Are you a small business owner or entrepreneur with an idea? The SBDC is a great place to learn, build and grow! The JeffCo EDC is now hosting an in-house SBDC specialist at the JeffCo EDC/West Metro Chamber office on Fridays in partnership with the cities of Arvada, Golden, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge. Business owners and entrepreneurs may schedule time to come in and meet with the consultant, David Hood.
CABB (Collective for the Advancement of BIPOC+ Businesses)
The Collective for the Advancement of BIPOC+ Businesses (CABB) is a collective of experienced Black, Latino, Asian and Native American professionals who have come together to disrupt the systemic economic impacts on BIPOC+ communities through programmatic support for business growth.
FAMLI - Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program After receiving bipartisan voter approval in 2020, Colorado’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI) is almost here and will impact nearly every employer and worker in Colorado in some way. FAMLI supports employees and businesses by protecting and supporting them during life events. Employees can receive up to 12 weeks of paid leave, with partial wage replacement benefits paid directly from the State, saving employers the cost of wages during an employee's absence.
While employees won't begin accessing this benefit until 2024, businesses must begin collecting premiums starting January 2023. All employers will be required to register with the FAMLI Division before the first premium payments are due at the end of the first quarter 2023. Visit the State's FAMLI Website
Additional FAMLI Resources from the December 2022 Lunch & Learn: From HR Advantage Group
Looking for ways to save on your monthly energy bill? Xcel Energy’s Small Business Energy Solutions program provides free energy assessments with customized recommendations on how you can save energy and money for your business. Qualifying businesses can also receive no-cost energy-saving products such as LED bulbs and tubes, smart thermostats, and more. The program also supports businesses post-audit by assisting with contractor recommendations, project bids, and rebate paperwork for any deeper energy efficient upgrades. Interested in next steps or have any questions? Learn more and schedule an assessment.
Homeless Toolkit for Lakewood Business Owners
Homelessness is an extremely complex social issue that impacts the quality of life in our community. Are you curious about your rights as a business owner and what you should or shouldn't do? The Lakewood Police Community Action Team has put together this helpful toolkit for business owners.