Last year the Colorado Legislature passed two bills to fund an Economic Gardening (EG) pilot in Colorado. GeoWize, national experts in Economic Gardening, will be working with the Colorado Small Business Development Center (See article) to provide Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis services to the client companies in the pilot. The pilot will be managed…Details
On October 4th, from 7 PM to 8 PM, I will be presenting at Art Street: 1079 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204, On GIS/Dynamic Mapping for Business Growth.
Nancy Lanard from Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana, Attorneys at Law, posted the following article on due diligence for franchisees: http://www.spadealaw.com/blog/2012/07/18/due-diligence-prospective-franchisees?goback=.gde_67633_member_135863231. Here is my reply posting: Nancy, Your comments are absolutely “right on” when it comes to selecting a franchisor. Once a franchisee selects the “right” retail, B2C franchisor, there is a very important next step…Details
Over the past six years of supporting small business entrepreneurs with GIS , I have found that most entrepreneurs really have no clue about the power of GIS for small business success. No wonder! for years, GIS has been the secret weapon of big business. Although we can try to educate each small business owner,…Details
The June 18th, 2012 issue of Crain’s Detroit Business, has an excellent article on one of the Michigan state Economic Gardening (EG) program’s success stories. The featured business is Online Tech Inc. Yan Ness, the CEO, discusses his experience with the Michigan EG program and the value that it provided to his strategic growth plans. The…Details
Here is a reprint of site location considerations from www.toolkit.com/small_business_guide. Some of these factors need to be assessed during an on-site visit, but a majority of them can only be discovered using geospatial information analysis. An important factor in selecting a location is that you keep a long-term perspective. Site selection can be a big…Details
Hi everyone: I’m speaking at GITA’s 2010 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference in Phoenix, AZ, on 4/27/2010, from 3:15-4:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center in Room N226B. I hope you can make it to my presentation. I’ve pasted the abstract below, and here’s a link to the main conference page: http://www.gita.org/gis. You can navigate to…Details
SUMMER SPECIAL – FREE Demographics & Income Profile report!!! In retail, restaurant, and many other businesses, “location, location, location” is the key to success. The problem is often times a business owner cannot tell if a location is “right” for their business. Commercial Realtors and landlords all hope that you will be successful, but their primary…Details