Colorado Small Business Owner Highlight

Small Business Majority held a photo contest to find the most creative small businesses around for National Small Business Week. Each day, we’ll be highlighting one of the winners in a profile on our blog. The winner of Small Business Majority’s 2014 photo contest is AmCheck!

As one of the founding partners of AmCheck, a small business that provides flexible payroll services including human resources and benefits, Mike Francone’s risky decision to leave one of the nation’s largest payroll companies to start his own has paid off in spades.

Colorado Events

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 | 12:00pm MT

Join Recovery Friendly Leader, Colorado Healthlinks, Small Business Majority and experts for an important discussion on creating positive change in the workplace for individuals affected by addiction.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | 6:30pm MT

Join Colorado Fair Chance Hiring Initiative, Latino Coalition for Community Leadership, Breakthrough and Small Business Majority for a screening of the documentary APART at the Denver Film Festival Women's Festival.

Expo/Fair | Denver, CO
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | 12:00-1:00 pm MT

Join the Denver Early Childhood Council, MyBiz and Small Business Majority to learn from childcare experts on how you can get started as a childcare business provider.

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Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 11:00am MT

Join Colorado School of Public Health and Small Business Majority for the Center of Health, Work, and Environment's webinar series that cover topics in the workplace.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023 | 12:00-1:00 PM MT

Join Colorado Mountain College, CEDS Finance and Small Business Majority to discuss many topics that revolve around managing your business with Bookkeeping at the forefront.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | 11:00am MT

Join Colorado School of Public Health and Small Business Majority for the Center of Health, Work and Environment's webinar series that covers topics in the workplace.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | 12:00-1:00 PM MT

Join First South West Community Fund, Rocky Mountain Early Childhood, Eagle County Department of Human Services and Small Business Majority to learn about options for access to funding and programs.

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Colorado Policy

Browse our latest state-based regulatory comments and legislative testimony in this area below, or click the button to view all records.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

On March 15, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda submitted written testimony to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee in support of SB 23-189, which will provide greater access to insurance-covered benefits for reproductive healthcare, and to explain why access to reproductive healthcare is vital to current and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

On February 22, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee in support of HB 23-126, legislation that would remove medical debt from credit reporting and protect marginalized communities across Colorado, including small employers and their employees.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

On February 2, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee in support of SB 23-037, legislation that would protect Colorado small business owners from deceptive mailings and solicitations related to Secretary of State documents.

Colorado Research

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. 

Thu, 03/18/2021
Employees working

During a series of three focus groups across the state of Colorado, Small Business Majority facilitated discussions with a variety of small business owners and self-employed workers to better understand their personal experiences that could inform policy conversations regarding Medicaid expansion, healthcare costs and coverage. These roundtable discussions occurred while COVID-19 dramatically impacted business and local economies. While the pandemic’s effect was often brought up by participants, this issue brief focuses on the broader impact of Medicaid expansion and of small business owners’ experiences and observations about Medicaid expansion and health insurance.

Thu, 03/28/2019
Colorado small business owners support paid family and medical leave insurance program

The Colorado state legislature is considering a bill that would make Colorado the seventh state in the country to establish a program guaranteeing access to paid leave to care for a newborn child or a sick family member. Small business owners and their employees are particularly affected by the current lack of access to paid family leave as many small businesses can’t afford to offer robust benefits, putting them at a disadvantage with their larger counterparts. Small business has been central to ongoing debates over the legislation, and new polling sheds light on their views on the proposal and their struggles to offer access to paid family and medical leave benefits.