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What does it take to be wildly successful?

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Are these 10 statements true for your business or do you need to make some adjustments? 1. We know what we sell. We are clear about our products, services, and what we offer. We can explain what we do in 30 seconds or less. 2. We have a plan for our business, and we run… Continue Reading What does it take to be wildly successful?

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Food carts: Eating our way to better times

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Colorado Springs is getting hungry again. I can feel it when I listen to Sandy Vanderstoep passionately advocate for more downtown food carts and I hear the choruses of stomach rumbles behind her. Passion about food carts? Well, you’d understand it if you knew more about Vanderstoep and more about modern food carts. I met… Continue Reading Food carts: Eating our way to better times

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If Broadmoor Chairman and CEO Steve Bartolin wanted to move a shrub on the 3,000-acre hotel and resort complex 20 years ago, he would have encountered a lot of grumbling and questions. Continue Reading Bartolin plots Broadmoor future with eye on the past

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When Mayor Steve Bach was campaigning last spring, his business-friendly platform included vows to create jobs, streamline the development review process and end the business personal property tax. Continue Reading Bach supporters are many, despite stagnation

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To readers of the Business Journal: As of the date on this issue, Friday, June 1, the city’s weekly business newspaper returns to local ownership. It looks the same, which is intentional, and in fact even the company’s name remains intact: Colorado Publishing Co. But the hope is that you’ll notice improvements in the weeks… Continue Reading New era for CSBJ

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It’s exciting to be back at CSBJ! I’ve missed writing about business during the past 18 months. In Colorado Springs, the biggest stories are at the nexus of politics, business and belief — religious or secular. Take the strange and scarcely believable saga of the Banning Lewis Ranch, which in 25 years has gone from… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Prepare for future pitches of progress and prosperity

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Cripple Creek casino operators hope rising revenues will make up for a tax increase the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission approved last week. The commission reversed a 5 percent tax decrease on the gaming industry that cost the commission’s previous members their seats. Casino operators had asked the commission in spring 2011 for a 10… Continue Reading Cripple Creek’s casinos grapple with tax increase

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Tanner Antcliff is surrounded by death.

As owner of Crime and Trauma Scene Cleaners, he shows up when the police, paramedics and firefighters leave. Continue Reading Crime-scene cleanup is a gruesome, risky endeavor

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What exactly are trackbacks?

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This week I spent about six hours manually cleaning up more than 57,000 spam trackback links on a website, so I thought I’d share what I’ve learned to save you from a similar fate. Have you heard of trackbacks? They were supposed to be a Search Engine Optimizer’s dream come true, but they’ve morphed into… Continue Reading What exactly are trackbacks?

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Cylinda Walker has joined Harris Group Realty as a broker associate. She has more than 10 years of property management and real estate sales experience. Bryan Spiess, Farmers Insurance agent in Colorado Springs, has completed the Career Agents Course at the University of Farmers training facility in Agoura Hills, Calif. The university is national in… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 1, 2012

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