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People on the Move – October 21, 2011

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El Pomar Foundation announce two promotions: Gary Butterworth was named senior vice president. Butterworth directs El Pomar’s Fellowship Program, a post-undergraduate leadership and professional development program, and oversees the operations of Penrose House Nonprofit Conference and Education Center. He also serves as a grants officer and senior staff representative to the High Country Regional Council.… Continue Reading People on the Move – October 21, 2011

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On the Horizon – October 21, 2011

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Oct. 25 How Money Works The Tri-Lakes Business Incubator will host a discussion from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the incubator, 14960 Woodcarver Road, about how to apply financial principals to grow and protect your money for college funding, retirement planning or simply wealth accumulation — with money you never even knew you had.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – October 21, 2011

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New FHA policy hampering condominium market

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Recent policy changes for the Federal Housing Authority’s condominium certification is causing problems for buyers, sellers and homeowners’ associations. And many don’t even know they’re in trouble yet. The Federal Housing Authority established a new policy in June that requires all condominium projects to reapply for FHA certification every two years. Since then, FHA certification… Continue Reading New FHA policy hampering condominium market

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“Solyndra” — that would be a tantalizing title for a film about government waste. Maybe George Clooney should have a look. Probably not. His political movies embrace the Left and generally flop at the box office. Solyndra is anything but a liberal dream. Rather, it’s a harsh example of economic ignorance, political ineptitude, and government… Continue Reading Shedding the light of economics on solar subsidies

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Wall Street Occupiers vs. The Tea Party

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Once again, the left side of the political spectrum can’t market or express itself as well as the right. In 2009, the right set the Tea Party in motion to respond to TARP, but the left is demonstrating under the label “Occupy Wall Street.” Really? When we think of occupation, we think of Israel in… Continue Reading Wall Street Occupiers vs. The Tea Party

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Is it possible to have truth in the workplace?

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It’s happened to all of us. We are told one thing by leadership, and then they do the opposite. One company had as its slogan that it valued its people, promised no layoffs, but 3 months later laid off 5 percent of the workforce. By the third layoff in 18 months, the workforce certainly did… Continue Reading Is it possible to have truth in the workplace?

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A few years ago Chris and Jill Phillips were advertising “a football field of furniture” in their 60,000 square-foot retail store on Academy and Union boulevards. Now, they are coaching football and other sports, in their showroom that was once packed with sofas, lamps and desks. The couple changed their game plan so their business… Continue Reading Furniture makes way for play at Play it Now Sports

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Colorado Springs defense companies are on the offensive, battling cuts to the Department of Defense budget that could reach $600 billion. Continue Reading Colo. Springs battling to maintain defense budget

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In a world of GPS technology, a little Colorado Springs atlas store is determined to stay on the map. New products, a move to in-house printing and distribution of maps in five states coupled with good-old-fashioned street smarts has kept MacVan Map Co. from losing its way in a digital world. “The electronic maps have… Continue Reading MacVan mapping the road to success for businesses

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How do you know when you should fire a customer?

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Many of us started out in business hearing “the customer is always right” and some people still adhere to that philosophy. But sometimes we want to shout out a resounding “No!” The customer is not always right and sometimes you need to end the relationship. This idea may seem counterintuitive for those who have been… Continue Reading How do you know when you should fire a customer?

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