Starting a business is an exciting endeavor - and can sometimes feel daunting. There are many steps along the way to opening the doors to a new business. Development Services staff can guide you through permitting, zoning and construction processes to ensure you've got a great location and building to house your business. As a one-stop shop, we can help with:
Getting your location ready may involve new construction, an addition, or tenant finish / remodel for an existing building. The process and requirements vary depending on the location and complexity of your building. Contact Development Services to help you get started.
Colorado Business Resource Guide https://www.coloradosbdc.org/the-colorado-business-resource-guide/
Denver Small Business Development Center www.coloradosbdc.org
Counselor to America’s Small Business (SCORE) www.scoredenver.org
Colorado Secretary of State www.sos.state.co.us
Denver Treasury Division www.denvergov.org/treasury
Colorado Department of Revenue www.taxcolorado.com
Internal Revenue Service www.irs.gov
Colorado Department of Revenue, Operations Tax Branch www.coworkforce.com/UIT
Colorado Division of Worker’s Compensation www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/dwc
Colorado State Directory of New Hires www.newhire.state.co.us
Denver Office of Economic Development, Workforce Development www.denvergov.org/oed
Denver Excise and Licensing www.denvergov.org/businesslicensing
Colorado State Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Registration www.colorado.gov/apps/jboss/cbe/
The Denver Office of Economic Development offers "Nine Steps to Start Your Business," a helpful guide for new business owners.
By ordinance of the Denver Municipal Code, many businesses require business licenses. Licenses are issued by the Department of Excise and Licenses.