Nonprofit spotlight: Grand Enterprise Initiative |

Nonprofit spotlight: Grand Enterprise Initiative

Building strong communities, one entrepreneur at a time.

That’s the mission of the Grand Enterprise Initiative, a Grand County nonprofit that has received assistance from the Grand Foundation.

The Grand Enterprise Initiative provides free and confidential business management coaching and networking assistance to entrepreneurs in Grand County who want to start or expand a business.

The coaching is free because one of the main barriers for many people wanting to start a business or pursue an entrepreneurial idea is lack of capital. The free service is also offered to existing businesses that want to expand or improve.

The coaching is also confidential because often people who are nurturing business dreams or who are struggling with a business aren’t anxious to let the world know of their dreams or problems.

In the two-and-a-half years of the program the business coach, Patrick Brower, has worked with 143 clients, helping to establish 22 new businesses, helping to create 65 new jobs.

Brower can be reached by calling 970-531-0632 or by e-mail at

This feature is made possible in partnership with Grand Foundation, in support of Grand County nonprofit organizations.

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