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Hoff & Leigh/O’Neil merger to focus on downtown

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Hoff & Leigh is expanding its commercial real estate business with a business focus that will range from the heart of Colorado Springs to out-of-state business prospects. Continue Reading Hoff & Leigh/O’Neil merger to focus on downtown

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Springs pump maker fishing for overseas business

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A small Colorado Springs pump maker is determined to give the global manufacturing industry a run for its money. After years of developing its signature water pump called Genesys, sales at Multi-Duti Manufacturing Inc. are on the way up — it sold more pumps in January than all of last year. Now, the company, which… Continue Reading Springs pump maker fishing for overseas business

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If you own a business you need sales, regardless of your industry or business model. Whether from new or repeat customers, sales bring in the cash that lets you stay in business. When sales aren’t doing so well, it’s easy to point at certain factors and say they’re to blame. Things like poor closing techniques… Continue Reading For consistent sales, use consistent business processes

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People on the Move – February 17, 2012

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Duane Craft, P.E., has been appointed office manager of Kumar & Associates, Inc. in the Colorado Springs office. Craft has more than 18 years experience in the areas of geotechnical engineering, subsurface exploration, project management and construction inspection and materials testing. Craft has been with K+A for nearly 14 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree… Continue Reading People on the Move – February 17, 2012

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On the Horizon – February 17, 2012

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Feb. 17 Accelerated Networking eWomen Network will host “Accelerated Networking” luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Angela Gaffney, a health coach, will discuss “The Sugar Blues” and the importance of eating well to maintain energy and vitality when running a business. Cost is $35 for eWN members and $45 for… Continue Reading On the Horizon – February 17, 2012

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Love your data, but don’t overanalyze it

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It happened again today: I received another tearful call from a marketing director whose boss refuses to read her marketing analysis reports. Because he won’t read them, she is sure she’ll be fired. And her strategy for keeping her job is to prove her worth through creating even more spreadsheets and numerical analysis instead of… Continue Reading Love your data, but don’t overanalyze it

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Deerfield Hills was a cute neighborhood established around a cheerful community center, park and local school when it was built in the 1960s, but time has not been kind to the area, which is full of dilapidated homes, yards and fences. But a concentrated revitalization effort seeks to restore luster and charm to the area,… Continue Reading Nonprofit group seeks to rehabilitate neighborhoods

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Insurance companies will be watching the Supreme Court arguments about the Affordable Care Act closely next month, because it could mean they can get rid of some of the reforms they consider onerous. The Supreme Court will be ruling on the constitutionality of the health care reform act, popularly known as Obamacare. If the law… Continue Reading Insurance industry eyeing health reform turn-around

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Kent Fortune is vice president and general manager of USAA’s operations in Colorado Springs. He began his work at USAA in 1989 after graduating from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a bachelor’s degree in business. He went on to work in other markets but returned to USAA about a year ago. Since… Continue Reading USAA’s Fortune overseeing insurance company’s growth

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Consider use-tax plan with businesses in mind

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As Colorado Springs wrestles with business tax questions, it should ask the simple question of what tax structure would most align business taxes with the demands a business places on local governments — i.e. be the most fair to businesses. The traditional ways of taxing businesses are on their property and income. Neither arguably is… Continue Reading Consider use-tax plan with businesses in mind

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