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SBA, AARP team to help boomers in business

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By Dan Hannaher The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are launching a strategic alliance to provide counseling and training to entrepreneurs over age 50 who want to start or grow a small business. Through SBA’s online training courses and its nationwide network of business mentors and counselors, the two organizations have a goal to… Continue Reading SBA, AARP team to help boomers in business

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Belief in marketplace

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One of the hallmarks of American capitalism is its faith in the efficiency of the marketplace. This means the setting of prices, the allocation of resources and the distribution of labor across different industries. Inefficiencies are ruthlessly punished. But how efficient is it when two companies producing the same product compete for market share? Isn’t… Continue Reading Belief in marketplace

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Banks making more small business loans

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Small businesses are waking from a long economic slumber — with renewed energy and plans to expand their stores, their staffs and their inventories. Continue Reading Banks making more small business loans

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Dramatic drops in homeownership levels might indicate changing attitudes about the importance a house plays in retirement planning, local financial advisers say. Continue Reading Homeownership a smaller part of retirement planning

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Last month we discussed why you need systems and controls, and offered suggestions for types of controls you can build into your business. Now we want to discuss when you need them and how to make them “stick.” Obviously, if you created a checklist or step-by-step procedures policy for every single task performed in your… Continue Reading Systems and contrtols pt. 2, when, how to utilize them

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Old wood, new life with Twenty1Five

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Shop teacher Josh Mabe was asked to throw out the scrap wood left over from his class … Continue Reading Old wood, new life with Twenty1Five

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Kudos! – May 25, 2012

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English teacher from Hawaii receives Space Foundation Scholarship An English teacher with an interest in science and science fiction has been named the recipient of the 2012 Space Foundation Lucy Enos Memorial Scholarship. M. Thomas Gammarino, Ph.D., teaches at Punahou Academy in Honolulu, and will use the scholarship to attend one of the Space Foundation’s… Continue Reading Kudos! – May 25, 2012

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10 technical reasons to hire recent grads

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As a part time college professor, I can’t let May pass me by without giving all employers a 2012 Top 10 reasons to hire a recent college Grad list: No. 10: Grads know what the point of social media is (and isn’t) Instead of trying to figure out what your company should be doing to… Continue Reading 10 technical reasons to hire recent grads

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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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