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Growth the right way makes difference

By Chris Cipoletti Growth is something most businesses strive for — growth means more revenue, more prestige, and more profit, right? Wrong! Smart growth can help a business, but growth for growth’s sake can be a business’ downfall. I recently consulted with a logistics company struggling with its growth. A small family-owned business grew exponentially… Continue Reading Growth the right way makes difference

America has no national policy to pay for long-term care — no payment system for nursing home, home care or dozens of other services many need as they age. Almost as bad, there has been little public discussion about this looming crisis. You’d think it might surface as a 2016 election issue, but not yet.… Continue Reading Long-term care insurance gives little assurance

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By John Olson We can now all rejoice as the long anticipated Bustang is coming! Excitement fills the air as, once again, we will have an alternative mode of transportation to get to and from Denver. Denver has recently done amazing things with its transit system, primarily the network of the light-rail system and Union… Continue Reading Bustang needs better landing point

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By Ted Schwartz and Jamie Cornehlsen During their working years, people scrimp and save to set aside capital to invest in the markets to fund retirement. Throughout, they slavishly monitor their portfolio’s progress against key market indexes to assess their progress. Yet, in most cases, this common approach fails to accurately tell investors what they… Continue Reading Forget what you know about retirement planning

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The Great Rece-ssion is behind us, and now our problem is finding qualified workers to fill the voids created by rapid technological change and retiring Boomers. Having a capable workforce is extremely important when it comes to attracting, growing and retaining companies. This is a national challenge resulting in economic development phrases du jour such… Continue Reading Let’s respond and help workforce development

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The road to retirement should be paved with more than good intentions. Individuals approaching retirement should develop and follow an income plan that balances their current lifestyle with the long term sustainability of their retirement portfolio. There are two critical components for accomplishing this: following a spending policy and focusing on investing in companies that… Continue Reading Be smart to create smoother road to retirement

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Cybersecurity tips help small businesses

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Small businesses do everything in their power to keep their workplace from burning down in a fire. Most businesses probably have an emergency plan of escape just in case. But many small- to medium-sized businesses are overlooking a critical component in keeping their businesses secure — they are not protected or prepared for a non-physical,… Continue Reading Cybersecurity tips help small businesses

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By Chuck Wielgus Volunteerism is as American as apple pie. The notion is born out of need, and the idea that people in a community can come together to overcome that need. Within our swimming community, I often refer to coaches as the essential segment of our club system, but the system requires events, and… Continue Reading Volunteers have huge value in our youth sports

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How should America’s banks be tested?

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What do tests really test? This may seem a silly philosophical question, but educators and government agencies are keen to figure this out. My concern here isn’t with education, but banking. Usually the banks do the testing: Are you credit-worthy? What’s your score? Anyone who ever took out a car loan, house mortgage or business… Continue Reading How should America’s banks be tested?

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Inspiring creativity through machine tools

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Inspiring creativity through machine tools

With technology advancing and accelerating the way it is today, there is no limit to the level of creativity an individual can achieve. Some even go as far as to say that one’s design creativity is only limited by the imagination. Well, it just so happens that this idea is true for the use of… Continue Reading Inspiring creativity through machine tools

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