Craig Watrous part of the Professional Advisory Panel at the Denver Metro SBDC

Jul 10, 2014

Tonight from 5:30 to 7:30, Colorado business lawyer Craig Watrous will be part of the Professional Advisory Panel at the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center, discussing the role of business counsel for start-up businesses. The Professional Advisory Panel will be moderated by SBDC’s experienced business consultant, Nancy Barnett. Other members of the panel include professionals from the accounting, insurance, and banking industries.

About the Denver Metro SBDC: The Denver Metro SBDC is the number one resource provider to small businesses in metro Denver. Helping businesses start, grow and prosper for more than 25 years, the Denver Metro SBDC is able to provide its services through the support of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Annually, the Denver Metro SBDC provides business consulting to more than 1,000 small business owners, Denver Metro SBDC consultants have a combined 277 years of small business experience with an average of 15 years of direct experience as business owners or as consultants to small businesses. In 2012, the Denver Metro SBDC was named the No. 1 SBDC in the country, out of more than 1,100 centers nationwide.

Small business is big in Colorado. In 2013, Denver ascended to No. 3 of the 102 markets compared for small business vitality (compared to No. 6 in 2012 and No. 8 in 2011). We know that, when small business thrives, Colorado's economy wins. Here are the most recent statistics on small business in Colorado:

      -        Colorado is home to 550,000 entrepreneurs and small businesses.

      -        90 percent of companies in Colorado have less than 20 employees.

      -        Colorado was named number two in the nation for entrepreneurs and innovation by the US Chamber of Commerce.

      -        Colorado was named number three in the nation for business vitality by G. Scott Thomas for national organization that owns the Denver Business Journal.

For more information please visit Denver Metro SBDC’s website:    

(Mallon & Lonnquist, LLC, is a business, real estate, finance, and litigation law firm. Craig T. Watrous is a Colorado business attorney with Mallon & Lonnquist, based in Denver, Colorado. Craig regularly represents entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. Craig can be reached at

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