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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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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.

5,122 Colorado Small Businesses
$162 Million 
​In Loan Capital
28,405 Jobs Created or Retained
28,711 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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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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Beltran's Meat Market

The Beltrans were determined to bring their Mexican-inspired eats to life and continue to expand their family business.

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Latest News & Blogs

Colorado Enterprise Fundand Wells Fargo Spark Diverse Small Business Growth in Colorado
Posted Dec 6, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Denver, CO, December 6, 2021 – Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) announces the launch of two new loan programs: the Black Busine
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Program Highlight: CEF's Black Business Initiative - Why Now and What's Next?
Posted Nov 23, 2021
This blog post is co-authored by Ryan Guyton, CEF Community Lending Officer, and Osa Aihie, CEF Business Accelerations Services Advisor Ryan Guyt
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El Paso County awards $10,381,441 to small businesses and nonprofits in second round of Regional Business Relief Fund grants
Posted Aug 23, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE El Paso County, CO, August 23, 2021 – El Paso County’s Economic Development Department awarded $10,381,441 in grants to 627 l
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