Entrepreneur and Small Business Support

Steamboat Springs Chamber Membership

Membership with the Steamboat Springs Chamber provides resources for businesses through advocacy alerts, educational events, community networking opportunities, and more. Learn more Visit our Membership page to learn more about how the Chamber is working for you.


The Routt County Economic Development Partnership (RCEDP) works to match talent, sites, incentives, and infrastructure with businesses expanding and relocating to Routt County. Learn more about how they can help you and your business here.

RCEDP also provides business counseling through the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center.  The Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center offers free, confidential business counseling for new and existing small businesses. The YVEC was established in 1999 and has assisted hundreds of local businesses launch and stay viable through changing economic conditions. 

Steamboat Springs Workforce Center

The Steamboat Workforce Center offers free services to both employers and job seekers. Employer services include but are not limited to, applicant screening and referrals, recruitment assistance, labor market information, on-the-job training, reimbursement, workshops, information on tax credits, and layoff assistance. For job seekers, it is a one-stop location for job training and placement assistance. 

Colorado Mountain College

CMC Business Courses

Looking for more formal education? Colorado Mountain College campus at Steamboat Springs offers courses in business skills such as accounting, Quickbooks, and entrepreneurial operations. CMC also offers a certificate program in entrepreneurship, an associate degree in business, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration. 


Local businesses have access to a wide variety of financing sources, including local banks, alternative funding sources and other loan programs.

Sales Tax Laws

When researching how to finance a business plan, it is important to consider Colorado’s sales tax laws. To learn how to comply with these laws through a series of videos, please click here.

Young Professionals Network

The Young Professionals Network is an organization established through the Steamboat Chamber that brings together motivated individuals and offers opportunities to grow professionally. Through local business networking, professional development and community involvement, the group helps young professionals who may come for a ski season to prosper in their business lives so they might stay for a lifetime.

Steamboat Library

The Bud Werner Memorial Library is a modern, spacious facility frequented by entrepreneurs to conduct business appointments in a free meeting room, work from the free high-speed wifi connection, or research full-text articles from 2,500 online journals and 15 business and economic-related databases. The library has reference librarians, a large magazine collection, frequent cultural and educational programs, and E-books and audio books for mobile readers and listeners.

Bud Werner Memorial Library in Downtown Steamboat Springs