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How AR and VR can help a company

Colorado business owners have likely heard of augmented reality and virtual reality. The Pokemon Go game that was all the rage in 2016 is an example of augmented reality, but there are far more sophisticated applications that may benefit a corporate entity. Virtual reality has also been implemented to create more realistic environments for computer games. Like AR, there are other applications for VR beyond how it is used today.

Planning is key to entrepreneurial success

Analysis and preparation are key points of focus for any successful Colorado entrepreneur or business owner. Planning, in all its forms, is vital for business owners, and yet many turn their eyes and efforts toward the next challenge without proper examination. It does little good to jump in with both feet if the jumper doesn't know where to land.

Exit strategies are more important than most people think

Many Colorado entrepreneurs think of exit strategies as being merely paragraphs that make up obscure sections of their original business plans. As such, exit strategies are often forgotten even though they should be treated as legal concerns with growing a business. One of the reasons why exit strategies become nothing more than an afterthought is that they are seldom formalized. Instead, they are often included in business plans as boilerplate for prospective investors and lenders to review.

Newer companies having problems getting funding

Startup businesses in Colorado and throughout the country are finding it harder to get capital compared to established companies. This is the case even when both startups and mature companies have the same credit profiles. That was a key finding from a Federal Reserve survey that was published on Aug. 8. Despite this, 43 percent of small businesses that had been around for five years or less and had employees were growing revenue. This was compared to just 22 percent of more established small businesses that had employees.

How entrepreneurs can build low-cost marketing campaigns

Colorado startup companies are often initially cash-strapped, and as they struggle to find the revenue to stay afloat, some owners decide to cut back on their marketing and advertising expenses or eliminate them entirely. This can be a mistake, because a strong marketing program can drive sales and bring a consistent revenue stream into the start-up. Entrepreneurs may instead want to develop a low-cost marketing strategy that can help their businesses grow.

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.

Planning for the worst with a business start-up

Recessionary swings in the economy are an inevitable and unpredictable fact of life, similar to Gulf hurricanes and northeastern snowstorms. Just as with natural disasters, Denver business investors can protect their start-up company assets and future earnings by making plans for the next economic downturn. What works for a business in good times may quickly become a liability, bu there are some ways to prepare for a quick response.

The details new business owners shouldn't neglect

Colorado residents may choose to start businesses to experience the thrill of being their own bosses. However, there are many details involved with starting a company that some entrepreneurs may overlook, which could reduce their odds of being successful. For instance, business owners may forget to secure the licenses and permits they may be legally required to possess prior to opening their doors to customers. Individuals should be aware that they may have to pay certain fees or dues to become properly certified to run a company.

Expanding a business into international markets

There are a number of reasons why a Colorado business owner might want to expand into the international market, and one of the biggest is the incredible potential for growth. However, many business owners are intimidated at the idea of this type of expansion, and this is especially true after the uncertainty related to the passage of Brexit.