Local Business Support
Colorado offers performance-based incentive programs that focus on entrepreneurs as well as new and expanding businesses. That, coupled with the state’s low cost of doing business, makes Colorado a very desirable location for business leaders.
Business Support Services
The Town of Berthoud recognizes and appreciates the economic impact that our existing businesses contribute to the community and works to ensure our businesses can grow and prosper. The Business Development Department, either directly or through its partners, provide a number of programs and services to support our business. From information on starting a business to networking with other businesses on the Front Range, these services include on site meetings with company executives, business breakfast briefings, distribution of a bi-monthly newsletter and information on current relevant programs or events.
The Town of Berthoud Business Development Department partners with a number of organizations to provide ongoing business education opportunities. The Larimer County Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Larimer County Workforce Development Center and the NoCO Manufacturing Partnership are the organizations that the Town partners with most often. To learn more about our partners, visit our Partners page or check out our Events Calendar for a complete list of upcoming business education programs.
CITY STAR BREWING
Cans were not in the plans for City Star Brewing in 2020. Whenever asked over the past eight years when the Berthoud brewery’s beer would be available in cans the answer was always similar, “Quality canning is a big investment. It’s not part of our current model, and we’re waiting for the saturated craft beer scene to stabilize.” Then COVID-19 ushered in a demand for to-go beer with the mandatory taproom shutdown, and improved packaging became critical. Launching beer in 25oz aluminum crowlers the first week of the shutdown improved City Star’s ability to satisfy curbside customers.
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Support our Existing Businesses
By simply choosing to shop Berthoud first, you are investing in the community. 3% of each purchase made in Berthoud goes to pay for Town services such as police, parks, and street maintenance. Keeping the dollars in Berthoud helps create and retain quality jobs. Small businesses are the nation’s largest employer and account for the majority of job growth.
So You Want to Start a Business?
This site contains general information and links regarding the opening of a business in Larimer County.
Larimer County SBDC
Since 1989, the Larimer Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) has been dedicated to helping existing and new businesses grow and prosper in Larimer County by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training programs. In the last 10 years, the Larimer County SBDC has helped 226 businesses start, created 930 jobs, retained 421 employees and increase sales over 14.5 million.
Innosphere is a nonprofit 501(c)3 incubator focused on supporting entrepreneurs who are building potential high-growth companies in cleantech, software, biosciences and digital health. Innosphere’s incubation program for startups focuses on mentoring, capital, strategy and growth. Headquartered in Fort Collins, CO, Innosphere has multiple locations across the state to better serve entrepreneurs and provide access to office and meeting space, and access to specialized test and demonstration equipment. Other locations include: Colorado State University; Denver at the INDUSTRY Denver building; and in Golden at the Colorado Center for Renewable Energy Economic Development (CREED), co-located with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).