Interview with Ice House Grad, Mariele Ivy


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


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


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


"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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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


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!!


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 $$?


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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Wrangling the SBA's Definition of "Rural"


The mission of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) is to help Americans “start, build and grow businesses” ...

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Crafting Economic Development Policy


At every economic forecast event that I attended over the last few months, all the different presenters highlighted how many jobs Colorado was expected to create this year versus previous years. This was one of the first metrics discussed at each event.

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