Handling Slow Business Months as Entrepreneurs

No doubt, one of the most challenging aspects of being a small business owner is handling a fluctuating income. Month to month is not always consistent, which makes budgeting and preparation a chore.  While some small businesses may be heading to a more lucrative season as winter approaches, others may be in for a dry […]

Celebrating Veteran’s Day and Their Entrepreneurial Spirit

Perhaps nothing is more American than striking with your own business and exercising the freedom to create your own income in the free market.  The dream of being your own boss and take sole control over your career has its’ draws that most everyone has considered at some point or another. An estimated 2.45 million […]

International Women’s Day

Today, there are more female entrepreneurs than ever before! In celebration of International Women’s Day 2016, we thought we’d recognize a few historical women entrepreneurs with ties to the Denver area, as well as some of their fantastic and contributory accomplishments to the modern world of business.  

Lessons Learned from Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday kick-started the presidential nominee campaign (though I’m sure we’ve all seen enough ads in the last few months leading up to this day!). We hope you did your civic duty and got out there to vote for your choice in candidates, but thought we’d mention a few things all small business owners can take […]

Congrats Broncos! 5 Things We Can Learn

With today’s parade storming downtown Denver (and us being lucky enough to be on the parade’s route at our 1625 17th location) we’re joining in celebrating our Denver Broncos’ Superbowl win!  Today we highlight five lessons entrepreneurs can learn from our champion football team to also become successful in life’s endeavors. 

Resolutions for 2016

For us at DVO, 2015 has been a wild ride! This year, we have added several more locations and created new partnerships across the board, and fortunately have experienced a fair amount of success despite being presented with numerous challenges along the way.  Every small business and its contributing factors are unique, but we thought […]

Gifts Beyond Starbucks Gift Cards

We’re sure you don’t need a reminder that Christmas is just three days away! But, as always, we wanted to do the best we could to help out during crunch time to hopefully make life easier. Today we discuss some last minute gifts that go above and beyond a Starbucks gift card to show associates, […]

5 Holiday Hosting Tips

Just because a company is small doesn’t mean a holiday party is out of the question! Consider throwing a get together, even if it’s just you and your partners, associates, or one or two employees. Let those who have helped your business grow know they are appreciated. Here are some tips on hosting a holiday […]

6 Things to do Before the Holidays

It’s happened. Music stations are playing Christmas music, neighbors are starting to put up decorations, and it’s snowed multiple times already. The holidays are here, and with them comes a multitude of stressers, especially for entrepreneurs.  There’s a lot of pressure to get things done by the end of the year, keep finances in order […]

What We’re Most Thankful for as Entrepreneurs

With Thanksgiving this week, it’s a good time to pause for a moment in the chaos of cooking and planning to recall various aspects of our lives we’re truly grateful for. Of course, as we discussed last year, being a small business owner provides a lot of reasons to be thankful. But this year, we’re […]