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The SMB Government Resource Center brings together representatives from local, state and federal government agencies on the main expo floor providing expertise and insight to attendees; including direct access to advisors and experts.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Representatives will include: Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Dr. Winslow Sargeant - Washington DC and Regional Advocate, John W. Hart.

The SBDC combines information and resources from federal, state and local governments with those of the education system and private sector to meet the specialized and complex needs of the small business community. Consulting experts work in partnership to provide entrepreneurs with crucial information that can mean the difference between success and failure.
Representatives will include: Kelly Manning & Abram Sloss

Connect2DOT is an innovative program partnership between the Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), designed to help small businesses in the transportation industry become more competitive and successful in bidding and contracting with CDOT and other local transportation agencies.

The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) is responsible for the operation and delivery of information and communications technology (ICT) services and innovation across all Executive Branch agencies in the State of Colorado. Our mission is to increase the effectiveness of government through the use of shared information and technology.
Representatives will include: Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer, Kristin Russell

The Colorado Secretary of State’s office protects the rights and serves the dreams of Coloradoans. We do this by focusing on citizens, business owners and nonprofit managers-answering their questions and solving their problems with personable and innovative customer service. The promise of the Division of Business and Licensing is to make Colorado better for business.
Representatives will include: Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler and Program Manager Brian Gryth

As technology brings the world’s markets closer together, it is imperative for U.S. companies to think globally to grow their businesses. Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, supports American businesses investing in emerging markets by offering solutions to problems including lack of financing and political risk.
Representatives will include: Allison Gatchev – Washington DC

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division remains committed to providing the resources necessary to assist small business owners and managers maintain or achieve full compliance with statutes administered by our agency. We are available to answer questions and provide reference materials to assist you in meeting the requirements laid out under the law.

The U.S. Commercial Service offers international business development for U.S. companies by offering international market analysis, counseling, market research, international trade show support and advocacy for U.S. business overseas. The U.S. Commercial Service Denver is part of the agency’s worldwide network of offices in more than 70 countries.
Representatives will include: Director – U.S. Commercial Service Denver, Paul Bergman

As an award-winning nonprofit organization, Accion increases access to business credit, makes business loans, and provides training and support. We work with a variety of clients and often lend to start-up businesses. We enable entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and be catalysts for positive economic and social change. To submit your small business loan application, please visit our website
Representatives will include: Regional Senior Loan Officer, Jesse Golland

Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) is a non-profit CDFI whose mission is to fuel economic opportunity by providing financing and support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. We also provide pre- and post-loan training and technical assistance to help clients build their capacity to become successful borrowers.
Representatives will include: Cecilia Prinster and Alan Ramirez

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