2016 Annual Meeting

08/21/2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2017 Colorado Lending Source Reveals 2016 Economic Impact and Announces Small Business and Lender Awards during the 2016 Annual Meeting DENVER, CO—Colorado Lending Source, the state’s not-for-profit small business lender, shared the organization’s economic impact...

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Insight Into Hiring New Employees

08/16/2017

At Colorado Lending Source, when we post external vacancies, our process is to short-list several candidates. These candidates participate in an in-person interview with their potential supervisor as well as at least one other manager. From this process, two or three candidates are...

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How to Make a Valuable Impact

08/16/2017

During our current entrepreneur development class, guest presenter, Nathan Havey, shared his unique perspective on what it means to make a valuable impact as an entrepreneur. Through his business Thrive Consulting, Nathan and his team...

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Questions to ask before starting a business

08/11/2017

You have an idea for a business, but where do you begin? Before jumping into the technical logistics of starting your company, there are several questions you should ask…

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New COO & CFO Announced

04/05/2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Colorado Lending Source, the state’s not-for-profit small business lender, has appointed China Califf as Chief Operating Officer and Karol Jones as Chief Financial Officer to the organization.

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2015: The 25th Anniversary

12/18/2015

2015 marked Colorado Lending Source’s 25th Anniversary. The one time, one-man organization evolved to become the top Certified Development Company in Colorado, and top ten in the nation, with an outstanding portfolio of over 1,300 loans and more than a half billion dollars. Surviving twenty-five...

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2014: The Blake Street Building

12/18/2015

By 2014, Colorado Lending Source hardly resembled the grassroots organization it once was. Nearly 280 loans were being approved through three loan programs, membership was at an all time high, and education and entrepreneurship were at the forefront of the organization’s future. There were also...

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2013: The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

11/25/2015

In 2013 small business surged as the nation recovered from the Great Recession. There were nearly 28 million small businesses in the country, and over 556,000 in Colorado alone. Colorado Lending Source assisted 52 startup businesses attain financing in 2013, historically the most ever for the...

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2012: The First Colorado Main Street SBA Loan

11/25/2015

In conjunction with the Small Business Jobs Act, the Small Business Administration introduced an Intermediary Lending Program (ILP) to help meet the needs of small businesses suffering from a lack of credit due to poor economic conditions and changes in the financial market. Through a competitive...

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2011: The First Colorado Main Street USDA Loan

11/25/2015

In 2011, Colorado Lending Source was awarded a $300,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of the new Intermediary Relending Program (IRP). With an additional contribution of $150,000 from Colorado Lending Source’s own funds, the Colorado Main Street Loans Program made its debut...

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