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Small Business Services

Group of peopleYou want to grow your existing business, or, you've got questions as an aspiring entrepreneur. The Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can help.  The SBDC offers free and confidential virtual consulting by appointment, free and low-cost training, and can connect you with a variety of small business resources.

Aurora-South Metro SBDC has a mission to help existing and new small businesses grow and prosper.  The city of Aurora is host to the SBDC and has an office in the Aurora Municipal Center.  The SBDC serves all of Aurora AND businesses in Arapahoe, Douglas and south Jefferson counties.

If launching a new business, your first step is to become knowledgeable about the basics of running your own business.  The SBDC offers the required FREE webinar "Fired Up:  I Want to Start a Business!".  It is offered one or two times a month.  Please pre-register at

Consulting with Aurora-SouthMetro SBDC can address such topics as:              

  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Funding Options
  • Cash Flow Analysis and Sales Projections
  • Operations
  • Manufacturing
  • Creation of a Marketing Plan
  • Social Media Presence
  • Branding
  • Certification and Government Contracting
  • Bidding on Government Contracts
  • Pricing of Products and Services
  • Buy/Sell Analysis and Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Brick-and-Mortar or Home-Based Assistance
  • Child Care Businesses
  • Cooperatives
  • Cultural and Policy Strategies
  • Import/Export Compliance
  • International Trade Research and Strategies
  • Training on and Review of Business Plans

       And much more!

Our consulting services are conducted by a team of entrepreneurs and industry experts, and best of all, consulting is FREE.
Sign up as a client of the SBDC at no charge:

To stay up to date on our services and training programs, please sign up to receive the SBDC's monthly BizBeat e-Newsletter either from the SBDC home page or the Contact Us page (scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your email).  You may opt out at any time.

Eager to learn more? With the help of the Aurora-South Metro SBDC, your goal to grow your business or your dream of owning a business can become a reality. In the meantime, there are additional helpful resources:

- Browse the Colorado Business Resource Book by topic.A great resource!

- The Colorado Department of Revenue offers free business tax classes, covering compliance topics and essential tax processes and tools.

- Explore various business planning tools at and

- Find tax information for businesses at the IRS website.

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