Business Navigation & Resources

Tools, resources, and more to help make your business successful.
Business Navigation

To us, it's about more than just a loan.

CEF offers Business Navigation (coaching and education) to help borrowers throughout the life of their small business loan. And it is FREE!

Whether you need one-on-one consultations with our in-house navigators or want to access our 24/7 online library resource, we can help guide you through and help your business thrive. 

FREE Business Navigators  

CEF offers business navigation to help our borrowers throughout the entire life of their small business loan. And it is FREE! Our in-house team of navigators can provide advisory sessions to create a road map to move the business forward. Whether you need one-on-one consultations with our in-house navigators or want to access our 24/7 online library resource, we can help your business thrive.

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NEW!  Sign up for CEF's Quality Jobs Program.  CEF is working with Aspen Institute to implement this program which will focus on helping owners create quality jobs and invest in employees to provide a rewarding workplace while also investing in their business’s future. 

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Need pointers with bidding, contracts, agreements? Need sales closing methods? Need to determine target audience? Need to learn how to grow projected income?

These are all topics our FREE Business Navigators can help guide you through and more! 

  • Planning next business expansion
  • Planning cash, planning for profitability
  • Improving marketing performance
  • Hiring employees & legal guidance
  • Help with accounting
  • Making key decisions based on financial statements

How It Works

Reduce small business risk and support long-term success through personalized, one-on-one business coaching and training.

  • Get paired with a CEF Business Navigator after your loan closing
  • Initial assessment of your business from opening to now
  • Receive a customized road map of the next steps to move your business forward
  • Schedule meetings with your personal Business Navigator for continued learning and growth

Additional Resources

Our online library, Initiate Prosperity, Powered by CEF, has free, downloadable resources, workbooks, guides, and more for you and your small business. You can access this today, FREE.

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Download our free small business toolkit which includes:

  • Choosing a Social Media Platform
  • Designing Effective Sales Promos
  • Unique Selling Proposition Planner
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Working to get Loan Ready? With our Business Navigators, you can:

  • Review & Improve Your Business Plan
  • Review & Improve the Projected Financial Picture of Your Business Over the Next 12 Months 
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CEF Business Navigators work with many organizations throughout Colorado that also help small business owners navigate through their journey. 

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Check out our borrower's success stories in our blog!

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"The CEF team has extra insight I didn't have, and Jason has been there for me in crucial times. He understands what I'm dealing with and gives me strategy recommendations at times when I'm about to make a big decision."

Janet Castle | Owner | Eagle Synergistic