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People on the Move – May 25, 2012

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Bryan Cave HRO announced the addition of two associates to be based in its Colorado Springs office: Lucinda McRoberts is a member of the commercial litigation group; and Ilana Miller is a member of the technology, entrepreneurial and commercial practice. Both associates will work closely with the firm’s sports, sponsorship and event venue client service… Continue Reading People on the Move – May 25, 2012

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Summer internships were once a good way for ambitious students to get a jump on their career, but these days they’re an essential career ingredient. Continue Reading Internships not just optional for the career-minded

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On the Horizon – May 25, 2012

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May 30 Behave like a Middle Market Company The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC, in partnership with BiggsKofford and Action Coach, host “Behave Like a Middle Market Company: Change Your State of Mind to Build Company Value” from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Cost for Chamber & EDC members… Continue Reading On the Horizon – May 25, 2012

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No budding entrepreneur wants to go down in flames over a misunderstanding of the tax code. But, it happens, local experts say. CPA Etienne Hardre, owner of Next Exit Advisors, watched a startup company go bankrupt because its owner made a fatal payroll tax mistake when it classified workers as independent contractors instead of employees.… Continue Reading Entrepreneurs: Beware costly, even fatal, tax mistakes

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First in a three-Part series on energy   Oil and politics mix like, well, oil and water. In his 2006 State of the Union address, for example, George W. Bush declared, “America is addicted to oil.” It was a striking and bewildering comment from a Republican president, not to mention a former oilman. As for… Continue Reading Are we addicted or spoiled when it comes to oil?

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Perry Sanders and shrewd dealing

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The latest J.P. Morgan debacle concerns the loss of $2 billion thanks to ill-conceived trades that were intended to hedge risk. It’s the tip of an iceberg of similar activity that many consider to be shrewd entrepreneurial dealing — but it is not. Any kind of arbitrage, despite however Wall Street might justify it, ends… Continue Reading Perry Sanders and shrewd dealing

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In the vibrant new democracy of South Africa, Ubuntu is a way of life. With its roots in the Bantu languages of southern Africa, Ubuntu literally means “I am what I am because of who we all are.” This is the essence of true collaboration, where the primary focus of cultural transformation is to move… Continue Reading Ubuntu Collaboration: Lessons from South Africa

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The future of the Neustream coal scrubber is in doubt, and that puts the future of Colorado Springs-based Neumann Systems Group in jeopardy as well … Continue Reading C.S. Utilities puts stop on Neumann

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Simple tools that can help avoid problems

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When our son, Patrick, was in the Air Force, he worked on F-15 fighter jet avionics systems. Everyone who touched one of those airplanes was required to fill out a checklist and sign it. If something went wrong, the powers-that-be had a written record of who did what and when. After a crash occurred (thankfully,… Continue Reading Simple tools that can help avoid problems

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