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January 2019 Archives

Older Colorado workers attempt to fight ageism

One of the most common forms of employee discrimination is ageism. No matter how much a position requires out of a worker mentally or physically, many employers still ultimately prefer hiring fresh faces over keeping the more experienced employees. This is especially problematic in Colorado since nearly one-third of the state consists of residents over the age of 50.

The role of intellectual property in cryptocurrency

Colorado startups and existing companies in a wide range of industries are trying to take advantage of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Many of these companies are creating new coins, software and infrastructure to support their ventures. As part of the process, experts say they should strongly consider protecting their intellectual property. There are several different types of IP protection available depending on the type of information involved.

LLC business structure separates personal and business assets

Entrepreneurs starting almost any kind of company in Colorado frequently need to establish their businesses as legal entities separate from themselves. This designation allows business owners to buffer their personal financial lives from business liabilities like debts or lawsuits. Entrepreneurs often choose the business structure known as a limited liability company because of its flexibility and straightforward tax filings.

Steps to take for a smooth business merger

Business owners have a few options when it comes to exiting or expanding, and many find themselves buying another enterprise or selling to another party at some point. The process of a merger or acquisition in Colorado can raise any number of legal issues. According to members of the Forbes Business Development Council, the most important things to consider include asking the tough questions, knowing the deal breakers, gathering information and checking the culture fit.

Biotech startups can benefit from venture capital

Entrepreneurs starting new ventures in biotechnology may be looking for capital to help them achieve their business goals. Given that startups are launched in Colorado on a daily basis, it may seem difficult to secure the venture capital needed to bring valuable business ideas to fruition. Many investors tend to favor businesses that can show some history of success or significant equity. There are several factors that innovators can keep in mind to help them in their search for additional funding.

How difficult is it to be a single mom in Denver?

Whether it is from an unwanted pregnancy or a rough divorce, single mothers have numerous hard challenges to face. They have to try and maintain a job that will provide them enough money and time to spend with their kids while also overcoming the financial struggles that determine if they can live in the same house and build enough savings to give their kids a sufficient educational future.

What to address in a business plan

The first steps of the business planning process include creating a plan for what the company does and how it will do it. This can be helpful whether the business will operate in Colorado or any other state. Business owners should also be sure that they consider who their competition is and what makes them successful. Taking this step can help a new business determine how it will be different and better than existing companies in its field.