Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 2:41 pm
First in a series about small businesses in America.
Small businesses are celebrated and exalted as the hard-working, most deserving members of the political economy. They get tax breaks, and they're touted as the engines of job creation.
But a basic question: What is a small business? It turns out there is no one definition.
Classifications Of Small
Colorado is one of the friendliest states for small businesses in the nation according to a survey by the Kauffman Foundation in partnership with Thumbtack.com.
Business is booming in downtown Greeley, with businesses seeing increased activity driven at least partly by the city's Downtown Development Authority programs.
The maker of Fat Tire beer in Fort Collins is taking its employee ownership program to the next level.
Six months after the High Park Fire destroyed 259 homes, many businesses have bounced back in Rist Canyon, north of Fort Collins. For some, recovery came easily. Others had a longer road to travel.