Business Registration Compliance

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

An Attractive Offer for Business Compliance in Colorado

Greetings from the Division of Professions and Occupations:

Every business offering barbering, cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetician, or nail technician services must be registered in Colorado, in addition to individual licensure requirements required to work at these businesses. Towards that end, the Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure currently is offering a one-time opportunity to ensure compliance to unregistered businesses across the state.

From Oct. 1, 2018 through Nov. 30, 2018, any unregistered business currently providing barbering, cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetician, or nail technician services can register without penalty. Any accumulated penalties will be waived.  

This grace period applies only to business registrations and is available regardless of length of time or reason for not previously registering. It’s applicable to any unregistered businesses offering barbering, cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetician, and nail technician services.

The process to register your business is quick and easy

  • First, look up your registration to see if your place of business is registered
  • If the registration says ACTIVE with an expiration date of Nov. 30, 2019, no further action is necessary.
  • If no record is found online, or you never have held a registration, you must apply for a new registration by completing an original registration application through the online portal.
  • If the registration status is expired, you must complete a reinstatement application.
  • All applications require the name and physical address of the business, as well as the business owner’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).

Permanent, temporary, mobile and home-based businesses all need to register with the Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure. Licensees providing services in a client’s residence or a client’s place of work do not require a registration.

Only one registration is required for places of business where multiple licensees are operating individual booths or other rented space under a single business entity. 

Operating without a registration normally results in discipline and fines from the Division. To avoid fines, unregistered businesses should take advantage of this short-term grace period. 

Please visit for full details, or reach us by phone at (303) 894.7800 or email at with any questions or concerns.  And thank you for your assistance in ensuring that our registry accurately reflects all the barber and beauty related businesses registered in the state.

IRS Dirty Dozen 1 - Phishing Schemes

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Reduce the likelihood of ID theft.  The IRS listed email “phishing” schemes as a top filing season concern and part of the annual listing of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for 2018.

The IRS continues to see a steady onslaught of new and evolving phishing schemes as scam artists work to victimize taxpayers during filing season. Read about the recent twist to a phishing scam that involves tax payers' bank accounts.  Read more about the first "Dirty Dozen" here...

Up Next:  "Dirty Dozen" #2:  Phone Scams.

Make Your Own Camera "light box"

Monday, April 17, 2017

By Megan B.

Any salesperson will tell you that the key to selling a product lies in its presentation. With countless vendors moving their marketplaces online, this makes the need for crisp, clean product photography greater than ever. For some, this means renting out expensive studios for extensive product cataloging. For those lacking resources, it means getting a bit creative.

As it turns out, making a lightbox of your own is easy, inexpensive, and incredibly valuable for small product shots. Photographer Chris Kuga shares how it’s done in this tutorial.

Nov 26 is Small Business Saturday

Monday, November 07, 2016

Last year on Small Business Saturday, 95 million people shopped at small businesses and spent approximately $16.2 billion. Since its founding in 2010, with American Express as the founding partner, visiting your mom-and-pop shops the day after Thanksgiving has become an American institution, recognized by the U.S. Senate.  It's that time again, November 26th.

Here's how you can become a "Neighborhood Champion" and organize a special event in your local area.  The goal is to motivate your customers to get out and shop small.  Sign up this week here... 

Also, read this USA Today column by Rhonda Abrams (11-3-16).  It includes an article on "How small businesses can prevent a holiday cash flow disaster."

 Rally Your Neighborhood |  Promote Your Business  |  Find a Business in your area

Create FREE custom downloadable marketing materials in a matter of minutes for your social networks, site, and storefront.  A little time spent today could pay dividends on November 26th!


Diversity & Inclusion Resource Summit Oct 13

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Chamber invites you to attend the

Diversity & Inclusion Resource Summit -- TODAY
Thursday, Oct. 13th | 4:00 - 7:30 PM

Location:  Aurora Public School - Professional Learning & Conference Center
15771 E. 1st Ave. | Aurora, CO  80011

Time:  4:00 - 5:30 PM -- Resource Fair
            5:45 - 6:45 PM -- Resource talks *
            6:45 - 7:30 PM -- Networking & the Gale Leali Jazz Bank

Cost:  $10/person

* The Importance of Marketing to Diverse Populations -- Out Front Magazine
* Creating a welcoming and inclusive work environment that impacts the bottom line -- Children's Hospital
* What you don't know can hurt you -- understanding diversity and inclusive HR policies and protecting your business --
   Mountain States Employer Council

Sponsors:   Children's Hospital Colorado
                    Fitzsimons, a Partnership Credit Union
                    Kaiser Permanente
                    Out Front
                    Wells Fargo
                    Westerra Credit Union


The Aurora-South Metro SBDC will be there!