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Who's going to buy your company?

As the owner of a company, you might have an idea of when you would like to sell it (and possibly retire).  You might have an idea of how much you need to get in order to sell.  But do you know who the likely buyers are and what might make them a fit for your situation? Many business owners, espec...

Rocky Mountain Worm Company

Jay Williams graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and came home to Colorado Springs in 2010. His green-thumbed father, Ken, had started using compost in the garden, but something was missing: worms. “You need a lot of worms to keep your garden healthy,” says Jay.

Finding money in unexpected places

Best of CoBiz: Building with the arts

Eight great tips to prevent burnout

As a business owner, I get it. For many of us, owning a business has been a dream come true; but for others it can seem like a nightmare. Dealing with burnout can feel like a daunting task. It’s your responsibility, however, to take charge and really examine what is happening in your life. I’ve gi...

Top 10 ways to get the most from working at home

Can you really work in your underwear and take long lunches? Can you actually get work done and be more productive than you would be at an office, without being constantly distracted? What's the best way to pace yourself to avoid burn out? And how can you avoid talking to the dog, the cat – or the...

When to start planning to sell your business:

On the road with the Free Enterprise tour

Two young journalists on a cross-country mission to learn more about the business of business found plenty to like during a recent stop in Colorado. The roaming writers visited Boulder’s booming Rally Software July 18 and spoke alongside TechStars founder Brad Feld and Bill Aulet, head of the Mart...

Best of CoBiz: Top 10 signs your leadership is building trust

Become your own boss in three easy steps

Some people look down on simple business. They’ll say ‘you just own your job’ as if it’s pitiful. Don’t let them get to you: it’s still better than not owning your job. I’d argue that hiring yourself out is the original capitalism and the very foundation of America. But for self-employment to work...

Top 10 qualities that drive revenue

Get a clue, win the game

 Across all industries, 25 percent of startups will fail in the first year. By the fourth year, it’s 50 percent. And the leading cause of failure?  Incompetence.  About 46 percent of firms go pear-shaped because leadership hasn’t a clue what they’re doing. More specifically, they suffer from at le...
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