Purpose: The Purpose of the South Metro SBDC is to offer business consulting and training that maximize the economic potential of entrepreneurs
Mission: The Mission of the South Metro SBDC is to to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper
Vision: Our Vision is to be the premier, trusted choice of Colorado businesses for consulting, training and resources in the South Metro Denver area (Douglas, Arapahoe and south Jefferson counties)
The South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is dedicated to assisting small businesses achieve their goals of growth, management improvement and financial success. Our office serves Arapahoe, Douglas, and South Jefferson counties, providing confidential and FREE one-on-one consulting, as well as free or low-cost business workshops, to local entrepreneurs. Our counseling services are conducted by a team of entrepreneurs and industry experts.
To meet our team and learn more about their experience, click here; appointments can be requested on the Consulting page of our website. Our workshops cover a variety of topics and address different stages of business; to view and register for our upcoming classes, click here.
The South Metro SBDC is a part of the Colorado SBDC Network, a statewide network of 14 centers. A cooperative venture between the State of Colorado, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and local communities, the program has a significant impact on the state’s economy and is responsible for generating $30 million in capital formation annually. Each year over 4,500 individuals and business owners receive counseling, and over 11,000 people attend training sessions through the Colorado SBDC Network.
The South Metro SBDC is also a member of the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC). The ASBDC oversees the operations and performance of all small business development centers across the United States, while creating partnerships between private enterprise, government, higher education and local nonprofit organizations to support the small business community.
Our center is graciously hosted by the South Metro Denver Chamber, which provides office and meeting space, along with other support and services. We also receive valuable support from a number of corporate sponsors and community partners.
The South Metro SBDC hosts a satellite office, the Aurora Small Business Development Center, located in the Aurora Municipal Center. This location provides free and confidential, one-on-one counseling and low-cost training to entrepreneurs in the city of Aurora.
Winner of the 2011 US Small Business Administration – Region VIII Small Business Development Center of Excellence and Innovation Award
To learn more about our office and how to work with us, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
It is against the law for the SBDC, as a recipient of federal financial assistance, to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. The SBDC will not discriminate in providing opportunities in any federally funded program or activity or making employment decisions with regards to those programs. If you believe that you have been subject to discrimination please file a complaint with LeRoy Romero, Minority Business Office Manager, at [email protected] or 303-892-3840.