Steps to Open a Business in Milliken

Licenses & Permits
Local Business Information
Grants & Incentives

Step 1
Licenses & Permits

When starting a business here in Milliken, it is important that you obtain a business license in order to legally operate and maintain your business. 
So let's start here by accessing the State and the Town's business licensing processes. Please refer to the links below to find all of the information you may need. 
Town of Milliken Business License Application Information (Also Available in Spanish)
Town of Milliken Blank Business License
Here at these two links, you can access the business license application information for the Town of Milliken.

State of Colorado, Secretary of State
Here you can find great information from the Secretary of State's Office on starting a business in Colorado.

State of Colorado, Department of Revenue
Here you will see information from the Colorado Department of Revenue that gives you all of the forms and publications necessary to be fully aware of and acquainted with the State's guidelines for tax information, auto industry information and a variety of other useful tools and information.

Starting a Home Occupation
Here is the portion from the Town of Milliken's Land Use Code that states everything you need to know about starting and operating an occupation and/or business from your home.

Door-to-Door Sales
Here is the Town's ordinance on door-to-door sales and solicitation.

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Step 2
Local Business Information

The Town of Milliken has a thriving business community as well as a social community. During the process of researching exactly where to start your new business, you may want to know a bit more information about the Town. 

Tax Rates
This page on the Town's website will help by providing our formal tax structure, what it would look like for you as a new business owner in paying your taxes, as well as much more information on taxes.
The Town of Milliken boasts 5,610 residents formally accounted for from the previous US Census in 2010.
*NFR-MPO Town of Milliken Profile Coming Soon
Local Business Directory
Here you will find a list of all of the active businesses in the Town of Milliken

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Step 3

The Town, the State and even the Federal government are investing in small and new business owners every day. Here in Milliken, in order to make your new journey into the Town as a new business owner, we want to do everything in our power to not only make you feel welcome but also to ensure that you have all of the great resources readily available to you.
This page is just that - a page dedicated to providing you with the contact information and quick access to local, state and federal resources.
Small Business Development Center 
902 7th Ave.
Greeley, CO 80631
Ph: (970) 352-3661

300 Main St.
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Ph: (970) 867-2303

This website will provide statewide business information, as well as providing assistance through question and answers resource information.

Colorado Small Business Assistance Program


This website is designed to provide resource information, grant/funding information, business, planning, as well as a general resource for those like you starting a new small business.

Town of Milliken Economic Development
Pepper McClenahan
1101 Broad St. 
Milliken, CO 80543
Ph: (970) 660-5046
Fax: (970) 587-2678

This is the Town's local community development website - your one-stop location for any and all needs associated with the opening and daily operation of your business. We are always available to answer any questions you may have and to also provide you with the most up-to-date resources and information. 

U.S. Small Business Administration
U.S. Small Business Administration
409 3rd St., SW
Washington D.C. 20416

This is the Federal government's best website and resources for small business owners like you. 

 Upstate Colorado - Economic Development (Industrial Assistance)
822 7th St., Suite 550
Greeley, CO 80631
Ph: (970) 356-4565
Fax: (970) 352-2436

This website is for those interested and in need of industrial scale assistance and information.

This is a one-stop website location for all finance, lending and credit resources and information for small business owners in Colorado. 

USDA - Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Department of Agriculture
AG STOP 9501
Room 1085, South Building
1400 Independence Avenue, SW.
Washington, DC 20250-9501
PH: (202) 720-7117
Fax: (202) 720-3001

This website is an excellent resource from the USDA to provide resources, services grants and community for those in the small business community and/or those in need of business and economic revitalization. 

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Step 4
Grants and Incentives

Grants are a key part of all development here in Milliken - both governmentally, socially and certainly economically. 
On this page, you will be able to keep up-to-date on and access information about grants designed to help make your transition into the Milliken business community as smooth as possible.

RBEG Grant

The RBEG program provides grants for rural projects that finance and facilitate the development of small and emerging rural businesses help fund business incubators, and help fund employment related adult education programs. To assist with business development, RBEG's may fund a broad array of activities.

Downtown Milliken Storefronts Program

This grant is designed to create a sense of unity amongst Milliken downtown business owners while helping with storefront and facade improvement costs. 

New Development Incentives

This is information regarding specific grants tailored to your business's needs. Please contact Community Development Director Pepper McClenahan for more information.

Enterprise Zone

Enterprise zone map. 
Enterprise zone brochure.

Enterprise Zone Incentives
Enter prize zone contact: Cathy Schulte.

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Step 5

Okay, so we have gotten this far. Now it's time to let you know about the interconnected community of other businesses in Milliken just like you. 
On this page, you will find information on all of the Town's associations surrounding business development, and resources therein that you can access anytime you wish to become more assimilated as easily as possible into your Town's thriving commerce.
Town of Milliken Business Association 

This is the home for more information on Milliken's business community.

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