Wither Goest Thou Opportunity Zones?


Opportunity Zones & Small Biz Opportunity Zones were created as part of the federal tax reform package enacted in late 2017 with the intent of addressing some of the uneven economic recovery that has occurred since the great recession, which left many low-to-moderate income census tract areas (...

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Help us Identify Your Small Business Needs


Federal Reserve Credit Survey of Small Business Colorado Lending Source is participating in this year's Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey by inviting our borrowers and other small business owners to participate! Why is this important? If more than 50 completed responses are received as a...

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When can we expect the next recession?


October marks the 112th month of steady growth since the Great Recession ended in June 2009, making it the second longest recovery in the history of the United States.

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Denver Startup Week 2018


Sponsoring the Maker Track We can't rave enough about Denver Startup Week! As the Maker Track Sponsor for the third year in a row, we're thrilled to share the success and gloat about our impact... The numbers are in and this year Denver Startup Week saw more than 16,000 registrants with 417 events...

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Why We Love Denver Startup Week


Denver Startup Week: Tips & Tidbits We are coming up on our third year as the Maker Track Sponsor for Denver Startup Week! Being part of such a robust entrepreneurial community is truly amazing, hence why we love playing such a large role. Created by the community, for the community, Denver...

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The Importance of Character-Based Lending


One of the least imponderable imponderables to me is the fact that ever since the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) began collecting information on year-over-year small business survival rates, the life cycle of most new small businesses in Colorado and elsewhere in the United States is fairly...

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FY 2019 SBA Fees Announced


The Small Business Administration has announced new fees for the SBA 504 and SBA 7(a) loan programs during Fiscal Year 2019 that will be effective October 1, 2018. You can view the SBA Notices for 504 and 7(a) here. Below is a summary of the updated fee details. SBA 504 loans approved during FY...

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2018 Golf Tournament!


2018 Annual Golf Tournament & Luncheon Recap! On August 9, 2018, Colorado Lending Source celebrated our 16th Annual Golf Tournament and Luncheon! With nearly 120 golfers the competition was heated, especially at the Gnome Hole! We would like to thank everyone, particularly our members, for...

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Entrepreneurs Solve Problems


There seems to be a great deal of confusion about what it means to be an entrepreneur. Some argue that to be an entrepreneur you must launch a technology company anticipating rapid growth while taking on substantial personal financial risk. Similarly, some economic development organizations only...

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2016: Identifying and Articulating Core Values


In 2016, Colorado Lending Source’s leadership team embarked on a collective journey to answer how the staff worked together internally, as well as how they worked with small business owners and lenders. By diving deep into their sentiments behind the mission, the leadership team was able to...

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