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Broker selection tips Denver business sales

For owners looking to sell a Denver business, contracting with a broker could result in a higher price and better terms. Absent unsolicited offers, owners put a lot at stake when they pursue an exit. Word of mouth and other advertising efforts could result in loss of key employees, damage to supplier relationships and a resulting loss in value. The right owner may not even be found in the local market. A business broker can help by matching sellers with motivated buyers.

Bank loan alternatives for start-up entrepreneurs

Banks are often the first, but rarely the last, stop for financing a Colorado business start-up. Data presented by an author on the topic shows that bank loans account for less than one-tenth of capital for new companies. Entrepreneurs on the search for money to get their ideas off the ground have a number of other places to look for help.

Startups should be concerned about intellectual property

Colorado entrepreneurs generally try to get their new business ventures up and running as quickly as possible, but this eagerness to bring products or services to market can sometimes lead to important legal issues being overlooked. While new business owners usually take steps to ensure that their insurance coverage is adequate and all of the permits and licenses they need are in place before opening their doors, they often fail to address the important issue of intellectual property.

Why the government should not subsidize venture capital

Entrepreneurs in Colorado may have great ideas for startups that require them to seek venture capital so that they can finance their businesses. In Silicon Valley, for instance, there are a large number of unicorn companies precisely because of the influx of venture capital. The success there has led some governments to try to incentivize venture capital investments by offering subsidies.