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Mancos Business e-News | Sept. 7, 2021
Bond to Business Program
Calling all contractors, architects, engineering firms, subs, and construction-related companies. Last November, the community supported the 4A Bond initiative, infusing the Durango School District 9-R (9-R) with more than $90M in funding for capital projects and improvements. Part of the promise to the community included support of local businesses and vendors in the bond projects.

Highlights
NOW LIVE: Colorado Startup Loan Fund
The Colorado Startup Loan Fund provides loans and small grants to Colorado entrepreneurs and small business owners needing capital to start, restart, or restructure a business, and those who are not able to obtain a loan from traditional lenders. This is a revolving loan fund, meaning the dollars will be used to continue supporting new entrepreneurs as loans are repaid.

Employee Ownership Trial Grant
This grant is available to Colorado-headquartered small businesses to pay for the reimbursement of professional technical services required to transition your business to become a Colorado Employee Owned Company. Applications are due October 29.

Everything You Need to Know About Paycheck Protection Loans
More than half of Colorado’s $15.1 billion Paycheck Protection loans have been forgiven

Business Foundations Technical Assistance Program Open
This program provides technical assistance and small grants to Colorado small businesses to help them legally establish themselves. The program provides three training sessions and a small reimbursable grant of up to $1,200 per business to help apply the training.

News Roundup
6 Principles to Build Your Company’s Strategic Agility
Harvard Business Review
Strategic agility is the ability to improve performance — not just survive but thrive — amid disruption. Companies that successfully navigated the Covid-19 crisis identified when to deviate from their strategic plan and adapt to the changing environment.

SBA Administrator Reports Billions Still Available in Covid Relief Funds
Inc. Magazine
There's no time like the present to apply for aid if you haven't already.

Start-Up Boom in the Pandemic Is Growing Stronger
New York Times
After waning for decades, applications to start businesses surged last year. If the rebound proves durable, it could provide a more resilient economy.

Upcoming Events
Demystifying Entrepreneurship

This innovators and entrepreneur conference will cover topics such as who is an entrepreneur, key traits of entrepreneurs, how to find your competitive advantage, how to crunch the numbers behind your ideas, and a local panel of entrepreneurs.

Where: Ignacio/ Sky Ute Casino
When: Sept. 24-25, 2021
Presented By: University of Colorado LEEDS School of Business

Starting Your Business Workshop

Join us for a 5 hour seminar on various aspect of starting a business with our variety of presenters, including a small business specialist, marketing expert, small business banker, insurance agent, attorney and an accountant.

Where: Main Mall, Durango
When: Nov. 4 | 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Presented By: Southwest Colorado SBDC

Buying and Selling a Business - Parts 1 & 2

Most sellers have never sold a business previously, and often haven’t purchased one either, since many businesses are started from scratch. Equally, buyers may be acquiring a business for the first time.

Where: Online
When: On demand until Sept. 30
Presented By: Southwest Colorado SBDC

Resources
117 N. Main Street
Mancos, CO 81328
Phone: 970-533-7725
Fax: 970-533-7727