Business owners increasingly are realizing that they have the potential not just to make profit but to benefit their communities. From that concept, a new social impact economy is evolving. Social impact enterprises sell goods and services, but also have specific social objectives, to fulfill a primary mission or purpose. Maximizing profit is not their […]
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Chris Franz, an admitted serial entrepreneur who has started a dozen companies, recently founded another one, Wavelength Ventures, which will provide funding for tech startups. Wavelength Ventures is a venture capital company that seeks to fill a void in the region by matching angel investors with promising startup tech businesses. Franz said he has approximately […]
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Colorado Springs-based Outwest Systems Inc. isn’t going to reach its crowdfunding goal of $100,000. “We’ve been learning some stuff about how to make crowdfunding work,” said Paul Weissler, the company’s president. “It seems what you kind of have to do is bring a crowd to your crowdfunding. You can’t just show up and say ‘Hi […]
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Jenny Bazzetta and Stephanie Yu are preparing to host an event that they wish they’d been invited to when they were starting their businesses. “There are so many women with small handmade and craft businesses and not a lot of opportunities,” said Bazzetta, who makes and sells handcrafted confections through her business, BonBon Bombardier. “Business […]
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Startup business owners may find it vital to protect their company’s intellectual property, although some experts warn that it is costly and may take time away from actually developing the initial idea into a successful business. So how protective do entrepreneurs need to be while developing their business, especially in a co-working space? Not very, […]
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