Chances are that you have heard the terms "patent," "copyright" and "trademark" thrown around, but you might not understand what each one means and how they are different. Each one can offer protection to small businesses but they are used for different reasons.
Apparently the White House thinks enough of our Denver area technical talent to tap into them in an effort to get their thoughts on the development of new government backed programs that are aimed at helping new startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs have a shot at government contracts. Anyone who has ever started a business knows how difficult it can be to not only get your business off the ground but break the barrier to winning large government IT contracts that can make or break a business.
Think you have a great idea for a small business? Well the City of Denver is looking for applicants for its first ever JumpStart Biz Plan Awards coming this fall. The Denver Office of Economic Development announced the competition last week. It is designed to honor the best and brightest in small businesses by recognizing the top ten startups as well as business concepts in their early stages of business planning and development. The top prize is $50,000 in cash and business support services to help the lucky entrepreneur launch his or her brilliant idea.
Since the United States Supreme Court upheld the health care reform legislation signed by President Obama, many Denver employers might be wondering just what exactly does this ruling mean to their business. First and foremost, many of the issues affecting employers will not go into effect until 2014, so employers have anywhere from 18 to 24 months to get prepared.