Business Communication Guide

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Business Support

Colorado OEDIT has modified their tool for finding small business resources. You can now screen and filter available resources with this tool.

They will also continue to update this spreadsheet of outside, alternative funding sources. You can find this list here.

If you have further questions about resource availability do not hesitate to contact Temporary Disaster Recovery Coordinator Loren Ahonen at or 970-641-7981.

Event Review Guidance

More information for planning your event can be found here.

Thank you for your support in keeping our community healthy, safe, and open!

All Business Meetings

All Business Group – This meeting is being shifted to an as-needed schedule rather than a recurring weekly offering.

Tuesday @ 9 AM
Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 982 1914 2599
Password: 109791 
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Important Information for all open businesses!

All open businesses must complete the hygiene and social distancing protocols and post them in their business. These do not need to be submitted, but they must be visible in your place of business. Please also note that all open businesses must operate within the restrictions outlined in approved sector plans (see your industry’s page in the menu to the right for the different sector plans) as approved by the public health director.

Business Questions

Businesses can submit their general questions to the Recovery team. Click here to submit your questions.

Currently, most Business subgroups are not meeting on a weekly basis. However, there are times when the County will seek to convene specific subgroups for information gathering and dissemination. Those who have subscribed to the subsector email list below will receive those notifications.

Self-subscribe to industry subgroups for email notifications:

All Business
Outfitters & Guides
Real Estate
Retail & Service
Summer Programs


The below resources are applicable to a large audience. Industry specific resource links may also be found under the subgroup tabs.

Business Checklist for Public Health Order Compliance

Business Public Health Order Checklist – The factors used to assess business compliance with the Public Health Order can be found here.

Business Signage

Other Business Signage

Recently Released

Training or Learning Resources

Federal Resources

CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act
Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

The ERC program is designed to encourage eligible employers to keep employees on their payroll, despite experiencing economic hardship related to COVID-19. ERC is a good alternative to PPP in communities were businesses have been ordered to suspend or partially suspend operations. Businesses can’t do ERC and PPP.  If they have the necessary liquidity, businesses may decide that the ERC is better than borrowing funds and waiting for the forgiveness. They can take the credit right out of their quarterly payment. Clients are encouraged to discuss this with their accountant.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Small Business Administration (SBA)

Chart of similarities and differences between PPP and EIDL
Source: Colorado SBDC
More details comparing these two programs:
SBA EIDL Program vs the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Other resources on federal loans and checks

Regional and Private Resources

Governor Polis Executive Orders
Other State Resources
County Resources
Private Resources