Articles by Elizabeth Lewis

Client Success Story – Axistence Athletics

After attending a seminar together, Dan Jimenez and Ryan Humphries realized that they had a lot of things in common.  Both were certified personal trainers, ex-military, outdoor enthusiasts – and they had very similar ideas on how the fitness industry should look in the future. Dan and Ryan wanted to bridge fitness…

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What is the Small Business Administration?

Today, President Obama appointed Maria Contreras-Sweet head of the SBA. Founded in 1953, the SBA has had an impact on millions of US businesses, including mine. However, many people, including business owners, know little about the SBA. For most people, the most that they know about the SBA is that…

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Anonymous no longer?

In a recent ruling by a Virginia court, the court ruled that Yelp.com, which provides online review from consumers for companies, had to release information about consumers who “anonymously” review companies. In the Virginia case, the owner of Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, Joe Hadeed, alleged that the reviewers of his site…

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Women Owned Small Business Certification

Government contracting makes up a large percentage of the gross domestic product in the United States. With federal agencies required to grant up to 5% of government contracts to women owned small businesses, many small businesses wonder about how to take advantage of this income stream. The first step is…

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Business Estate Planning

As the Day of the Dead approaches, it is a time that business owners need to be thinking about what will happen to their businesses if something happens to them.  Without the proper planning, everything you dreamed and built for your family can crumble as quickly as a row of…

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Emergency Preparedness for your Business

Since last week, I have been watching the news showing the flooding north of Denver.  While we have had rain coming down and puddles on our grass, luckily both my home and my office are on high enough ground away from streams and creeks to avoid flooding.  Pictures from Boulder,…

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Keeping it in the family

The past few weeks we have been talking about starting a business. Just like starting a business with a spouse which we discussed two weeks ago, people start to think about going into business with friends and family. You’ve known your brother since you were kids – you have fought…

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Going into business with partners

So far this month, we have gone over starting a business by yourself and with your significant other. This week, we are going to touch on starting a business with a partner (or partners). In many cases, people determine that they do not want to go into business by themselves…

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