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We believe everyone should be able to access the capital needed to

build their small business dream.

With our flexible loan programs and personalized business coaching, we're here to help make your business dream a reality. Small and local, just like you, we know what it takes to help your small business make it big. 

Our Products and Services

Small Business Loans

When other lenders tell you, "No," we can tell you, "Yes!". Our team will work with you to build a loan to suit your business' needs.

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Free Business Coaching

Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the small business world, our business navigators are here to help ensure your success.

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45 Years of Impact Across Colorado

We are Colorado Enterprise Fund

At Colorado Enterprise Fund, we believe that every small business dream should have a chance at becoming a reality.

That's why we started as a nonprofit in 1976: to expand access to capital and offer flexible terms to business owners when traditional lenders couldn't.

Today, we're proud to help accelerate Colorado's vibrant and innovative small business community, fuel our economy, and work with inspiring entrepreneurs like you.

6,500+ Colorado Small Businesses
$167 Million 
​In Loan Capital
29,106 Jobs Created or Retained
34,907 Business Coaching Hours

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CEF Small Business Directory - Support Our CEF Family of Small Businesses!

This directory is intended to serve as a resource for you to view and shop some of the small businesses we work with. When you support local businesses, not only are you supporting the small business owner, you are also helping to bolster jobs and investing in your community, helping it to thrive.

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Latest News & Blogs

Small Business Spotlight: Beeda's Thingamajigits
Posted Mar 14, 2023
"Paying myself after 2 years of opening a business is something that would not have been possible without the help of CEF!" – Caleb Gilbert, Ow
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Small Business Spotlight: Patterbar
Posted Feb 16, 2023
"With the funding we received from CEF, we were able to purchase larger quantities of ingredients and initiate new marketing efforts." – Patter
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Small Business Spotlight: Nude Foods Market
Posted Feb 4, 2023
"The funding from CEF enabled us to transition from being a purely delivery based grocery store to opening a brick and mortar store which means 
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