Business Advocacy Council
The Eagle Chamber’s Business Advocacy Council is here to help every new or existing business thrive in Eagle. The Mission of the Council is to be a valued partner to all businesses and governmental agencies in Eagle, leveraged by business owners, consulted by public decision and policy makers, and known by the business community as a key contributor to their existing and future successes and to the town of Eagle becoming the most vibrant mountain business community in Colorado.
Small Business Development Center
For help in starting or growing your small business, we recommend the NorthWest Colorado Small Business Development Center, which is dedicated to developing new and existing entrepreneurs resulting in an established future of work for our communities.
Their free video series is excellent.
At no charge, you can meet with a business consultant who understands your situation and can devise an action plan to progress your business. Areas of consulting can include: business plan development, marketing strategy, registration and licensing, start-up and financing preparation. Consulting is free, confidential, and tailored to your business.
Starting a Business
Here are some basic steps to follow when starting a business. This list is not all-inclusive; other steps may be appropriate for your specific type of business, and we are here to help you.
Growing Your Business
Establishing a strong business credit score is a key component of building a healthy company, yet many business owners fail to realize the importance of this number in the eyes of lenders, and their customers.
To help with this issue, here is a resource that breaks down the benefits of having a strong business credit score, how to establish business credit, and how to improve an existing business credit score: www.bankrate.com/credit-cards/building-better-business-credit-score.
Small Business Loans
Whether starting a new business or growing your business, financing your move is critically important. One organization that can help is Colorado Lending Source. They help inspired people create thriving businesses with funding, education and resources. You may qualify for a Small Business Administration 504 or 7(a) loan; or fund that long list of needs for your new or growing business with a Community Advantage or Colorado Main Street loan.
What would we do without Facebook or Twitter or LinkedIn? Social media has become so integral in our daily lives that our answer is a resounding: ‘We have no idea’. It’s changed the way we communicate with our friends, how we share photos of our kids, and how we market our businesses. Social media for small businesses can be a cost-effective way to generate leads and drive traffic. Not sure how to accomplish that? Here’s an excellent Guide to Social Media for Small Business.
Colorado Mountain College
Eagle Chamber Members can take advantage of Colorado Mountain College’s impressive array of online courses at a 15% discount. Many of their courses are fully transferable at some of the lowest tuition rates anywhere. It’s a great value for learning, especially with a 15% discount! 300+ instructor-facilitated online courses are available including: Creating a Successful Business Plan, Administrative Assistant Fundamentals, Principles of Sales Management, Successful Construction, Business and Marketing Writing, and Starting a Non-profit.
Need office space or a shared work space? In case this is a good fit for you, CoWorking is alive and well in Eagle at Colorado Workspace in Eagle Ranch. Colorado Workspace is a rebranded, modern co-working concept tailored to the mountain lifestyle and geared toward balancing members’ personal and professional lives. Connect your computer, connect your business, connect with professionals, connect with friends, connect with people with shared interests, connect with the community, all at Colorado Workspace.
Please contact the Eagle Chamber if you need additional resources.
Interested in living, working or growing a business in or near Eagle? Our Relocation Guide will help.
The organizations linked below can provide more information about the area, activities, business resources and establishing a residence or businesses here.