It's no secret that the Mile High City's startup scene is thriving.
The best and brightest minds are drawn to Denver because they can make their mark relatively quickly. With a young, active, educated labor pool, startups have access to talent. And, Colorado offers a myriad of resources for entrepreneurs - the Small Business Development Center, Denver Startup Week, Galvanize, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN), INDUSTRY Denver, TEDxMileHigh, WeWork, and the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN), to name a few - that drive the city's entrepreneurial economy. The cherry on top is Denver's quality of life. Residents and tourists alike enjoy skiing, hiking, white water rafting, kayaking, camping, rock climbing, and pretty much anything else outdoors.
But don't take my word for it - take a look at Colorado's entrepreneurial track record:
So, how do you tap into this incredible network and start a successful business in Denver? I have gathered up all my favorite tips, tricks and resources in this blog to help you navigate how to start a business in Denver.
Money is a tricky topic. It's sometimes awkward to talk about. And, most of us were taught that we're not suppose to. We were told that it's impolite to discuss how much something costs or how much money we earn. Yet, it's always on our minds. As entrepreneurs, we want to do what we're passionate about and build an amazing, purposeful life while at the same time finding financial freedom and creating wealth for ourselves.
Creating wealth starts with understanding your own relationship with money. An unhealthy relationship with money means you may never achieve financial freedom. If it's uncomfortable for you to talk your finances or you have an unhealthy relationship with money, you've got to change the way you think, feel and act about money. Your old money stories hold you captive and prevent you from achieving wealth. But if you can shift the way you think about money, you have the opportunity to create the abundance you desire.
Are you ready to have your mind blown? Let's start with what you've been taught that's not working for you. According to Robert Allen, author of Creating Wealth, most of us have been taught things about wealth that are no longer - or were never - true. Here are Allen's nine most prevalent faulty assumptions about wealth. As you read them, notice how there is a grain of truth to each.
In a perfect world, your business sells on autopilot.
People recognize your name and love what you do, so they refer other customers to you and the cycle continues. But what if nobody knows about your business? Finding customers is simpler than you might think. There are many tools at your disposal. You just need a detailed strategy that gets your business in front of qualified potential buyers efficiently and cost effectively.
Here’s a three step process to help you build a connected lead-generation campaign that will help you find new customers.