The city of Aurora serves as the host office for the Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC). A member of the Association for Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) and the Colorado SBDC Network, the Aurora-South Metro SBDC receives support from a number of organizations, including the city of Aurora, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the state of Colorado, corporate sponsors and community partners to assist us as we work to help businesses start, grow and prosper.
Who We Are and What We Provide
Staying competitive in today's market place requires that you continually assess your strategy and skill sets. Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center will strategize with you through training and one-on-one counseling.
The Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center offers assistance and support to entrepreneurs in Arapahoe, Douglas and Adams counties. We work with small business owners at all stages of business, whether they have an idea and are considering starting a business, have just started their business, or have been operating for an extended period of time. Our center provides a number of services and resources to help entrepreneurs start and run their company, including:
- FREE and confidential, one-on-one consulting with experienced small business counselors, either in person, telephone, internet, or email
- FREE or low-cost Seminars* covering small business topics
Extended engagement programs for existing businesses providing business and strategic planning
Resources and tools to aid you in business success such as:
Business Recognition Awards Program
Visit the Business Recognition Awards page to find out more about how the city recognizes businesses that contribute to the city's economic vitality, how to nominate a business for the next recognition program, and who we have honored in the past.
Development Services Manager
Economic & Business Development Supervisor
Executive Director, Aurora-South Metro SBDC
Santos Blan, Small Business Specialist
Specializes in financing, accounting, cash flow,
economics, employer/employee taxes, business planning and restaurant start-ups
Chuck Hahn, Small Business Specialist
Specializes in marketing, e-commerce, social media, networking, customer service and starting your business