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Colorado Business Resource Book

The Colorado Business Resource Book is one of the most successful and comprehensive business books in the nation. This publication is made possible by the Colorado Business Development Foundation and the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network.

Since its inception in 1998, more than 200,000 copies of the book have been distributed to entrepreneurs across Colorado and the nation. In 2019, a digital version of the book was made into an online resource at Through the website, we are able to constantly update the ever-changing information entrepreneurs need to know.

There has never been a better time to join Colorado’s business community. Over the years, several national publications have ranked Colorado as one of the best places in the country to start, build and grow a small business. Nearly 98 percent of all firms in Colorado are considered small. Over 52 percent of all private sector workers are employed by small businesses.

Get involved and take advantage of the support, education and business information outlined in this book. The programs mentioned provide invaluable assistance, support and information as you progress through the various stages of your business’ growth. Please let us know how we can be of service. We are only a phone call or click away!

Visit the Colorado Business Resource Book website to browse the book, print sections and/or order a hard copy.

Chelsea Denny

Chelsea Denny


Early Childhood Business

Chelsea is an early childhood business creative with a decade of experience working in the early childhood field and a BA in Education and Human Development. She is currently enrolled in the Professional MBA program at CU-Denver.

Her experience includes leading child care classrooms, nannying, owning her own private school, and working for an Early Childhood Council as an Early Childhood Workforce & Business Associate. Over the last two years she has assisted new child care business owners with opening their doors, becoming licensed and improving their business practices. She currently owns her own graphic and web design business where she offers her creative services to business owners in the early childhood field.

Chelsea is skilled in assisting educators with business startup, becoming licensed, managing administrative tasks, communicating effectively with families, marketing their programs and creating a brand for their business.

She is well versed on the State of Colorado child care licensing rules, school and child care health and safety regulations, and Larimer County business requirements. She is also well connected with the Colorado Department of Early Childhood and can assist new educators with navigating the Professional Development Information System (PDIS) and the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS), locating required training, understanding exempt-care and more.

Chelsea is a certified Family Child Care Home (FCCH) Pre-Licensing Trainer and offers this training periodically to new FCCH providers in Colorado. She also has experience teaching early childhood business courses including the Larimer SBDC Early Child-Care Business Training Program.

Consulting Expertise Includes:
  • Early Childhood Business Consultant
  • Family Child Care Homes
  • Child Care Centers
  • Private Schools
  • Child-Focused Businesses


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Money on the Mind

Money on the Mind

How you make financial decisions is influenced by many factors.

This class helps you understand your financial decisions by exploring your personal beliefs around money. We begin by discussing how our beliefs about money influence the financial decisions we make, whether personal or in business, then we will guide you through a short assessment that will help you understand your individual money beliefs.

Afterwards, we’ll review common ways people think about money, what to know to make more informed financial decisions, and specific actions to take that can help you stick to your spending plan.

Speaker(s): Sara Bickers and Katie Griffin Ent Credit Union Community Educator Lead and Supervisor of Community Education

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Katie Griffin & Sara Bickers

Ent Credit Union Community Educator Lead and Supervisor of Community Education

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