Start A Business

Thank you for considering starting a business in Cortez.  There are many local, state and federal steps to this process.  Below are some helpful links.  On the left hand side of this page, there are some resources to help you get started.  Whether your business is located in town or in your home please view the "Choose a Location" page to see the process for finding out if you are in compliance with codes.  Thank you and best of luck with your business!


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 Colorado SBDC Business Resource Guide 

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Colorado Rural Technical Assistance Program

Colorado Office of Economic Development


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State of Colorado Resources for Small Businesses

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            Register your business and business name with the State of Colorado

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Get an Employer Identification Number (EIN) EINs must be used by business entities like corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Sole proprietors are not required to have an EIN but may obtain one if they wish. Click here to get your EIN.