Who is the Minority Business Office?

The Minority Business Office (MBO) helps minority, woman, and veteran-owned businesses learn how to create, establish and grow their business. We prepare entrepreneurs to best market themselves as a certified business and secure government contracts. The office works closely with small business associations, government agencies, state and local chambers, and statewide economic development offices.  


The Minority Business Office has an established network of public, private, and government resources that can be leveraged by businesses of all types and sizes to help businesses get in front of the right people and increase prospects locally, nationally, or internationally.


Technical Assistance Programming

  • MBO 101

    Introductory course to explore all Technical Assistance and programming available through the MBO office. Our goal is to align our educational programs to where you are in your journey as a small business owner and help you to identify the programs that will assist you in creating or better managing your business. (Course will Launch April 2022)

  • Business Foundations Program

    The Business Foundations Technical Assistance Program provides technical assistance and small grants to Colorado small businesses. The program is designed to help businesses owners legally establish themselves in CO and incorporate the foundational tools in the legal, accounting, and digital areas to better manage their business

  • Consulting

    Minority Business Office works in partnership with the Colorado SBDCs network to link small business owners to provide one on one business consulting. Consulting is available at every level of development of your business and is tailored to your needs as a small business owner.

  • Accelerated Growth Program

    The Small Business Accelerated Growth program provides technical assistance and grants to already established businesses to foster their growth and that have moved from the startup stage into the second stage or are on the verge of rapid growth or profitability.

  • Procurement Education

    The Procurement Education Program is for businesses that are legally established and interested in seeking vendor contracts with local, state, and federal governments

  • Bridge Program

    The Bridge Program is a technical assistance and free business consultation support for established businesses who are wanting to grow their business and need additional funding.

  • International Trade

    The International Trade program is aimed at businesses that have an interest in the global market. This program brings awareness about alternatives to building and creating international trade plans for business owners and already established companies looking to sell their products abroad.

Interested in MBO Technical Assistance Programming?

Take a tour of our programs and complete the business readiness self-assessment to begin your business educational journey.