CARES Act - Part 1

03/30/2020

The 880-page CARES Act contains many new rules and regulations designed to assist the broader US economy and slow the inevitable decline into recession caused by Covid-19 while laying the groundwork for a speedy economic recovery. In this two-part series, I will focus on key aspects of the new...

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Renting Vs Owning Commercial Real Estate

02/28/2020

When is it better for a Colorado-based small business to own rather than rent their space? Colorado is a fairly entrepreneurial state. We have 167,643 firms with employees plus 517,350 non-employer establishments (typically sole proprietors, gigs, side-hustles and the like). The number of non-...

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Interview with Ice House Grad, Mariele Ivy

02/20/2020

Representing Love All Ways Having never been exposed to the starving artist mentality, Mariele Ivy always knew she would be successful using her natural creative abilities. Growing up with an artistic, entrepreneurial father exposed her at a young age to creative pursuits that could support both a...

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Small Business Lending Conditions

11/20/2019

Most people are unaware of the fact that in addition to moving interest rates up and down every so often, sometimes for random and inexplicable reasons, the twelve Federal Reserve banks collaborate each year on a national survey of small business credit, which has now become the preeminent...

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Fort Collins Main Street Loan Program

10/30/2019

Fort Collins Main Street Loan Program A $1 Million Loan Pool Available to Fort Collins Based Businesses The Fort Collins Main Street loan program is a subset of the Colorado Main Street loan program created in partnership between Colorado Lending Source and the City of Fort Collins. Like the...

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Our Growing Entrepreneurial Community

10/24/2019

"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about." – Margaret J. Wheatley A community grows stronger with every new member, and ours is growing daily! Check out our interactive map below to discover the many businesses we have helped to start or build their...

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#DENStartupWeek

10/11/2019

Yet another successful year has come to an end... and we definitely have the post startup week blues. But we can rest assured that our impact was once again far reaching across Denver and beyond! Created for the community by the community, here are some highlights from the week...

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The Gem in the Crown

08/21/2019

In today’s economy, banks face more competition around small business lending than they did sixty-six years ago, particularly given the proliferation of new non-regulated, on-line, alternative lending sources in combination with the...

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2019 Golf Tournament Winners!!

08/15/2019

Our 17th Annual Golf Tournament is a Wrap! As the summer is coming to an end, Colorado Lending Source hosted our 17th Annual Golf Tournament at West Woods Golf Club in Arvada on August 8, 2019! With nearly 130 golfers in attendance, we used this opportunity to thank our community of resource...

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Is 100x worth the $$?

06/26/2019

On my travels around Colorado, I often hear the sentiment expressed that wouldn’t it be peachy keen (well, perhaps not those exact words) if Colorado companies could attract more venture capital?

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