Small Business Resource Center

SBRC is here to help you succeed

One of the most important aspects of starting a business is access to capital, and one of the top reasons small businesses fail is because of under capitalization.

The cold hard truth is that no one is sitting around waiting to give you money for your brilliant idea.  You’ve got to have skin in the game and come to the table with your own money or be willing to put your worldly possessions on the line to give your idea wings.   


Region 10’s Business Loan Fund

Region 10’s Business Loan Fund (BLF) is a lending source that provides capital to small businesses focusing on expansion, creating and retaining jobs, and benefiting our growing regional economy. For more than 30 years, the BLF has assisted for-profit and nonprofit businesses with their financing needs with loans that typically range from $5,000 to $250,000 with up to 10-year terms.


Gunnison County "Pay It Forward" Initiative

Gunnison County has created an emergency loan fund to support local businesses in need of capital to bridge the gap between the effects of COVID-19 disruption and business recovery. The loan program offers Gunnison County businesses up to $7,500 with 1.5% interest and terms up to 30 months. Financing for the funds has been provided by Gunnison County with administrative support from Region 10.  To apply, complete the documents found in the “how to apply” button below and submit to Dan Scinto at Region 10 for processing.  Approved loans are expected to be funded within 14 days of receiving complete loan packages.

Success Stories

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Meet Dan Scinto


Region 10 welcomed Dan Scinto as their new Business Loan Fund Director in 2016. With a knack for commercial lending, Dan brings over 25 years of banking experience to this newly redesigned post. A Minnesota native, Scinto relocated to the Western Slope for its outdoor recreational opportunities. Scinto adds that as an avid hunter, fisher, and outdoors enthusiast, he couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Aside from his eagerness to recreate, Scinto also brings an eagerness to help the business community. “I get goosebumps talking about credit,” he adds. “I absolutely love it.”