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January 2013 Archives

Drinking games: Anheuser-Busch, Grupo Modelo merger challenged

With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, football fans across Colorado are stocking up on the essentials for watching the big game: snacks and beer. One thing that consumers may not be aware of is the pricing and business dispute that is going on back at the beverage headquarters of Anheuser-Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo. Depending on the outcome of a potential merger between the two companies, shoppers may end up paying a little more for these game essentials in the coming years.

Colorado employers need an effective social media policy

Business owners in Colorado are likely aware of how important it can be to protect certain elements of a business. The reputation and success of a company can be significantly damaged if an employee unlawfully distributes trade secrets or releases statements that disparage managers, bosses and even other co-workers. Unfortunately, it is easier than ever for people to disseminate these viewpoints and pieces of information online and on various social media sites.

Denver businesses see decrease in venture capital last year

One of the most difficult challenges that people face when starting a business is securing the funds necessary to get it up and moving. Some people can rely on personal savings or a network of friends and family to invest in a startup company, but often times, this is insufficient. In general, it can be necessary for a company to get the funds from an investor who is willing to provide venture capital.

Can virtual goods be considered intellectual property?

There is no doubt that the world is becoming more technologically-savvy, and the business environment in Colorado and worldwide is turning to online and virtual solutions to real-world issues. Online communities are growing, Internet products are thriving and ideas are being shared faster than ever before. With so much happening online, there is also a shift in traditional types of intellectual property.

TV star beats out heavy-hitters in auction for coffee company

Being in business is not always just about creating or selling a good product. Often times, a product will only get you so far before you run into issues with securing startup capital and ongoing financing, staffing problems and other common obstacles that business owners face. In some cases, a company ends up in need of a new owner and a fresh start.