Last week Larimer County submitted for the “5 Star” certified business variance program, locally known as the Level Up Program. The 5 Star State Certification Program enables businesses that meet enhanced safety guidelines in qualifying counties to open at greater capacity. For this program to start in Larimer County, our application needs to be approved by the state and our regional COVID-19 case numbers need to continue to decline. The good news is that we expect to meet both of these conditions in the very near future, so we are asking interested local businesses to complete the Level Up pre-application process.
Loveland Small Business Assistance Program – $750,000 in Aid for Impacted Small Businesses
Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Larimer County, the state has imposed mandatory level red restrictions on our businesses and citizens. In order to help support City of Loveland small businesses that are currently enduring the effects of these restrictions, the City of Loveland has created a $750,000 fund to provide much needed relief to our hardest hit small businesses that operate within the city limits.
Northern Colorado Regional Economic Development Partners Release COVID-19 Response and Recovery Map
The Northern Colorado Regional Economic Development Initiative (NoCo REDI) has released a roadmap outlining the central intersections of the public and private sectors and their partnerships to share the way the region is working together to reignite our economy. The map serves as a visual representation highlighting the alignment of resources and mitigation work implemented […]
Rent, mortgage aid available to Loveland businesses
An estimated 100 Loveland businesses could benefit from a $550,000 rent relief fund established by the City of Loveland Economic Development Department to provide pandemic-related rent and mortgage aid.
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?
Business in the Midst of Chaos
Just a few short months ago most of us were setting business goals for 2020, feeling optimistic and anticipating another year of growth. None of us knew at the time that our planning would be scuttled so early in the year by a global pandemic. The past couple of weeks in the U.S. has seen […]
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.