Brewery trademark troubles brewing

In yet another brewery trademark case, this week it was announced that Kettle and Stone Brewery based in Boulder will be changing its name. The reason? Stone Brewing Co. out of California believed that the name could be confused with read more

Breaking up is never easy – even if it only involves your business.

Just like marriages, business partnerships do fail. In some cases, it is a slow process where the owners decide it isn’t working out, but can end the partnership amicably. In other cases, it ends in flames of passion over the read more

Upbeat Start to Business in 2014

Upbeat Start to Business in 2014 2013 saw a lot of growth in Denver. Dunkin Donuts opened their first shop in years (which my son loved). Mooyah Burgers, Big Smoke Burgers, World of Beer, Cabelas and several other chains all opened their first stores in Colorado read more

Client Success Story – Axistence Athletics

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 read more

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, read more

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 read more

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 read more

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 read more

What is the Marketplace Fairness Act?

The Marketplace Fairness Act was passed by the U.S. Senate on May 6th and is currently pending vote in the House of Representatives. The MFA would enable state governments to tax online retailers generating $1 million or more in a read more

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 read more

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