Starting a Business

Startingabusiness.pngRifle means BUSINESSEntrepreneurs are always welcome!

The City of Rifle is a fast growing pro-business community that welcomes new business development.  Please take a moment to review the City of Rifle’s Business Incentive Policy.
Want to start a business in Rifle? Make your first stop the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce office (located at 100 East 11th Street, Rifle, CO 81650!CLICK HERE to Join the Chamber!
Use these links listed to help you research what you need to do to start a business here in Rifle:
Register Your New Business
How To Start A Business Checklist

How To Manage Your Business From Start to Finish

Internal Revenue Services:

IRS Checklist for Starting a Business

State of Colorado:

Looking to Start a Business in the State of Colorado?  Click here or watch this video for a simple “Tool Kit” to give you a better understanding of Colorado’s Sales Tax Licensing – Points of Compliance

City of Rifle:

Sales Tax License Application

Consulting / Counseling / Business Plans / Business Advice:

Roaring Fork Business Resource Center

AmFam Business Accelerator Program

Grants / Loans / Funding:

AGNC’s Enterprise Zone Credits and Grants

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Colorado Housing & Finance Authority (CHFA)

Colorado Enterprise Fund (CDFI)

Colorado Lending Source

Accion USA

Northwest Loan Fund

Financial Education for Your Business Success (Wells Fargo Bank – Hands on Banking)

Employment Standards Administration

US Department of Labor – Employment Laws, Workers Rights

Patents & Trademarks

US Patent & Trademarks Office – Laws & Procedures

Simple Steps for Starting or Growing Your Business Workbooks

Food Industry

Looking to  start a restaurant, coffee shop, food truck etc.? View these documents to see the plan reviews and processes for the Health Inspector.

Mobile Unit Plan Review

Plan Review Checklist

State of Colorado Retail Food Plan Review Application_FY14

Variance Process Flow

The Nearest Department of Revenue Office is Located at:

222 South 6th Street

Grand Junction, Colorado

(970) 248-7162 or (970) 248-7141