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Creative Industries 

Creative industries

CEF loves to help entrepreneurs in the creative industries. Nearly 1/3 of CEF’s small business loans support the creative industries, which in turn drives Colorado’s economy, job growth and invigorates our lives.  

Creative industries surround us from savory food to breathtaking performances to original designs - all that make Colorado communities memorable and unique. Creative industries include products and services such as visual arts, performing arts, lighting, film, media, literary and publishing, music, food/beverage, apparel, furniture, salons, jewelry, design services, and much more!  

According to the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT), Colorado is a global leader in the creative industries. Want to learn more about the impact creative entrepreneurs and small businesses have on our communities?  Visit Upstart Co-Lab.  

CEF would be delighted to help artistic and creative entrepreneurs flourish by making their small business dream come to life.  

Loan Details

Loans: $10K up to $1 Million
Terms:  Up to 10 years
Rate: Fixed
For working capital, equipment,           inventory, property                                 improvements, business
       purchase,  or commercial
       real estate
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Inspired by the Road Less Traveled

Leigh and Bart Pearson created a movement to encourage people to live an adventurous and happy life. They thought what better way than to design and sell high quality apparel as a reminder to choose happiness with their brand, Be Hippy.

They even currently hold the #1 kiosk brand at the Denver International Airport!

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