Business Assistance

One of the main focuses of the LLCEDC is business assistance. We offer free, confidential business assistance because we want businesses in Lake County to succeed, grow, and thrive. Our current direct forms of business assistance are SCORE (free business mentoring), workshops, the Business Retention & Expansion program and one on one consultation with the director. 


The LLCEDC is proud to announce that it has become a branch of the Colorado Springs SCORE chapter. SCORE is a nation-wide business assistance program that connects small business owners and entrepreneurs with certified local mentors to gain the knowledge and experience needed to further their business. Our SCORE branch currently has 3 mentors and is growing.


Workshops and trainings are part of the LLCEDC's business assistance. We offer a wide range of workshops for small & medium size business owners in Lake County.

One On One Consultation

Scheduled one on one consulting with the LLCEDC Director, Mike Bordogna, is a great business assistance tool to help you figure out where you are as a business owner (or entrepreneur) and what steps you need to take to start heading in the right direction. Our director's schedule is very busy so please schedule an appointment by emailing Kim Jackson, Administrative Assistant at: 

Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E)

Our BR&E program is a confidential interviewing program for existing businesses to share their barriers and opportunities. The data is then shared annually in aggregate with state and local utility and policy makers to help direct their efforts for greater business success. If you would like to participate in a BR&E interview. Please, schedule an appointment at