Colorado Small Business Owner Highlight

The retail industry has always been part of Allison Orr’s life, so it’s not surprising that she eventually came to own a retail business. Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, this experience has enabled her to turn her brick-and-mortar boutique into an online store to safely serve her community.

Colorado Events

Monday, June 27, 2022 | 5:00pm MT

Join Small Business Majority and other business organizations across the state as we present on the new tax credits, programs and laws that affect our Colorado small business community.

Webinar | CO
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | 12:00pm MT

Únase a Small Business Majority y otras organizaciones comerciales del estado para conocer sobre los nuevos créditos fiscales, programas y leyes que afectan a nuestra comunidad de pequeñas empresas.

Webinar | CO
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | 12:00pm ET

A strong and detailed business plan will provide a road map for your small business success. Join Small Business Majority and Operation HOPE for our monthly business lunch and learn. During this interactive webinar you will learn:

Webinar | National
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 | 12:00pm ET

Your website is an opportunity to make a great first impression and give potential costumers comfort that you're a real business. Join Small Business Majority and Operation HOPE for our monthly business lunch and learn.

Webinar | National
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 12:00pm MT

Some call it the Great Resignation or the Great Reshuffle, we call it the Great Boss Evolution!

Workshop | Grand Junction, CO
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 | 12:00pm MT

In this session, we will discuss the benefits of joining a sustainable business program and how to navigate a world of options to help you increase your sustainability initiatives.

Workshop | Fort Collins, CO
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 11:00am PT

El ser empresario es un camino comprobado para desarrollar su independencia y seguridad financiera.

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.
Thursday, January 27, 2022

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.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

On April 28, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda submitted comments concerning the outsourcing of the benefits process for the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program, a move that could compromise the integrity of this essential benefit for small business owners in Colorado.

Monday, April 4, 2022

On April 4, Small Business Majority, alongside Good Business Colorado and members of its national network, filed an amicus brief in support of Colorado's paid family and medical leave program, which will benefit small businesses and their employees. 

Colorado Research

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. 

Published:
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.

Published:
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.