Larimer County Public Health has received partial approval of the submitted variance request seeking state approval to slowly reopen businesses ahead of the statewide safer at home restrictions. This re-opening is done thoughtfully with the safety of the community as the priority. Businesses allowed to re-open or expand have additional protocols and requirements to meet […]
Larimer County Public Health Amends Face Covering Order
Larimer County Public Health has amended the public health order requiring face coverings for employees and customers to enter businesses in Larimer County. Larimer County continues to work with local businesses to develop creative mechanisms to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus as part of the overall goal of keeping County businesses and residents […]
NoCoSafetySupply.com provides a local business resource exchange for PPE & safety supplies
A resource to bridge northern Colorado businesses with much-needed PPE, safety, and cleaning supplies has been launched as an accessible way to source and provide items in order to help reopen and operate safely. NoCoSafetySupply.com connects suppliers and those businesses in need in response to the increased demand for these types of supplies from the COVID-19 […]
Northern Colorado Regional Economic Partners Announce NoCoRecovers.com
FORT COLLINS, COLO. – April 9, 2020 – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, chamber of commerce professionals and economic developers from across the region have come together to launch a single source of up-to-date information to support the business community of Northern Colorado. The site launched on April 9, 2020 and resides at […]
Experiences, Comments, and Suggestions for Restaurant Businesses Dealing with COVID-19
March 30th, 2020 Our Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) advises a large number of restaurant and food products businesses and entrepreneurs. We’re extremely fortunate to have two experienced restauranteurs as consultants, Tiffany Helton with Stuft Burger and John Verderame, veteran of several high-profile restaurants. Here are some of their experiences, comments, and suggestions for […]
Business Social Distancing Certification – The Long & Short of It
On March 22nd, Governor Polis issues Executive Order D 2020 013, which ordered employers in non-critical businesses to reduce their workforce by 50%, unless they can self-certify compliance. The biggest question we are receiving is: How do I self-certify my business?
Apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Updated as of March 19, 2020, 2:05 pm Effective March 19, 2020, Colorado has been declared an eligible disaster zone. The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). All 64 Colorado […]
Support Local Restaurants with Delivery!
With the closure of local restaurant dine-in options, it’s more important than ever to utilize delivery services to help these businesses stay afloat, as well as the drivers who are often contract employees. If you’re doing your part and social distancing, there are still ways that you can support the local economy that provides our community with so much flavor! Many of the largest delivery services are stepping up to help people stay safe and support our local economy in big ways.
Small Business Disaster Preparedness
Updated as of March 23, 2020, 3:45 pm The Loveland Business Development Center in conjunction with the Colorado SBDC Network is here to help businesses who have been affected by recent disasters in Colorado including response to the current health crisis. Our consultants and partners including the SBA provide services to assist with disaster loan […]
Small Business and International Health Crisis: Business Preparedness vs. Freaking Out
Business Preparedness & Continuity Aikta Marcoulier March 11, 2020 Do you remember how it felt after Waldo Canyon Fire, the Black Forest Fire, and the floods following our regional disasters? If you were a small business, you might still be feeling the after effects. Recovery takes a long time, especially in a community that relies on […]