Opinion: A Colorado mom-and-pop business inches closer to red ink
The reason? A creaky, leaky Postal Service that fails to deliver the goods
12 charts that tell you everything you need to know about Colorado’s Paycheck Protection loans
More than half of Colorado’s $15.1 billion Paycheck Protection loans have been forgiven
Federal loans saved Colorado salons last year. But now other economic forces are cutting their profits.
Salons were among the top industries to apply for federal PPP loans in Colorado. They’re also among the smallest of the small businesses, with few resources to navigate the COVID recovery.
5 big tax bills Colorado lawmakers passed this year that will affect your wallet
Significant changes were made to property tax rates, tax loopholes and tax credits that will affect the wallets of people across the state
A Denver community forms around murals to find hope in art, friendship and “mutual aid”
New window murals on retailer Hope Tank’s storefront bring attention to social issues while benefiting the artist, female entrepreneurs and local merchants.
What’s Working: Forgivable loans for the unemployed, the end of pandemic jobless benefits is next week
Get back on the roller coaster that is Unemployed Colorado, which heads into the last week of federal unemployment benefits. What’s next plus: Dashboards, fraud updates and more!
Colorado’s smallest small businesses can now get larger federal coronavirus loans
Many sole proprietors opted for unemployment last year. This time around, even tiny businesses that lost money are eligible for larger Payroll Protection Program loans.
Opinion: Protest, perseverance and partnership as a small business faces COVID-19
Within several weeks of hearing about COVID-19, we were forced to lay off our entire staff and overnight lost 75% of our revenue.
What’s Working: Colorado unemployment system getting rebuilt, new round of Paycheck Protection loans start Monday
Other states have started paying the $300 bonus while some on unemployment are still waiting on the computers.
A look at Steamboat Springs’ long list of outdoor businesses
With an educated workforce, easy airport access and great product-testing grounds right out the office door, Steamboat Springs is a true hotbed of outdoor businesses. Here are some companies that call the Routt County town home.
What’s Working: Colorado resources for the unemployed, those in need or those who’d like to support them
After another up-and-down week for unemployment benefits as new federal relief seemed final and then not, let’s focus on what’s important: People
Updated federal coronavirus loan program offers more relief, but not all Colorado businesses are eligible
The new congressional coronavirus relief bill now allows small businesses to deduct expenses paid for by forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loan funds and other federal grants
Opinion: These days, running a small business means wrestling with the unknown
Opinion: Small businesses are disappearing while Amazon’s profits grow
What’s Working: Colorado unemployment rate drops to 6.4%, $19 million for small businesses, plus “Lost Wages” leftovers
It’s the last day to certify for the $300 LWA, but if you’ve been stuck in the state’s unemployment system, there’s still $180 million left.
New form isn’t the “blanket forgiveness” some Colorado businesses hoped for in federal paycheck loan program
Months after the federal Paycheck Protection Program ended, some lenders are still waiting on guidance to forgive Colorado’s 109,170 pandemic relief loans
A mission-minded loan source that doesn’t care if you’re a startup with no experience, revenues or credit
CDFIs, like Colorado Enterprise Fund, provide underserved communities with capital when banks say no. The niche is attracting investors seeking impact, including Google and Netflix
Here’s the latest look at which Colorado businesses received Paycheck Protection Program loans — and how much they got
Search the 109,170 small businesses that received a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan in Colorado, though most business names were withheld.
What’s Working: Why it takes two months to get a callback on unemployment: 25% of scheduled calls are “no shows”
Plus: New $300 federal bonus is coming soon, with limits; Monarch Casino has 200 jobs; new grants for small businesses.
Many Colorado restaurants have closed. The ones still open aren’t sure how long they can weather coronavirus.
State data shows that even though restaurants have recovered some since April, the industry is still down thousands of jobs. More than 2,500 establishments have shut down since March.