You have a great idea for a business. Something that people need. Something that has never been done before. Something that you can do better than everyone out there. It’s going to be big!

Many people start businesses, few succeed.

The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center offers confidential, objective services to help your business succeed no matter what stage you’re in. From start-ups to growth companies, our expert advisors and instructors have many years of experience in all business topics assisting you to gain the knowledge and tools needed to be successful in these competitive times.

Even with a little elbow grease, it isn’t easy making your small business dreams come true. Why do it alone? We are here to help. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Our Vision
To be the premier, trusted choice of Colorado businesses for consulting, training and resources

Our Mission
To help existing and new businesses grow and prosper

The SBDC located at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, provides assistance to all existing small businesses and others who need help in developing their ideas. The territory served by this location includes Archuleta County, Dolores County, La Plata County, Montezuma County, San Juan County, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe.

It is against the law for SBDC, as a recipient of federal financial assistance, to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. SBDC will not discriminate in providing opportunities in any federally funded program or activity or making employment decisions with regards to those programs. If you believe that you have been subject to discrimination please file a complaint with LeRoy Romero, Minority Business Office Manager, at l.romero@state.co.us or 303-892-3840.

Southwest Colorado SBDC - Main Office

Fort Lewis College
Room 140 of Education and Business Building
1000 Rim Dr.
Durango, CO 81301

970-247-7009

Driving from the East:
Follow U.S. 160 West into Durango. U.S. 160 becomes U.S. 160-550. When it splits, follow U.S. 550 to College Drive. Turn right onto College Drive, follow for 1.8 miles. At the roundabout, exit right onto Fort Lewis Drive. Turn left onto 8th Avenue and follow to the traffic light. Turn right at the traffic light onto Rim Drive.

Driving from the North:
Follow U.S. 550 South to Durango. U.S. 550 becomes Main Avenue. Follow Main Avenue through downtown Durango to 8th Street. Turn left on 8th Street. When it dead-ends, turn left on 8th Avenue. Follow to top of the hill. At the traffic light, turn right onto Rim Drive.

Driving from the West
Follow U.S. 160 East into Durango. At the intersection with U.S. 550, turn left and follow to College Drive (next right). Turn right onto College Drive, follow for 1.8 miles. At the roundabout, exit right onto Fort Lewis Drive. Turn left onto 8th Avenue and follow to the traffic light. Turn right at the traffic light onto Rim Drive.

Driving from the South:
Follow U.S. 550 North into Durango. Turn right onto College Drive, follow for 1.8 miles. At the roundabout, exit right onto Fort Lewis Drive. Turn left onto 8th Avenue and follow to the traffic light. Turn right at the traffic light onto Rim Drive.

Once you reach Rim Drive, follow it to the first big parking lot on the right. Metered parking is found on the north side of the lot. We are located in Education Business Hall Room 140.

Satellite Offices

Cortez Satellite Office

Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce
31 West Main Street
Cortez, CO 81321

970-565-3414

By Appointment Only

Pagosa Springs Satellite Office

Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce
105 Hot Springs Boulevard
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

970-264-2360

By Appointment Only