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Colorado SBDC COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources (Image courtesy of Central Mountain Small Business Development Center)

Central Mountain Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) Director Jamie Billesbach has been working to provide resources and support for small businesses located in Chaffee County during the coronavirus outbreak known as the COVID-19 pandemic. Billesbach is helping businesses in Colorado respond to the current health crisis with answers, links and support so that they can make clear decisions on the next steps to choose for their business.

An announcement from the Central Mountain SBDC office said, “While it has been just two weeks since the State of Colorado and our Federal Government declared State & National Emergencies the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic have hit our small businesses and community hard. Life has changed as we know it and finding answers to questions and business support have been difficult to locate or confusing.”

“If your small business or nonprofit still has questions unanswered, the Colorado SBDC network collaborates with the Office of Economic Development and other state and federal agencies to provide you the latest COVID-19 small business response resources,” said the SBDC announcement.

“Our local Central Mountain SBDC regional office serving Chaffee, Lake and Park counties can assist you with free confidential consulting to further answer small business questions, help with applications and forms,  EDIL [Economic Injury Disaster Loan], other financial support and unemployment questions, needs and programs.”

The Central Mountain SBDC said, “The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) is here to help businesses affected by recent disasters in Colorado, including how to respond to the current health crisis. Our consultants and partners—including the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)— provide services to assist with disaster loan applications, long-term planning, insurance navigation, physical and economic loss estimations, business preparedness and more. Please reach out to us today to help you during this crisis. Be prepared, not scared.”

For more COVID-19 information provided by the SBDC, click here:

The SBDC said they now have 10 local consultants trained and available to help and businesses can email

Please click to download FREE COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources Guide.

Click here for the most current daily updates and links to program assistance. 

Featured Photo: COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Employees (Image courtesy of City of Fremont)