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Last week I was invited to participate in a “Fail off” — an event designed to embolden potential entrepreneurs and show them how to start up a company based on their own ideas. The content included a bunch of business owners (including me) going up on stage and publicly divulging their worst failure(s) in gory… Continue Reading Tech Talk: Let’s all remember to celebrate our failures

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by Pete Leibman So what are you gonna do after college? That’s the question that’s irritated you for the better part of eight months. Everybody’s been asking you and if you knew, you’d tell them. The thought of taking a job just to have a job makes you feel awful. You can’t imagine getting up… Continue Reading Book Review: “I Got My Dream Job and So Can You”

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People on the Move – April 27, 2012

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Matt Colligan opened American Water Damage, a water damage restoration company. He has years of experience in the home improvement industry. Most recently he was division manager of Champion Windows of Colorado Springs, where he set national sales records and earned the BBB’s Excellence in Customer Service award three consecutive years. Traci Hearne has been… Continue Reading People on the Move – April 27, 2012

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Kudos! – April 27, 2012

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Colorado PTAC goes “beyond the goals” — earns national recognition Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, based in Colorado Springs, and the small business specialists from Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases, the Air Force Academy, Fort Carson Army Installation and the Army Space and Missile Defense Command, were awarded The Secretary of the Air Force… Continue Reading Kudos! – April 27, 2012

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On the Horizon – April 27, 2012

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April 28 Community Recycling Event El Paso County, Blue Star Recyclers and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are hosting a community recycling day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UCCS parking lot No. 12, on N. Nevada Avenue, across from the University Village Shopping Center. Cost is $5 per passenger vehicle.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – April 27, 2012

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Editor’s note: This story is part of an occasional series about the business of aging. Baby boomers will change the look of Colorado Springs’ workforce during the next five years, and that will present a host of challenges for human resource professionals. Either the workforce will look grayer as boomers opt to stay in their… Continue Reading Human resource execs grappling with aging workforce

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Broadband Internet helping start-ups

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Taking the plunge into the waters of entrepreneurship can be invigorating, enriching and/or downright dangerous. If a startup succeeds, it means the owner is providing a good or service that others need or want, and supplying it at a profit. However, owning and operating a business is a risky, costly endeavor. Just consider that 31… Continue Reading Broadband Internet helping start-ups

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Our drug dilemma

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It’s easy to understand why former vice-president Dick Cheney claims that President Obama has been an “unmitigated disaster,” but it’s evident that even his progressive supporters are becoming disenchanted with him. In the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia regional presidents discussed the effects of drug traffic to the U.S. and the failed policies… Continue Reading Our drug dilemma

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Penrose gaining ground in hospital war

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While Memorial Health System is working to settle its governance issues, Penrose St. Francis Health Services is forging ahead with a strategy to grow its regional market share. Continue Reading Penrose gaining ground in hospital war

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Something is happening in Colorado with women-owned firms. They are opening at one-and-half times the rate as men-owned firms. Continue Reading Women conquering business challenges, facing new ones

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