As I said earlier the City decided to audit the tax payments of my company (because I was slightly critical of them).
My company sells enterprise software worldwide. We have the end of the quarter coming up and that is the busiest time, with the final working day of the quarter generally pulling in substantially more money than any other day.
And we're a small company so we have one accounting person. She is the one that creates quotes, generates invoices, etc. And when we receive a P.O., she's the one that then sends the customer their license keys. In other words, she's essential to finalizing the sale. She's also the one that will have to spend an entire day providing information to the City of Boulder tax people when they come to our office.
Cue the dramatic music… You can see it coming can't you… Of course they are coming on… March 31. This is akin to performing an audit on a retail store the Friday after Thanksgiving. Just one more way (of many) that the City of Boulder does it's best to harm local business.
For those considering locating in Boulder – there are a number of pluses here from the people to how pretty it is. And the Tech Stars program is awesome. But the city government is strongly anti-business. I think this comes from the large number of residents who are either trust fund babies, work at the University, or work in a research labs. To many of them private enterprise is unseemly and they think it degrades Boulder.
Ps – my CEO has told me that I am not to say anything "funny" to the city accountants when they're there. Darn – I was going to put a note on my door that said "Do Not Enter – Shredding Financial Documents".