This page will provide access to more resources for small businesses trying to work through the impacts of COVID-19. Please check back regularly as this page and the ones found on it are updated with more resources.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions by applicants and additional information provided by the Executive Committee. 

As we experience disruptions in our daily lives to confront the COVID-19 epidemic, startup teams and small businesses are struggling with lost income, stress, and myriad other challenges. This resource list provides access to informational sites, financial resources, and resources for startups. UPDATED with resources from El Paso County Public Health for reopening.

Here are resources curated by the Strive and Thrive program specifically for mentors working with small business owners in all types of industries. These resources are zipped into a downloadable folder that contains the program overview for the first three months, documents that allow for the mentor and owner to plan meeting times, and additional resources that allow for refining of business strategies.

We’ve been encouraging our mentors to share any additional resources that they think might be helpful for small business owners during these times. Their suggestions and shares can be found here.

Thoughts, strategies, and resources specifically for pivoting can be found in this web page with additional information and links not found in our general resources page. 

As we host live webinars with Survive & Thrive loan recipients, we will record and share them here, as well as supplemental resources for the webinar’s topic. Included are:

  • Webinar 1: Emotional Wellbeing
  • Webinar 2: Digital Marketing
  • Webinar 3: Bookkeeping and Payroll Post COVID-19
  • Webinar 4: Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Webinar 5: Negotiating With Your Landlord
  • Webinar 6: Immunize Your Business With Strategic Goal Setting

The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center helps emerging and existing entrepreneurs gain control of their business operations. They provide free guidance and counseling in all aspects of funding and developing small business.