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The Western Slope TechStars Startup Week 2020 will be June 1-5 here in Grand Junction. Techstars Startup Week West Slope is a free, multi-day, “choose your own adventure” meeting of the entrepreneurial minds and celebration of the #WestSlopeBestSlope way of doing business.   Who is TechStars Startup Week right for?...

The following are outtakes from a recent 2020 Economic Forecast presentation by Charlie Dougherty of Wells Fargo Securities. The entire slide deck presentation can be found here.  The general outlook for the country, and more specifically for Colorado, is positive.  Most indicators lean towards continuing...

If you've decided 2020 is the year you buy a business and become your own boss, we can help.  Venture Advocates is based in Grand Junction; we enjoy helping local residents sell businesses when they're ready to retire, and buy new businesses when ready to...

In both large and SMBs "giving back" and the idea of corporate responsibility are blooming. Our last post explained Corporate Social Responsibility and its four pillars: the community, the environment, the marketplace and the workplace.  In this post, we want to discuss the first two...

If you don’t exactly understand what corporate social responsibility (CSR) means, don’t worry.  We’ll cover the main points you need to know.  CSR is increasingly seen as something that companies of all sizes need to be aware of, so let’s take a closer look at...

M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) purchasing agreements can have a lot of moving parts.  A recent article from Meghan Daniels entitled, “The Makings of the M&A Purchase Agreement” serves to outline a range of facts including that every M&A deal is different.  The article, which serves...

  Are you a business owner who is interested in selling?  If so, there are some strategies you should undoubtedly use.  At the top of the list is the all-important offering memorandum.  The offering memorandum, often referred to as a selling memorandum, is a straightforward but...