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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. 

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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 coaches are here to help ensure your success.

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44 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.

2,934 Colorado Small Businesses
$123 Million 
​In Loan Capital
24,715 Jobs Created or Retained
28,711 Business Coaching Hours

Every Colorado Small Businesses Has a Story to Tell

Early Success Academy

From corner house to community childcare center, this former principal is sowing success one child at a time.

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Knotty Tie Company

Two college friends design eco-friendly ties with cutting edge software and old world integrity.

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