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Montanya Distillers' new rum is an ode to female distillers

The result of a four year journey of grit and determination, Montanya Distillers, a craft rum distillery in Crested Butte, recently released its newest rum, Valentia. The limited release rum was created to celebrate the progress women have made in becoming a vital part of craft distilling.

The role of trusts in estate planning

When you create an estate plan, there are many considerations to take into account. Among these considerations is whether you need a will or a trust.

Staying Lean on Legal While Forgoing VC Funding

What’s a scrappy, innovative entrepreneur meant to do when they have to stay lean while budgeting for one of the most notoriously exasperating business expenses -- legal? Risk is absolutely inherent to growth, and as such, legal counsel is a non-negotiable aspect of any successful business.

It's a good time to be in the plant-based food business

Local entrepreneurs say consumers looking for variety in their diet are driving the current trend, and turning the nonmeat category into a booming business.

5 Unique secrets to improve your negotiation skills

Learning to negotiate takes practice. Don’t expect yourself to become a pro overnight. After all, even the best negotiators need time to hone their skills.

Solutions to the affordable housing crisis in Colorado

It is vital that municipalities work with developers to provide creative incentive packages to encourage affordable housing development in their communities. A public-private approach can provide viable solutions to a growing housing crisis.

A Break-Even Analysis of Social Security Considerations

Our analysis for determining the right strategy for clients considers the following factors: 1) break-even analysis, 2) portfolio withdrawal needs, 3) earnings test and 4) planning for married couples. For this article, we will be focusing on break-even analysis.

The difference between marketing and branding

Too many good companies are held back by not knowing when to focus on branding and when to focus on marketing. Know when to double down on branding, double down on marketing and where the two overlap.

An overabundance of plastic, and irony

As the world becomes more aware of plastic, and the harm plastic is doing to the world, has grown exponentially. However, eliminating plastic entirely would require a complete lifestyle change for most consumers.

Why Valuation Matters for Closely-Held Businesses

We are all working toward an end-of-business ownership event, whether it's an external sale, an internal succession or a transition to your family through an estate plan. Whichever path you hope to take, the change will arrive someday. Knowing this, it's vital to have a strategy in place.

Group14 Engineering: Decreasing greenhouse emissions one building at a time

Group14 Engineering, public-benefit corporation (PBC), is a sustainability and energy efficiency consulting firm headquartered in Denver with a mission to inspire better buildings where people thrive.

When to Consider Converting to a Roth IRA

Evaluating income tax rates, the ability to pay taxes on the conversion with non-IRA assets, estate tax, minimum distribution requirements and additional income tax considerations.
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