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Business Identity Theft

Identity theft doesn’t just target individuals — businesses are also vulnerable to these types of crimes. Hijackers can steal financial information from businesses in order to pose as that business to establish lines of credit or make fraudulent purchases. How can your business protect itself from identity theft and cyber crimes? Three Colorado state agencies […]

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Transportation Network Companies

How does the State of Colorado regulate digitally-networked transportation companies like Uber and Lyft? The Colorado Legislative Council has just published a new Issue Brief that explores this topic. Here you can learn about the many differences between transportation network companies (TNCs) and traditional taxicabs, including driver requirements, safety inspections, and how the companies set […]

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Colorado Sales Tax Changes

Changes to the laws about how sales tax is collected in Colorado went into effect on December 1. These changes affect many small businesses in Colorado. The new laws require retailers who ship taxable products to consumers in Colorado to base the sales tax collected on the buyer’s address, not the seller’s. This gets complicated, […]

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Business Tools & Resources

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) just completed a major overhaul of their website, which includes a helpful Business Tools & Resources page.  Here you can find a new site-selection guide, aimed at drawing businesses to Colorado, and other resources.  Also on OEDIT’s new webpage, choosecolorado.com, are pages outlining key industries […]

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Colorado Small Business Week

May 1-7 is Colorado Small Business Week.  “With over 560,000 small businesses and half our workforce employed by small businesses, this week of workshops, events and festivities will celebrate Colorado’s entrepreneurial spirit,” according to the Colorado Small Business Week website.  The website also includes a calendar of events. Our library offers many resources for small […]

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Hire for Colorado

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is working to reduce the number of unemployed and underemployed persons in Colorado.  Although the number of unemployed has been reduced with the upturn in the economy following the recession, many are still underemployed in Colorado, according to a new website sponsored by the Department.  HireforColorado.com is a […]

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Sales Tax Information for Businesses

If you are selling goods in the State of Colorado your business is required to have a sales tax license (sometimes known as a vendor license).  This license, through the state Department of Revenue, is required for the collection and distribution of sales tax revenue.  The Department of Revenue has set up a helpful webpage […]

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Colorado Recognizes Teachers and Small Businesses

This week Colorado is recognizing two separate groups for their contributions to our state.  May 4-8, 2015, is Teacher Appreciation Week as well as Small Business Week. Teacher Appreciation WeekAs the school year draws to a close, this week has been set aside to thank teachers for all they have done for us.  Nearly everyone can recall a teacher or […]

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Nonprofit Board Member Course

Don’t let this be your Board! With the new year often comes new board members for nonprofits.  If you are joining a nonprofit board this upcoming year, or just want a refresher, check out the Colorado Secretary of State’s Nonprofit Board Member Course.  This helpful online tool can give you tips on board governance, personnel issues, […]

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Colorado Innovation Week

Governor Hickenlooper has proclaimed August 25-29, 2014 as “Colorado Innovation Week.”  According to the Governor’s press release, “The four pillars of the Colorado innovation ecosystem are talent, ideas, capital, and entrepreneurship.”  Hickenlooper says, “Innovation Week is a catalyst for bringing together many of the brightest thinkers and innovation leaders from around the world to inspire […]

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Starting a Business in Colorado

The State of Colorado offers many resources for Colorado entrepreneurs.  One of the most helpful resources is an online tutorial from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, Starting a Business in Colorado.  This tutorial takes you step-by-step through the business registration process, starting with selecting and registering your business name.  You can also use the Secretary […]

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Online Business Filings from the Colorado Secretary of State

If you are looking for incorporation records for any registered Colorado business, they are available online through the Colorado Secretary of State’s Business Database.  Search the database by business or trade name, or by ID number.  Once you have searched for a business, it will return with a summary screen including the business name, ID, […]

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Colorado Innovation Network

The State of Colorado has launched a new resource for business and entrepreneurs, the Colorado Innovation Network.  Their website explains how they can help Colorado businesses: Hello. We are the Colorado Innovation Network, but you can call us COIN. We are a catalyst for innovation. We are creating a physical and virtual network of global […]

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Colorado Business Resource Book

Since 1998, the Colorado Business Resource book has been helping entrepreneurs and small business owners with the information they need to succeed.  Published by the Colorado Small Business Development Centers, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, and other partners, the book is continually updated to reflect the most current information.  You can […]

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Colorado INSITE

Are you looking for a home for your business?  Whether you have a small start-up and are looking for a location, have an established business are thinking of upgrading your space, or are investing in commercial real estate, you will find the new Colorado INSITE website a valuable resource.  Sponsored by the Colorado Office of Economic Development […]

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Colorado Resource Gateway: Ideas for Entrepreneurs

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network has a new resource, Colorado Resource Gateway, for Colorado entrepreneurs.  According to the site, The Colorado Resource Gateway connects Colorado business owners to relevant resources and business development organizations. The Business Resource Gateway filters resources based on Business Life Cycle stage, type of assistance sought, and geographic area. […]

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Colorado SBDC and Transportation Projects

Yesterday’s blog post introduced the Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network as a resource for small businesses.  In addition to their business services, the Colorado SBDC has also partnered with the Colorado Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) to help small businesses in the transportation industry.  SBDC and CDOT have partnered up to launch a new website, www.connect2dot.org, which “provides small […]

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Colorado SBDC Network

The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has a new website.  Here you can find information about the resources and assistance available to those looking to start a business or to those interested in growing and sustaining their current Colorado small business.  Sponsored by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the […]

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Relocating a Business to Colorado

If you’re interested in taking advantage of Colorado’s highly educated workforce and other amenities by relocating your business in our beautiful state, all the information you need is available at your fingertips through the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade’s Site Selection resource.  Here you will find everything you need to know, from […]

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Worker’s Compensation in Colorado

Both employers and employees should be aware of worker’s compensation laws in Colorado.  If you’re an injured worker or an employer, be sure to visit the Colorado Dept. of Labor & Employment’s workers compensation webpage for the information you need to understand the process.  For background and explanation of the laws, see the 2012 Colorado Worker’s […]

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Help in Planning Your Career

Whether you’re in high school/college and planning your future, or already in the workforce and looking to change careers, a good way to help select your vocation is to look at future projections for jobs and professions.  The Colorado Dept. of Labor and Employment publishes each year a series of brochures listing the top jobs/careers projected […]