Five Ways You Can Support Colorado Small Businesses

Small business week is a great opportunity to support the small businesses in your community. Here are some tips for ways you can support small businesses this week and all year long! Support Pro-Business Candidates for Office Local, state, and federal policies have a significant impact on businesses. There are many ways to make an […]

Small Businesses Can Make a Difference and Influence Policy

It’s crucial for small businesses to have a voice in shaping legislation and policies, especially during economic challenges that are raising the cost of doing business. Legislative decisions can significantly influence business operations, restrict market access and affect overall success. Small businesses form the backbone of Colorado’s economy, and their perspectives are essential in guiding […]

How are Small Businesses Defined?

Small businesses remain a cornerstone of the U.S. economy, comprising a staggering 99.9% of all American firms, totaling around 33 million enterprises. But what exactly qualifies as a small business today? In general, a small business typically has fewer than 500 employees, but according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the real answer depends […]

Celebrate National Small Business Week!

April 28th through May 4th, 2024 For over 60 years, National Small Business Week (NSBW) has celebrated the small businesses that are the backbone of our nation and our local communities, and highlights the integral part they play in shaping the economy. NSBW takes place annually during the first week of May. To celebrate NSBW, […]

Equity in HR Virtual Conference May 15

The Colorado Chamber is a sponsor of the 2024 Equity in HR Virtual Conference organized by Diverse Talent on Wednesday, May 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The conference is designed for HR professionals, business owners and anyone in a hiring and supervisory role. Continuing education credits will be offered for each of the eight educational sessions. […]

SecureSavings Deadlines Looming for Small Businesses

All Colorado employers who have been in business for at least 2 years, have 5 or more employees, and that don’t offer a qualified retirement plan for their employees are required by law to facilitate Colorado SecureSavings or another qualified plan. There are private alternatives to the state-run IRA plan. Chamber member Fidelity Investments is […]

Colorado Small Businesses: A Look at the Economic Profile

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently released the Small Business Economic Profile for Colorado, which provides a comprehensive look at the impact of small businesses on the state’s economy. The report highlights the vital role that small businesses play in job creation, innovation, and economic growth. According to the report, there are approximately 691,230 small […]

Small businesses have the power to impact policies and effect change!

It is crucial for small businesses to have a say in the formation of policies and regulations that directly impact their operations. Government decisions can significantly affect the success of businesses and limit their potential for growth. Given that small enterprises are a vital aspect of the Colorado economy, their input is crucial in shaping […]

Supporting Colorado’s small businesses

Small businesses are the backbone of the Colorado economy and supporting them is crucial for the growth of our communities. Here are some tips for ways you can support small businesses this week and all year long! Shop local Whenever possible, shop at local Colorado-based businesses. By doing so, you are supporting the local economy […]

Defining a Small Business

Small businesses are a dominant force in the U.S. economy, accounting for 99.7% of all American firms, with a staggering 28 million in operation. However, determining what qualifies as a small business can be complex. In general, a small business has fewer than 1,500 employees and an average annual revenue of no more than $38.5 […]