If you've ever lived through a winter in Boulder County, CO, then you know just what type of rigorous job you'll have to do for about 7 months out of the year in keeping up with the winter conditions. You'll often see driveways barely cleared and some sidewalks are virtually impossible to cross without the risk of serious injury. If you own a company you should also note that locations that address and keep snow removal at the top of their priority list do better in the winter time. If your parking and walking areas are virtually snow free, especially after a sudden Rocky Mountain snow storm, people will converge there to do business instead of using alternatives.
It's possible that certain areas of your property may actually be owned by the city - especially the sidewalks. The issue becomes that the city is under normal circumstances not not required to maintain any publicly owned space if it is contained within your property boundaries. Your curb space and your front lawn might flank the city owned section of the sidewalk, but you are responsible for the removal of snow in these spaces. As we all know, the city does not send out sidewalk snow removal personnel except for maybe heavily traveled public areas during the winter, so if you want to ensure that your place of business is absolutely hazard free you're going to have to do the work yourself or employ professionals.
If an spill occurs on these spaces you, as the home or business owner, are responsible and liable for any injury that occurs. Residents will sometimes shake such incidents off as bad luck in the winter time since conditions are likely to be terrible everywhere, but there is also the very real possibility you could be sued. If you want to mitigate your chances of being sued then it would be in your best interests to keep on top of the winter conditions around your property that are also considered public spaces - parking lots and sidewalks especially.
You may not have extra time to do more than brief shovelling or snow removal to remove snow from the areas you need to pass through. Ice removal is a different beast altogether and one that most people ignore or throw some salt on and hope for the best. If you don't have time, or you find that snow removal is too physically taxing, you could consider a snow removal Boulder service to assist you during the often overwhelming winters in Boulder.
Snow removal Boulder services are frequently less expensive than you might expect. To make things easier on yourself you should make the call before you're waist deep in the next snow storm.
Professional snow removal services can be employed through out the season on a contract basis or on an as needed basis. Make winter easier on yourself this year and hire a professional snow removal Boulder service to see the difference - you won't look back!