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

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 12:00pm MT

Please join Small Business Majority and Good Business Colorado for a three-part workshop series aimed at helping you improve the retention and wellbeing of your employees.

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Workshop | CO
Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT

La Feria is the #1 career fair for Latin and Hispanic professionals in the nation!

Expo/Fair | National
Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 10:00am MT

Please join Small Business Majority and the Southern Colorado SBDC as we host a listening session to hear directly from small business owners in rural areas.

Webinar | CO
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 1:00pm ET

Celebrate National Women's Small Business Month with us! Join Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women's Business Ownership at the U.S.

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.

Colorado Research

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.

Thu, 12/15/2016
LGBT flag

On December 15, Small Business Majority released a new scientific opinion poll that found a majority of Colorado small businesses believe business owners should not be allowed to deny services to LGBT individuals based on the owner’s religious beliefs, including for wedding-related services.