Business development

Resources to assist in developing, growing, and running your business.

Business Development Presentations

Business Development Partners

The Colorado Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade provides resources, contacts, and support for small and larges businesses all over the state.  The link above goes to the Food & Agriculture program of OEDIT.

Cultivation Station, a business development podcast from The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Colorado Proud program, dives into the rich and diverse world of food and agricultural businesses. Whether you’re just beginning to think about starting a food or ag business in Colorado, or your operation is already up and running, the many topics covered, expert insight and insider tips and tricks can help you be successful!

The Denver Regional Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created this presentation as part of their regional emphasis program focusing on the beverage manufacturing industry. It contains many resources to assist your business through an OSHA inspection and for developing your own safety and compliance programs.

For more information on OSHA’s Consultation Program for free and confidential advice for small and medium-sized business, click here or call 970.491.6151.

Slides from “Public Relations 101” presentation from VOCA PR given at the CWIDB Business Development Seminar at the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Broomfield, May 15, 2017.

In this 16th annual State of the Wine Industry Report, Rob McMillan finds strong market conditions overall and identifies major trends that may signal adjustments in consumption patterns and segment prices.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) oversees many programs that provide assistance, information, support, and loans for farmers of all shapes and sizes.  Virtually all counties in Colorado have a local FSA office under the Colorado office in the Denver Federal Center.

Of particular interest may be the Disaster Assistance Programs, which includes the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) that provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and grape-growers to replant or rehabilitate vines damaged by natural disasters.

Click here for a list of FSA administered programs in Colorado.

Click here to find your county’s office and contact information for your local FSA director.

Link to Northwest Grapes Cost-Of-Production Calculator.

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Video of the presentation on effective and impactful wine label design by Matt Neren, Account Service Director, Cultivator Ad & Design given at the CWIDB Business Development Workshop at the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Broomfield, CO on May 15, 2017.

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Slides from the presentation on effective and impactful wine label design by Matt Neren, Account Service Director, Cultivator Ad & Design given at the CWIDB Business Development Workshop at the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Broomfield, CO on May 15, 2017.

Link to Northwest Grapes Cost-Of-Production Calculator.