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November 2012 Archives

Colorado startup gaining ground with area venture capitalists

High-tech startup Prosperent is getting a lot of attention after a report earlier this month in the Colorado Springs Business Journal. The article stated the company was looking to move outside the Colorado Springs area in hopes of finding more programming talent that it needs to expand and grow the company. The article resulted in their phones ringing with a variety of inquiries, but it was two calls in particular that got the attention of the co-founders of the company. The first was a call from Colorado-based Access Venture Partners and the other was from the founder of Startup Colorado Springs, a member of the Peak Venture Group.

Copyright use an issue in new blockbuster film 'Flight'

Usually a company will pay big money to have their product or brand name displayed in a big Hollywood movie. Often these copyright licensing contracts depict how and where a brand will be displayed in a movie, but two companies with major brand names many Denver residents may be familiar with are crying foul over the use of their products in the new movie starring Denzel Washington called 'Flight.' The problem appears to stem from the fact Mr. Washington plays a functioning alcoholic pilot and throughout the movie various brands of beer and spirits are portrayed being consumed by the star, which has some companies up in arms.

Stay compliant with these 4 tips on employee background checks

Denver employers who want to stay compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and off the radar of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigators may be interested in the following four strategies offered by a private investigator who works with an employee screening firm. First, it is important to point out that although performing a background check on a potential employee may appear to be one of the more obvious methods for narrowing down your applicant pool, they can bring unwanted attention from the EEOC.

Denver's JumpStart Biz Plan Awards announces winners

If economic indicator reports and talk of recessions is raining on your business's hopes for the future, perhaps getting together with a group of entrepreneurs and business startup executives can help turn that tide around for you. One recent business reporter did just that and came away with a lot more confidence in the future of our economy and about the state of the local Denver business climate. A reporter from the Denver Business Journal had the opportunity to emcee the competition for the best business plan at the JumpStart Biz Plan Awards.