Finding the Community Advantage


How financing your dreams helps us fulfill our mission to foster the economic growth of diverse small businesses. We became a lender 28 years ago, and since then have worked to help ensure Colorado is a great place to start and grow a business. Today, we offer four small business loan programs to...

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SBA 7(a) Policy Updates


SBA Notice 5000-17057 Dated 4/3/2017 this Notice revises and clarifies several policies in SOP 50 10 5(J), with changes effective immediately. Here's a summary of the key points: Credit Elsewhere and Owner Liquidity: Lenders are now required to consider the liquidity of owners of 20% or more of the...

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The New SBA 504 25-Year Debenture


The Small Business Administration announced on Tuesday, April 3rd that they will begin accepting applications for the SBA 504 25-year Debenture.

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Ladies, Let's Talk Business...


Resources for Female Entrepreneurs In honor of Women’s History Month, we want to highlight some small business resources that are specifically dedicated to female entrepreneurs. Creating a network of like-minded individuals is beneficial for anyone looking to pursue a business venture, especially...

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The Benefits of Bank Trainings


We know the Small Business Administration loan programs can be overwhelming... so to help your lending team navigate the loan process, Colorado Lending Source is proud to offer bank trainings! Bank trainings are a great opportunity for lenders who are looking to learn more about the SBA loan...

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Why are men disappearing from the U.S. labor force?


The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City recently published a studious Economic Review article looking at why... ... the labor force participation rates among prime aged males has declined so rapidly over the last two decades. The author of the article argued that the primary reason why fewer and...

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A 5 Step Guide to Starting a Business


There are many different things to consider when starting a business. The process may seem overwhelming, daunting or even terrifying at times, but there are a variety of resources and steps you can take to get your business off the ground.

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On this day in 1779 …


On this day in 1779 … A few years after “discovering” Australia, Captain James Cook had sighted and anchored off the Islands of Hawaii in January 1778, where he spent two weeks trading and taking on food and water in preparation for his exploration of the coast of North America and Alaska, in...

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Turning Side Hustles into Dream Businesses....


Living with a gluten allergy can be incredibly limiting, especially when it comes to indulging in dessert! But Jessica Berry, owner of Bosco Baking Company, is making access to gluten-free goodies more available and more delicious than ever before.

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On this day in 38 BC...


Octavius divorced his wife Scribonia, obviously a writer, to marry Livia Drusilla, not a writer but active on social media nevertheless, ending the fragile peace that existed between the son of the greatest general the Roman Republic ever saw, Pompey, and the Second Triumvirate, a hastily created...

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