Starting a Business in Colorado and Writing a Business Plan

The Colorado Business Resource Book from SBDC has information on forming a legal business structure: Colorado Business Resource Book

Small Business Administration’s Business Guide:


Registering a Business Name

Visit the Colorado Secretary of State website to learn how to register your business name:


Do You Need an EIN?

Check with the IRS:


Apply for Permits, Business License, and Sales Tax Permit

Contact local governments directly:

Custer County:


Silver Cliff:


Business Taxes

Colorado Department of Revenue’s website on business taxes:


Small Business Insurance

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’ page on Small Business Insurance:


County Demographics

The Custer County Demographic Profile was created using the State Demography Office’s dash here:

Click here to download the Custer County Demographic Profile generated in May 2019.