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60-second guide to collecting payments

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Collecting on overdue accounts can be a frustrating experience for a small business owner, particularly during the start-up period when every dollar of revenue counts toward staying solvent and repaying debts. It’s not the most pleasant part of being an entrepreneur, but not handling them expeditiously will almost certainly endanger your business’s cash flow and… Continue Reading 60-second guide to collecting payments

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On Aeroplaza Drive and Aerotech Drive and Astrozon Boulevard-three roads that connect like a Christmas stocking near the corner of Fountain and Powers boulevards-RDH Business Park is nearly finished, a testament to the ingenuity and willpower of the Hammers family. With 18 individual lots, the park is commercially zoned and offers a variety of sizes,… Continue Reading Design-build company takes construction to new level

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Colorado unemployment rate remains steady

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The unemployment rate for the state of Colorado is at 4.9 percent, a welcome change from 6.1 percent at this time last year. On July 20, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment released figures for state labor force developments for June 2004. The unemployment rate is adjusted seasonally and has remained stable during the… Continue Reading Colorado unemployment rate remains steady

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The Colorado economy is returning to its traditional growth mode, following 30 months of one of the weakest economic periods on record. We expect this positive growth pace to pick up speed over the balance of the year, with a return to more impressive growth in 2005. Colorado’s emergence from its painful recession is consistent… Continue Reading Better days on the horizon for the Colorado economy

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Senior in-home care a burgeoning business

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An estimated 35.6 million people, or 12.2 percent of the population, are 65 years of age or older. By 2011, the baby boom generation will begin to turn 65, and, by 2030, one in five people is projected to be age 65 or older. Although the United States contains less than 5 percent of the… Continue Reading Senior in-home care a burgeoning business

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Ah, the hospitality business! The name speaks volumes and makes one think of friendly people, warm smiles and open arms. Advertising creates visions of beautiful resorts, clean sparking rooms and delicious food. Vacations and meetings are planned with the highest hopes for wonderful, relaxing experiences. Then reality hits. Airport parking 42 miles away from the… Continue Reading Being hospitable really isn't all that hard, is it?

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One anonymous donor made countless lives better last month with a hefty gift to eight non-profit organizations by way of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. Totaling nearly $1 million, the Alamo Avenue Fund grants were awarded to local groups that are working for a variety of causes, ranging from domestic abuse to historical preservation to… Continue Reading Anonymous grants astonish eight local organizations

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“A branding program should be designed to differentiate your cow from all the other cattle on the range. Even if all the cattle on the range look pretty much alike.” -Al Ries, Branding Authority Branding is an effective way to distinguish your company from the herd of professional service providers and consultants. Whether you are… Continue Reading Branding to distinguish yourself from the herd

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Advertising and public relations. Reporters sometimes call these fields the “dark side” to their work, the necessary but often covetous edge to the altruism of print and broadcast journalism. Whether sly or showy, “huckster” and “flack” are too often the terms that comes to mind. They’re selling us something we don’t want. They write fluff.… Continue Reading PRACO takes psychological approach to marketing

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“I’m looking for usability – when it is tough, I just go the other direction. It just turns me off – because if you can’t navigate your way through, if there are too many clicks, there’s gotta be somebody else who has an easier way to do this.” – Brad, User Testing Participant If visitors… Continue Reading Mesuring how intuitive your Web site should be

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