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The making of a restaurant

After years of building the dreams of others, I wanted to begin to build my own. Most importantly, I just wanted to have fun cooking, the way I felt when I wasn’t even tall enough to reach the counter at my mom’s side.

Is there a franchise in your future?

Closet entrepreneurs and small business hopefuls can be in business for themselves without being by themselves. The solution is coming from the widely growing sector of franchising.

Should you eat an airplane just because you can?

Thirty-five years ago, Frenchman Michel Lotito became famous for eating a Cessna 150. Yep, he ate the whole thing: wings, tires, windows, seats, engine--everything. It took him two years, but he got the whole thing down, and I'm assuming, out.

AOL's founder stops in Denver to spotlight the American dream

Steve Case has taken to the streets on a cross-country Rise of the Rest tour to shine a spotlight on entrepreneurial ecosystems between the coasts. And this year’s five-day, five-city excursion- Oct. 3-7- makes its way to the Mile High City on Oct. 4.

Prolific publisher Pat Wiesner wraps it up

Thirty-three years, 30 magazines, hundreds of employees, 11 airplanes and countless columns later, prolific Colorado publisher Pat Wiesner is putting down his pen. And picking up a guitar.

This lemonade czar is all of 10 years old

When life hands you lemons, the saying goes, you make lemonade. Unless you’re 10-year-old Jack Bonneau – then you build a business.

Why immigration reform would be good for Colorado

As an investor, I’m always looking for the next great American company. Today, it is just as likely to be someone born in Beijing or Jaipur as it is to be someone from Boston or Boulder.

Secrets behind the success of a serial restaurateur

Start early, stay late and be prepared to lose most of your friends, your mind and at least one marriage. Be prepared to live a half rags and half riches lifestyle, while your restaurant has a line around the block.

Opposite attract: Why entrepreneurs need financial planning

There's a business market where two philosophies clash: the old school thinking of the financial planning industry and the dynamic thinking of entrepreneurs. Marrying the two philosophies isn't easy, but it is necessary.

Evolution of a startup: How to build your business to scale

The early days of running a startup can be a frenzied time. But it’s during the early days that you, as an entrepreneur, are able to put in place the processes that will keep the business moving and growing in the years to come.

Where are you in the seven stages of business ownership?

Okay, so you're building the business of your dreams. But do you have any reference point for how your business actually affects you personally? If you don't, you just might be building a trap for yourself.

This entrepreneur's advice to himself: Think big. Now bigger.

If Eric Wu weren’t the co-founder of Bracket Labs, tasked with sales and customer success, he’d like to be running a surfing school in Hawaii. Right now, he’s busy building high-quality collaboration and productivity apps for the Salesforce AppExchange.
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