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When Mark Zuckerberg sat in his dorm room and created Facebook he probably had no idea the pressure he would create for small businesses. These days, small business owners are constantly told if they are not on Facebook and other social media networking sites then their business will die. There’s a frenzy to get “likes”… Continue Reading Customer service is key to being ‘liked’ and growing

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For years universities had a love affair with the federal government when it came to research money. But times have changed. The government has tightened its research spending, and universities are feeling the cold shoulder. Now universities, including the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, are courting new partners — private industry. But industry hasn’t… Continue Reading Research partners: UCCS creating legal terms to court private industry

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It took a depressed economy to convince some accountants to spread their financial planning wings. Continue Reading Branching out: CPAs venture into financial planning, wealth management

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Small-business owners spend 40 percent of their time shifting through the maze of government regulations, the morass of health care and pension benefits, and the labyrinth of employee training and payroll issues. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In the past 30 years, a small industry has grown from performing those onerous tasks… Continue Reading PEOs remove business burden, create HR challenges

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The country is on the verge of a brave new Boomer-consumer world, and economists and marketing experts are working overtime trying to predict the next big buying pattern. Continue Reading Boomers will change consumer patterns — they always have

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Laurel Ledford cares for her 75-year-old father in her home. At times, it has been overwhelming trying to find a doctor and services, she says. A search for information can take hours a day, she adds. This week, the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging launched a Network of Care Seniors… Continue Reading One-stop site helps Boomers care for elderly parents

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It’s true that small business lending has declined since the 2008 financial meltdown, but the most revealing reasons behind the trend are complex. Multiple factors have kept small businesses in a holding pattern, afraid to make any sudden changes. It’s the sluggish economy, the looming presidential election and rancorous political climate and the more stringent… Continue Reading Banks, small businesses working through post-recession blues

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The Space Foundation’s education and tourism missions are about to take flight. Continue Reading Space Foundation combines its education, tourism missions

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James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 at an Aurora movie theater, was seeing a psychiatrist at the time of the July 20 attack. If he’d been in Colorado Springs, chances are he wouldn’t have gotten even that much help. That’s because mental-health experts say healthy communities should have one… Continue Reading Mental Illness: It’s the elephant in our room

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Fast-growing nonprofit helps doctors innovate

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America’s health-care system is broken — and physicians are in a unique position to help repair it. That’s the mission behind an 18-month-old nonprofit, the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, which wants to turn doctors into innovators. The nonprofit went from 50 people in a meeting room at the University of Colorado in Denver to more… Continue Reading Fast-growing nonprofit helps doctors innovate

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