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ReClouding with a brighter outlook

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About a year ago, I wrote a column about how I thought the cloud was great until my computer crashed and I had to download everything through a tiny pipe back to my computer. It turns out there’s a better way to use the cloud. Let’s take another look at it, but with another year… Continue Reading ReClouding with a brighter outlook

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Aguilar Barber & Styling 4695 Centennial Blvd. (next to Marigold Café and Bakery) www.aguilarbarberstyling.com Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday — Friday; and 10 to 6 p.m. weekends. Number of employees: two stylists and five barbers. Brian Aguilar believes he can take a tried-and-true barber shop business model, which his family perfected over the… Continue Reading Hair-cutting family tree grows into Springs market

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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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Amid the fire and other stories dominating the area’s news this year, one issue hasn’t maintained much traction. That would be the ongoing need for Colorado Springs to cultivate its place in the airline transportation market. We’ve had good news and bad during 2012 affecting air travel. On the bright side, Frontier Airlines designated Colorado… Continue Reading Let’s not forget airlines’ importance

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Good intern programs accelerate hiring success

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Have you thought about incorporating interns into your business, but decided against the idea because you reasoned you were too small or couldn’t compete with large companies and their professional intern programs? Think again. In today’s under-staffed economy, interns offer unique benefits to companies of any size, including sole proprietorships. An effective intern program can… Continue Reading Good intern programs accelerate hiring success

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The Congressional Budget Office just announced that President Obama’s health care law will reduce the deficit by $84 billion more than previously thought, thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision to allow states to opt out of the law’s Medicaid expansion. Those savings may sound nice. But the law doesn’t do much to address our country’s… Continue Reading The Affordable Care Act not so affordable after all

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Plans are afoot to replace aging storefronts along the 400-block of South Nevada Avenue with a mixed-use development of apartments and retail. Continue Reading Apartments planned for South Nevada Ave.

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While a default on $55 million in revenue bonds to pay for infrastructure at University Village Colorado doesn’t seem to come with many consequences, there likely will be some cleanup required. When the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority announced last December that it wouldn’t be able to make the minimum payment on one of two… Continue Reading North Nevada default hurts only bond investors

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Clausen Books features hard-to-find collectibles

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Most bookstores are floundering, but most bookstores aren’t like Clausen Books. Continue Reading Clausen Books features hard-to-find collectibles

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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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