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We had an interesting experience this past summer. Wanting to see if we could lower our home phone and Internet bills, we called around to get quotes. One of the giant companies offered a great deal if we “bundled” our phone and Internet service, so we decided to give them a try. The deal didn’t… Continue Reading Customer service should be businesses’ primary concern

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When the real estate market crashed in 2008 and 2009, Realtor Mike Mazzola knew it was time to try something different. Continue Reading Outdoor-gear sales fulfill military need, sense of purpose

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It’s been about a year since lobbyist Elise Pickering was hired for an annual salary of $100,000 to represent the Pikes Peak region in Washington, D.C. Since then, there has been little tangible progress and few federal dollars have made their way to Colorado Springs. But no one seems to be concerned. The public/private consortium… Continue Reading After first year, lobbyist’s work just beginning

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Defense Co. TechWise makes move downtown

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Colorado Springs defense contractor TechWise is moving its headquarters to downtown Colorado Springs. Continue Reading Defense Co. TechWise makes move downtown

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Hoff & Leigh/O’Neil merger to focus on downtown

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Hoff & Leigh is expanding its commercial real estate business with a business focus that will range from the heart of Colorado Springs to out-of-state business prospects. Continue Reading Hoff & Leigh/O’Neil merger to focus on downtown

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Springs pump maker fishing for overseas business

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A small Colorado Springs pump maker is determined to give the global manufacturing industry a run for its money. After years of developing its signature water pump called Genesys, sales at Multi-Duti Manufacturing Inc. are on the way up — it sold more pumps in January than all of last year. Now, the company, which… Continue Reading Springs pump maker fishing for overseas business

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If you own a business you need sales, regardless of your industry or business model. Whether from new or repeat customers, sales bring in the cash that lets you stay in business. When sales aren’t doing so well, it’s easy to point at certain factors and say they’re to blame. Things like poor closing techniques… Continue Reading For consistent sales, use consistent business processes

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People on the Move – February 17, 2012

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Duane Craft, P.E., has been appointed office manager of Kumar & Associates, Inc. in the Colorado Springs office. Craft has more than 18 years experience in the areas of geotechnical engineering, subsurface exploration, project management and construction inspection and materials testing. Craft has been with K+A for nearly 14 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree… Continue Reading People on the Move – February 17, 2012

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On the Horizon – February 17, 2012

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Feb. 17 Accelerated Networking eWomen Network will host “Accelerated Networking” luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Angela Gaffney, a health coach, will discuss “The Sugar Blues” and the importance of eating well to maintain energy and vitality when running a business. Cost is $35 for eWN members and $45 for… Continue Reading On the Horizon – February 17, 2012

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Love your data, but don’t overanalyze it

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It happened again today: I received another tearful call from a marketing director whose boss refuses to read her marketing analysis reports. Because he won’t read them, she is sure she’ll be fired. And her strategy for keeping her job is to prove her worth through creating even more spreadsheets and numerical analysis instead of… Continue Reading Love your data, but don’t overanalyze it

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