College of Business Resources
For over 50 years, the College of Business has served as a resource for the Pikes Peak region. Now, as our business community faces unprecedented challenges surrounding COVID-19, the College of Business is prepared to help businesses get back on their feet. We are offering free videos, publications and virtual office hours to help businesses recover from the COVID-19 shutdown. We are proud to partner with the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Small Business Development Center to offer a one-stop resource page to support local business.
Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC Resources:
We’re here to help you access the resources, tools, and connections you need to grow your business.
We ensure your voice is heard and understood by policy makers on issues relevant to your business.
We support workforce development and help existing business retain and expand their presence in the Pikes Peak region.
We host virtual educational events, including our Chamber Connects and Business Briefings, to help you navigate the pandemic and build your recovery plan. Our industry events, like our virtual Cybersecurity First Friday, help you create connections and stay up-to-date on trends.
About the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC:
Serving as the area’s largest chamber of commerce and economic development organization, the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC works to build and maintain a superior business climate in which companies of all kinds can thrive, and supports current and future local business to fuel a diverse economy and high quality of life.
Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado
Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado Resources:
While the economic impact of COVID-19 is undeniable, local businesses are starting to adapt to a new normal. Your Better Business Bureau applauds the resiliency of Southern Colorado’s small businesses and is here to help by providing business resources and information on pandemic related scams. Remember, always Start with Trust (bbb.org).
About the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado:
Since August of 1980, Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado has helped consumers find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. It serves 25 counties throughout Southern Colorado. BBB of Southern Colorado sets standards for marketplace trust – to create a community of trustworthy businesses and charities – by encouraging and supporting best practices, educating consumers and businesses, celebrating business role models, and calling out and addressing substandard marketplace behavior. BBB of Southern Colorado houses nearly 40,000 business profiles on companies in the region. In 2016, it received 2,660 complaints and had 1.67 million page views on its website. All company and charity reports are available for free online. For more information, visit BBB of Southern Colorado, follow on Twitter, or like on Facebook.
Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center
Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center Resources:
The Pikes Peak SBDC and Colorado SBDC Network is here to help businesses who have been affected by recent disasters in Colorado including response to the current health crisis. Our consultants and partners including the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) provide services to assist with disaster loan applications, long term planning, insurance navigation, physical and economic loss estimations, business preparedness and more.
About the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center:
The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center offers business consulting and training that maximizes the economic potential of entrepreneurs. Our mission is to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper. Our goal at the Small Business Development Center is to help emerging and existing entrepreneurs gain control of their business operations. We provide free guidance and counseling in all aspects of funding and developing small business. We strive to help grow and start businesses. While we cannot eliminate risk, we work to minimize it by helping clients write comprehensive business plans, conduct financial forecasts, strategize marketing tactics, apply for funding, and improve operations. Let us help maximize your business potential.
Pikes Peak Workforce Center Resources:
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center has numerous services to assist employers, including providing guidance and information for businesses facing corporate restructuring, downsizing or being faced with the need for layoffs or furloughs.
Using Pikes Peak Workforce Center Layoff and Transition Resources, employers can be more confident the process is being handled in the most effective manner.
Highly trained Facilitators share current labor market information with transitioning employees, as well as résumé and interviews workshops, allowing them to effectively explore new employment opportunities.
In addition, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center has specific resources available during COVID-19
About the Pikes Peak Workforce Center:
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is the American Job Center serving El Paso and Teller counties. We connect vital businesses with work-ready job seekers and employer-driven services. Our clients range from entry-level to professional, including youth, adults, people returning to the workforce, and those with barriers to employment. We provide job search and training opportunities, including 20 different job seeker workshops—ranging from basic computer use and resume preparation to LinkedIn, branding/networking and more—and always at no cost. We host the largest job fairs in Southern Colorado as well as weekly hiring events. In support of regional employers, we host recruitment events, pre-employment assessments, provide a database of searchable candidate profiles and more.
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