How to Research Your Business Idea

If you are thinking about starting a new business, or just thought of an idea for a business, many people think someone out there is already doing it and that they should not bother. Instead of stopping there, why not read more

Colorado Benefit Corporations

Last year, Colorado, with the passage of HB 13-1138, the “Public Benefit Corporation Act of Colorado,” joined a growing minority of states that have passed legislation enabling the incorporation of “benefit corporations.” Benefit corporations are a corporation that can be read more

New Business Growth in Colorado

New businesses and entrepreneurship are on the rise in the Centennial State. The Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators Report from the Secretary of State’s office, covering the second quarter of this year, has shown that new business entity filings have read more

Colorado Job Creation & Main Street Revitalization Tax Credits

Colorado was actually one of the first states to pioneer economic competition through the use of tax credits by being the second state to adopt a tax credit program for historic preservation back in 1991, but the law remained largely read more

Colorado #8 Top State for Business

The results from CNBC’s ranking of America’s Top States for Business are in.  After analyzing and comparing each state across fifty-six different business metrics, each state was assigned points in ten major categories to determine their ultimate ranking. Colorado came read more

Does My Business Need an Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

There are a few questions that you can ask yourself right away regarding your business that can indicate to you immediately whether or not it is time to apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS. Does your read more

Why Mentors are Important and How to Find One

A mentor in your industry can help set you down the right path for your business, or expose you to opportunities you had not even considered. They are not afraid to give frank advice by letting you know a new read more

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

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