Fair and Flexible Funding for Your Small Business

Transforming Safety

Loan Program

Transforming safety loan program

Communities are safer when local economies are vibrant, especially when opportunities are available to expand small business ownership.

The Transforming Safety project supports community development and focuses on preventing crime by focusing on economic and community development in specific neighborhoods more impacted by crime and justice system involvement.

Our goal at CEF is to help end mass incarceration and reinvest in our very own communities by providing small business loans, allowing everyone the ability to gain capital - because we believe everyone should be able to access the capital needed to build their small business dream.

Loan Details

Loans: $1,000 up to $50,000 for              existing and startup businesses
Terms: 60-months with up to
      6-month interest-only period
Fixed Rates: 8.99% 
Flexible Underwriting
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Learn More About the Heart and Start of the Transforming Safety Program 

This video by our friends at Daily Dose 719, explores the history of the criminal justice system in SE Colorado Springs. 

Watch it to learn more about what contributed to the prominence of violence in the area, what is being done now to help address these deeply seeded issues, and how the Transforming Safety Loan program is a part of it all.

Start, Grow, and Thrive With a Small Business Loan From

Colorado Enterprise Fund 

Contact us today to get started with a Loan Officer who will work with you to build a loan that works for your small business.

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More Than Just a Loan: 

Business Coaching and Resources to Help You Succeed

Funding can take you so far... our business navigators can help take you further! Our team is here to help ensure your small business success. Get help with topics like:

  • Business Planning
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Cashflow and Profitability
  • Post-COVID Reopening and Marketing Strategy 
  • And More!
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Reduce small business risk and support long-term success through personalized, one-on-one business coaching and training. 

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Free, downloadable workbooks, guides, and more for you and your small business via Initiate Prosperity. Sign up now to access the platform free for 30 days.

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Bringing Soul to the Community

One Bite at a Time...

After finishing his incarceration, Ernest Williams thought, what better way than to bring the soulful flavors of Louisiana to his very own community. Alongside him, his wife Jackie has helped make their entrepeneurial dream possible with the opening of their William's Soul Food truck as well as catering business to the city of Colorado Springs.

Ernest and Jackie are eager to expand the flavors of the south as business continues to grow and hope to open a second food truck or brick and mortar shop.

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