The Colorado cake community (yes, there is a community for everything!) got behind the Colorado Cottage Food Bill. The bill would allow for the sale of baked goods from home kitchens, allowing the kitchens to sell goods for local sale, without costly regulations, such as finding health department approved kitchen incubator space. This is great news for very small business formation right out of the home. Several other states have already passed similar legislation, and the Colorado House committee has given its unanimous support. Of course, it has great support from the home baker industry, as displayed on the Colorado Cottage Food site. Some of the requirements include:
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock unveiled his one-year strategic economic development plan, called JumpStart 2012. The goal is to "create world-class opportunities" for Denver's businesses, residents and neighborhoods. Under this plan, the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) will undertake seven strategic initiatives, or “pillars,” including:
A new bill that is expected to be signed into law soon will allow startups to raise finance using online platforms and their social networks. It forms part of the JOBS Act, whose goal is to cut down on red tape for US startups and help these companies expand and create jobs.