Grow Your Business

Thinking about or ready to take your business to the next growth level? We are here for you! Our business development team can work one-on-one with you to assess the best path forward for your business and walk you through the resources we have available to achieve your goals.

Programs & Services

Business advising

Schedule a one-on-one meeting with us and gain technical assistance, industry expertise, as well as referrals to any of our or our partner organizations’ programs. These meetings are free of cost and provide an opportunity to discuss and explore together options and possibilities on how to grow your business. Get started by consulting our step-by-step guide to start a business in Denver.


Lending

We offer a micro-loan program for new and existing businesses seeking to launch, grow, or stabilize their operations, as well as gap financing of $25,000-$350,000 for projects advancing job creation. See if your business is eligible


Tax credits

We have a set of programs that encourage your business growth. Our business development representatives can go through the details of each of them and together identify the one that is suitable for your enterprise. Learn more about each of them


Denver ScaleUp Network

The Denver ScaleUp Network (DenSun) is an annual post-accelerator program designed in partnership with Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, The Commons on Champa, and Colorado Thought Leaders Forum, to support a small, diverse group of emerging Denver CEOs in solving their key strategic challenges to growth.  


Find talent

Denver’s labor pool is deep and wide; we’re second to none in concentrated talent. We owe this strength to our exceptionally well-educated population and the fact that Denver is a top-ranking place where people all over the country would choose to live. All factors in, we can promise that you will be choosing from an abundance of talent across a wide range of industry sectors. Start the conversation with our Workforce Services team to layout a strong and efficient recruitment plan for your company. 


The Commons on Champa

The Commons on Champa is a nonprofit organization serving the Denver business and entrepreneurs community. The Commons acts as a hub for innovation and economic development supporting companies across all industries. Here, businesses and entrepreneurs can access a variety of resources and support: one-on-one business advising, workshops, networking events, meeting and workspace.

You can schedule a FREE, personalized advisory appointment at The Commons with one of our business development representatives. Learn more about The Commons a Champa, a joint initiative by the City and County of Denver, the Denver Downtown Partnership, and the Colorado Technology Association


Denver Startup Week

Denver Startup Week (DSW) is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in Denver and is the largest free event of its kind. DSW brings together public, private, and nonprofit sectors to showcase the most innovative ventures in the region and discuss the collaborations that will take such efforts even further. Denver Economic Development & Opportunity is a proud partner of this event and participates in panels and one-on-one advising sessions. Learn more about Denver Startup Week