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Small Businesses

Program Details

  • $30k to $500k loans available for working capital
  • Below-market interest rates
  • Payment deferrals for up to 1 year
  • Maturities of up to 5 years
  • Refinancing options available

Do You Qualify?

Step 1: Establish if you meet program qualifications.

  • Your business is:
    • A for-profit corporation, partnership, or association incorporated in Colorado,
    • Filed with the Colorado Secretary of State as a foreign entity authorized in Colorado,
    • A nonprofit in Colorado, or
    • A sole proprietorship owned by a Colorado resident with primary operations in Colorado
  • You have between 5-99 employees.
  • Your business had a 2-year positive cash flow in the past 5 years prior to February 29, 2020.
  • Your debt service coverage ratio was at least 1:1 prior to February 29, 2020.

Step 2: Meet with a Participating Lender to apply.

Are you ready? This checklist will show you recommended materials to have ready before applying with a lender.

Borrower Scenarios

A ski shop had a line of credit of $100,000. Its loan agreement requires at least 60 days being paid off over the course of a year. Because the shop lost the end of the season and might have a slow start the next season, they might need a $50,000 term loan to cover cash flow losses and ensure they have their normal line of credit available for the new season.

A previously profitable tourist-related business has suffered financial losses under the COVID shutdowns but is preparing to restart its business. Working capital is required to purchase new inventory to prepare for the reopening. A lender using CLIMBER could provide a loan to the business and receive a 15% cash reserve to strengthen the loan.

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