5 Things to Look for in a Business Partner

Business Partnerships

Starting a business is an exciting journey but very demanding at the same time. Depending on what kind of business you’re trying to build, there will come a time when you will be in need of help. If you are looking for a teammate who shares your passion, take some of your responsibilities and expand your skills set, a business … Read More

How To Prepare Your Pitch Deck – 10 Easy Steps

Pitch Deck

Starting or scaling your business can be difficult without proper funding. But there are easy ways you can prepare your pitch deck. After you’ve created your business plan, it’s time to prepare your pitch. There are many ways to get startup funding for your business and one of them is to pitch your idea to venture capitalists or angel investors. … Read More

How to Create a Killer Business Plan

Create a killer business plan

You have a great idea to start a profitable business, but you aren’t totally sure where to go. Well, one of the most important things to do with your idea is to write out a business plan.  What is a business plan? A business plan is similar to a roadmap as it guides your business and outlines your goals, along with … Read More

How to Create a Killer Marketing Plan

Marketing Plan

Marketing plans are an essential part of starting a business and creating a business plan as it can almost single-handedly determine the success of your business. Despite the ingenuity or need for your product, you may never experience a single sale if you don’t discover the proper way to get it in front of the eyes of consumers: that’s where … Read More

CoLab INC Hosts Annual Collegiate Pitch Competitions for SDA Students

LaunchU Pitch Events offer an opportunity for students to win startup funding for their businesses.  Boise, ID: This year, CoLab INC will be hosting its LaunchU Collegiate Pitch Event in various SDA schools including Walla Walla University, Pacific Union College, Southern Adventist University and Oakwood  University for its second consecutive year. For the 2020-2021 school year the program will be adding two … Read More

4 Types of Intellectual Property (IP) to Protect Your Idea

One of the most important things to consider as you get ready to start your business, besides creating your business plan, is to protect your intellectual property. This term encompasses any branding aspects, designs, specific products, processes, and/or ideas, and the legal rights to use these. You can protect your intellectual property by establishing trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and patents. … Read More

3 Companies that Pivoted During COVID

Companies that Pivoted During COVID

The current global pandemic has caused many businesses to pivot. As regulations continue to be released and consumer behavior remains altered, previously successful companies are finding it nearly impossible to stay open without tailoring their business to the new norm. Many have failed to do so effectively, while others have implemented entirely new, innovative ways to remain afloat during the … Read More

10 Steps To Starting A Profitable Business

Find an Idea- Solve Someone’s Problem Everything starts with an idea. Sometimes, it’s the most challenging part of starting a business endeavor. You may have the entrepreneurial spirit within you, but you may be lacking in creativity or inspiration. However, this problem has a solution: train your mind to be resourceful and curious. Most revolutionary inventions in the modern world … Read More