In 2013, with the support of the Town of Erie, the Chamber expanded its partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Private appointments are available twice a month at the Chamber Office. Their Mission: To help businesses start, grow, and prosper. The Northeast Central Colorado Small Business Development Center offers business consulting and training that maximizes the economic potential of entrepreneurs. The SBDC provides free guidance and counseling in all aspects of funding and developing small businesses. While they cannot eliminate risk, they work to minimize it by helping clients write comprehensive business plans, conduct financial forecasts, strategize marketing tactics, apply for funding, and improve operations. Contact: Jesse Esparza, SBDC Counselor at 720.837.0416.