Colorado Small Business Owner Highlight

Steve Katsaros has always been an innovator. He began inventing products for the ski industry in his late teens, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from Purdue University so he could follow his dream of creating new technologies to improve the world. In the early 2000s, Katsaros came up with his first big invention: the RevoPower, an efficient motorized wheel designed to travel up to 20 miles per hour at over 100 miles per gallon.

Colorado Events

Friday, September 29, 2023 | 12:30 pm ET / 9:30 am PT

Billions of dollars of federal childcare funding are expected to end on September 30 creating a risk of millions of families losing access to childcare and thousands of small providers being forced to shut down their businesses.

Webinar | National
Thursday, October 5, 2023 | 8:00am MT

Join Small Business Majority at the Good Business Colorado (GBC) Level Up Academy where Colorado Director, Lindsey Vigoda, will be a panelist for an access to capital presentation on October 6.

Conference | Denver, CO
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 | 1:00pm ET

Join the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and Small Business Majority to learn how one idea can start creating the pieces to entrepreneurship.

Webinar | National
Thursday, October 12, 2023 | 1:00pm ET

Join the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and Small Business Majority to learn the simple steps needed to start your business. Need help with how to develop your idea?

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.
Friday, January 27, 2023

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.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

On August 1, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment, Division Family and Medical Leave Insurance, to provide comments on the Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI) rulemaking process, in particular the rules around self-employed enrollment. As we approach the 2024 FAMLI benefit

Thursday, July 6, 2023

On July 6, Small Business Majority, along with Good Business Colorado and local small business owners, sent a letter to the Colorado Division of Insurance urging them to rein in key stakeholders in the Colorado Option to participate in the premium rate reduction process.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

On July 6, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the Colorado Division of Insurance to provide comments on the Colorado Option’s small group market premium reductions to ensure that health insurance carriers and hospitals are making all efforts to lower healthcare costs.

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
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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.

Colorado Resources

Colorado voters approved Proposition 118 in November of 2020, paving the way for a state-run Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program. FAMLI will allow small employers in Colorado to facilitate access to paid time off to their employees when they need to care for a family member. This is crucial for small businesses and their employees and a welcomed initiative in Colorado.