Foothills County has partnered with Community Futures Highwood to bring the SMARTstart program to our community/area.

SMARTstart is a proven 8-month entrepreneurial training program for business owners in the first 3 years of operations, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs with a business idea.

This one-of-a-kind training program will provide your businesses with a toolbox of resources and support. Mentorship combined with in-person and online learning and a collaborative team atmosphere forge stronger relationships that connect you into your business community and to regional business resources.


  • $250 if registered by July 15th
  • $300 if registered by August 31st
  • $350 if registered by September 25th

The Program starts October 19th.

Please check out the following documents for more information:

SMARTstart Program Overview

SMARTstart Mentor Overview

The application and timeline can be found on the SMARTstart website.