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Focusing on ‘big rocks’ achieves goals

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How’s this for a reality check — we’ve already gone through nearly an entire quarter of 2012. You probably started January with some business goals in mind for the year. Have you made any progress in these first three months? If not, you need to focus on the big rocks. If you’ve never seen this… Continue Reading Focusing on ‘big rocks’ achieves goals

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Great Storm brewing hails on North Nevada

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Without a lick of advertising, Great Storm Brewing owners still spent their first week pouring a healthy share of pints for revelers who found their way to the little storefront tucked into the corner of an old strip mall on North Nevada Avenue and Mount View Lane. Lynn and Jeff Jacobs have been working toward… Continue Reading Great Storm brewing hails on North Nevada

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Holmes searches for homeless solutions

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Bob Holmes brings both patience and experience to his job as executive director of Homeward Pikes Peak. A nonprofit agency focused on finding jobs and housing for the homeless population, Holmes has worked for the group since 2003. He brings his experience and love of children as a school superintendent to the job — as… Continue Reading Holmes searches for homeless solutions

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People on the Move – March 23, 2012

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Griffis/Blessing, Inc. named Ashley Monahan property manager for The Buttes Apartments in Ft. Collins. She has extensive property management background and will oversee 111 Class “A” apartment homes. Katherine Douglas, CPA, Steven Kay, Helen Rasoul and Josh Ratner have joined the CPA and consulting firm of Richey, May & Co. LLP. Douglas, senior tax consultant,… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 23, 2012

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Kudos! – March 23, 2012

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CC history professor Anne Hyde wins Bancroft Prize Anne Hyde, the William J. Hochman professor of history at Colorado College, has been awarded the prestigious Bancroft Prize for her book “Empires, Nations and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860.” One of the most celebrated awards in its field, the Bancroft Prize is… Continue Reading Kudos! – March 23, 2012

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On the Horizon – March 23, 2012

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March 29 Minding Your Business Penrose Library hosts “Minding Your Business” 8:30 to 10 a.m. Participants can learn how to research starting or growing a business or how to find a job. This class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites to find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials, marketing, demographics and more. May 2… Continue Reading On the Horizon – March 23, 2012

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Let’s talk information architecture

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Right now I’m working on a website that had grown “organically” (which is a polite way we Web designers describe sites that are huge because of the random addition of content with no information structure in place). Seriously, this site makes no sense. I have just found six pages of identical content, and 65 directory… Continue Reading Let’s talk information architecture

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It’s Wednesday morning and the El Paso County Public trustee’s office is jam-packed with would-be investors looking for a deal at the weekly foreclosure auction. Continue Reading Investors face stiff competition at foreclosure auctions

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The fog of ObamaCare: The good and the bad

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For more than three years now, business owners and managers have faced increased costs and uncertainty, along with threats from the Obama White House. It’s been the case with taxes and regulations. And the groups or industries in the crosshairs include energy companies, private investors, banks and other financial institutions, as well as the health… Continue Reading The fog of ObamaCare: The good and the bad

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New buzz and energy in the commercial real estate market has some local brokers cautiously optimistic that this is the beginning of better times, but others in the industry remain skeptical. “There’s definitely activity,” said R.D. Trinidad, president and managing broker at Hoff and Leigh. “We’re having more positive inbound calls than we’ve had in… Continue Reading Commercial real estate energy could forecast 2012 recovery

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