delighted to receive a sourdough loaf made with cayenne pepper and candied pecans.

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Colorado small business feeds the soul and the brain

Denver student Kamiya Willoughby is challenging preconceived notions about a popular type of food that is often construed as unhealthy and unsophisticated. 

“Soul food is a legitimate cuisine, but most people see it as a snack or junk food that you can only eat every once in a while.” Kamiya said.

“It is such a classic American cuisine that deserves a spotlight and deserves a step away from the stereotypes,” added Tess Hurlbert, Kamiya’s fiancée and business partner. 

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Lindsey Vigoda

Lindsey Vigoda manages Small Business Majority’s outreach and education efforts in Colorado. Using her social work skills, Lindsey builds and fosters strong relationships with communities, business organizations and small business owners throughout the state. 

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The Need For Paid Family Leave in Colorado

Colorado’s family leave program currently only provides unpaid leave for certain workers who need to take time off from work to bond with a new child or to care for a seriously ill family member. However, many workers cannot afford to take extended unpaid leave, and some small employers are unable provide paid leave benefits to their employees for an extended period of time.

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Hunter Railey

Hunter Railey directs Small Business Majority’s Colorado outreach, policy and other operations. Hunter builds and maintains strategic relationships, educates small businesses throughout Colorado on key issues and works on statewide policy efforts. He has been appointed as an advisor to the Governor's Council on Economic Stabilization and Growth where he advises on recommendations for the small business community.

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