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A Note from our Board President


Dear Colorado Lending Source Community, It is with sadness and positive anticipation that I am sharing our job posting for the CEO position with Colorado Lending Source. I can’t imagine Colorado Lending Source would be what it is today – a thriving organization of over 30 brilliant, talented team...

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Quasi Vale


Planning for the Next Chapter For the last few years, I have been working with the Board of Directors of Colorado Lending Source on a succession plan that would allow me to leave the organization on 09/30/2020, the date of my twentieth anniversary with one of the most amazing organizations in the...

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Small Business Emergency Loans


Colorado Lending Source has made loan funds available specifically for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are located in rural Colorado and in Fort Collins. Learn more about these financing options.

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CARES Act - Part 1


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


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


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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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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