Business Resources

How to Start a Business Guide

This guide will walk you through what is needed to start a business in Fort Lupton and provide you with helpful resources.

AIMS Community College
Aims offers general education courses so you can earn your associate’s degree, or sign up for classes in the Nurse Aide (NA) program. Aims also offers degrees and certificates in Agriculture Business, Agriculture Production, Oil and Gas Technologies, Welding, Animal Science, and Carpentry.

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
Get capital to grow your business. CHFA’s programs can help you realize your entrepreneurial dreams. CHFA has programs for non-profit and for-profit businesses along with unique resources for manufacturers, healthy food grocers, and rural businesses. 

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with statewide partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth.

Colorado Small Business Development Center
The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network is dedicated to helping existing and new businesses grow and prosper through free, one-on-one consulting and no- or low-cost business training programs.

Economic Development Council of Colorado
The Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) is a professional organization dedicated to strengthening Colorado’s economy. By unifying organizations involved in economic development and the private sector in a balanced partnership, EDCC provides statewide opportunities and benefits unique to the industry.

FLURA (Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority)
The Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority (FLURA) is the City of Fort Lupton's redevelopment agency. FLURA was formed to promote redevelopment and reinvestment within the City of Fort Lupton and to create a thriving community that is economically diverse.

Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce

Upstate Economic Development Corp.
Upstate Colorado Economic Development is a public/private non-profit economic development corporation that provides services to all of Weld County. Their work focuses on supporting primary employers, those that bring equity into the local economy by supporting the retail, service and professional sectors. Their mission focuses on facilitating and attracting investment, creating new job opportunities, stimulating income growth and expanding the local community tax base.

US Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through its Rural Development mission area, provides financial resources and support for rural communities, residents and businesses.

U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA provides a number of financial assistance programs for small businesses that have been specifically designed to meet key financing needs, including debt financing, surety bonds, and equity financing.

Weld County Work Force
Employment Services of Weld County is a comprehensive workforce center which connects resources for employment, education, and training services. Employment Services of Weld County offers these services at the local, state, and national level.