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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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One busy day inside the beltway matters

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The morning begins with a brisk walk down 14th Street, seeing hordes of workers on their trek, drive or ride to another day of making America’s federal government run. Off in the distance, the Capitol sits, surrounded by the office buildings that house literally thousands of legislative staffers, working for the lawmakers,… Continue Reading One busy day inside the beltway matters

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Every year about this time, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance puts together a trip to Washington, D.C., for the area’s business and political leaders. Some of the visits have been more productive than others, depending on who was available at the nation’s capital to listen to local concerns. It’s safe to say that no… Continue Reading D.C. venture worth the effort

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So what did we learn from the historic 2013 recall elections, which succeeded in removing Colorado Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo? It depends on whom you ask. Republicans, gunnies and The Gazette’s editorial writers might tell you that the people spoke with one voice, tossing out a… Continue Reading Two sides, two analyses from stunning recall results

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We wish we could announce in this space today that, to restructure the words of former President Gerald Ford, our long regional nightmare is over. But we can’t. At least the recall election is over, regardless of its outcome. Now we can move beyond the disruptive phone calls and mailings on both sides as millions… Continue Reading Let’s try not to be so polarized

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Creating vision through City for Champions

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As Steven Covey says, “All things are created twice.” First there is the mental creation and then the physical creation. Vision pertains to this first creation. We have to see it before we can shape it into reality. Vision is the bridge between present and future reality. Colorado Springs now is facing a bridge between… Continue Reading Creating vision through City for Champions

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We live in a litigious society. We see news stories about the latest lawsuit, and how a jury awarded a zillion dollars for something that appears minor. (Paging, the McDonald’s My Coffee Is Too Hot Award.) There are also social networking sites dedicated to spreading the word about frivolous suits. Countless clients, after a suit… Continue Reading How to minimize your business and personal liability

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Time for city to realize aerospace’s value

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We think we know everything that’s going on around us. We think we fully understand the details, the priorities and the needs of our military and its related high-tech presence. Whether we are business leaders, elected officials or media observers, we try to keep up, try to pay close attention, and most of us feel… Continue Reading Time for city to realize aerospace’s value

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I-25 work can’t end fast enough

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Every week, actually almost every day, brings new stories about Colorado’s latest “gambling” operation — also known as driving Interstate 25 to and from Denver. Actually, your chances are better playing the slot machines in Cripple Creek. Much better. Out on I-25, the odds are stacked totally against you, with no jackpots. The best you… Continue Reading I-25 work can’t end fast enough

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