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Programs

BIZ TUNE-UP
The SBDC Biz Tune-Up Program targets businesses with two to twenty employees and is aimed at developing and growing existing businesses in the Aurora and South Metro communities.
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sbdc advanced
An economic gardening program, SBDC ADVNCED focuses on helping Aurora and South Metro area companies to grow by providing custom-fit market research and corporate-level tools that might otherwise be out of reach for small to mid-sized businesses. These businesses can then use this data to make informed strategic growth decisions.
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connect2dot
Interested in doing work with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)? Connect2DOT is statewide online resource center is designed to provide information, resources and tools to equip businesses interested in transportation contracting opportunities.
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boots to business
From the SBA Office of Veterans Business Development, Boots To Business is a three-step entrepreneurial education initiative offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as an elective track within the Department of Defense’s revised Training Assistance Program called Transition Goals, Plans, Success (Transition GPS). Aurora’s Buckley AFB is host to the SBA Colorado District Office’s Boots To Business program that teaches participants how to jump from military retirement to business ownership. 
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emerging leaders
The Aurora – South Metro SBDC is proud to host the SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative, in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This is a federal training program that specifically focuses on executives of businesses poised for growth in historically challenged communities. The initiative provides these executives with the organizational framework, resource network, and motivation required to build sustainable businesses and promote the economic development within urban communities. This SBA program is valued in the thousands of dollars and designed to help qualifying small businesses achieve growth to the next level.
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aurora business recognition awards
The City of Aurora established the Aurora Business Recognition Awards Program over 10 years ago to acknowledge businesses that contribute to the city’s economic vitality. The City of Aurora also selects an Aurora business that demonstrates a commitment to sustainability, energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste diversion, water conservation, and/or social responsibility. Awardees receive recognition at a celebratory event in early December hosted by the City of Aurora. 
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loan request preview
Need funding? The Aurora - South Metro SBDC can help you prepare for financing. By facilitating the process of finding a loan for your business, the Loan Request Preview (LRP) program does just that. Developed through our relationships with lenders by Aurora and South Metro's business financing consultants, the LRP process saves time for all parties. Lenders get important decision-making information quickly on one page, and you save time in searching for funding sources. 
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Small Manufacturer's AdvantEDGE
Small Manufacturer’s Advantage (SMA) is a partnership program providing integrated support to small manufacturers across Colorado by leveraging the coordination of key strategic organizations. The result is a unique and powerful synthesis of expertise and resources designed to help Colorado manufacturers succeed across all stages of the organizational life cycle. 
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