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The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act became law on April 5, 2012, intended to increase jobs by making it easier for business startups to raise money to grow and expand operations. Title II of the Act directed the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue regulations lifting the ban on general solicitations or general advertising in… Continue Reading Regulations undermine JOBS Act for startup investors

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So today, “It’s our Nature.” Over the past 10 years, we’ve been “Colorful as Colorado,” been asked to “Advance Colorado” and reminded we’re “In a Place Called Colorado.” What we’re not, apparently, is certain who we are. It’s the prerogative of each governor’s administration to put its own stamp on marketing the state, so this… Continue Reading What’s worse, state’s new logo and slogan, or process?

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Talking to a friend, I made an offhanded comment about journalism in the modern era. To which my friend responded, convinced that journalism is no longer relevant in today’s world, “Isn’t journalism dead?” With fewer soggy newspapers sitting on driveways and an overabundance of tweets that consume my in box, it’s easy to see why… Continue Reading Citizen journalism works here and around the globe

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UCCS offers close-to-home job training

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No matter what type of business you are in, continued training is essential to success. Companies are experiencing a powerful movement in the workforce with the Baby Boomer generation retiring and a new generation entering the workforce. As the Boomers leave, they take with them valuable skill-sets, experience and years of training and education. Incoming… Continue Reading UCCS offers close-to-home job training

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The digital economy is getting hammered with advanced cyber attacks. As a business executive your awareness of this issue grows daily and cyber security is now weighing on your mind. You are not alone. After interviewing 588 C-suite and Board-level executives, the Lloyds’ 2013 Risk Index reported that cyber risk is considered the third-highest risk… Continue Reading Three mindsets about cyber risk: Which one will resonate?

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When hard work turns into hard cash

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Part 3 — A True Story: Using Value Drivers to Sell a Valuable Business. In our first article (Feb. 28), we encouraged entrepreneurs to “begin with the end in mind” when they start their business. A plan needs to be focused on the kind of business you plan to create over time. Then in our… Continue Reading When hard work turns into hard cash

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Playing a role in our community can be good for business. In a competitive business environment, many potential customers tend to do business with those companies that demonstrate social responsibility. Also, people look to be employed by companies who care. Here are a few ideas we have learned from our community engagement that you can… Continue Reading Being involved in your community pays dividends

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Walking the neighborhoods of House District 18 and listening to my constituents in western El Paso County, it is clear that jobs and the economy remain the top issues of concern. Even as we rebound from the Great Recession, too many businesses are struggling and too many people are still unemployed or underemployed. I am… Continue Reading Innovative business ideas needed for 2014 Legislature

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Comparing the risk and return of investments

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In reading about investments, you’ve probably encountered the term “risk premium” and wondered what this nerdy-sounding financial jargon means. Well, it has vital meaning — not just for finance nerds but all investors. Underlying this term are concepts that you should apply to all of your investing decisions. Risk premium refers to the higher return… Continue Reading Comparing the risk and return of investments

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When you visit vibrant, forward thinking, growing communities, you will always find they are the home to great universities. These are universities that are significant economic drivers for their regions. UCCS has always aspired to be that university for the Pikes Peak region and Southern Colorado. Our long history of serving the community is alive… Continue Reading UCCS’ Regional Connect works on new partnerships

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