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The global economy and local stress

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There are those, like Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, who want us to get over our economic gripes about outsourcing and realize that by the 21st century things are “Made in the World.” Forget about where something is made, and get used to the fact that the global economy is here to stay:… Continue Reading The global economy and local stress

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Tips for communicating effectively at work

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Technology is wonderful in most areas of our life. Yet there are some aspects where using advanced technology may not be the best route. There are times at work when we miscommunicate because of technologically-based assumptions. We assume that our emails went through, that our slides were attached, that the texts were received, or that… Continue Reading Tips for communicating effectively at work

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In the Wild West of the cyber world, high-tech outlaws, hackers and thieves are targeting small and large businesses alike, and not even mom and pop are safe anymore. Continue Reading Cyber attacks spawn niche business opportunities

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Should the city be run like a business?

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On Valentine’s Day, of all days, I went to the mayor’s press briefing. Listening to the gripes of some journalists — do you really want the minute by minute calendar of the mayor? — I was struck by one participant who admonished the mayor that “the city is not a business.” It’s obvious that the… Continue Reading Should the city be run like a business?

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Ever have a favorite television show cancelled despite there being plenty of good stories left to tell? Or how about a series with real potential but never getting the chance to flourish? These things infuriate TV viewers. But broadband, high-speed Internet should provide the answer, right? Mention the Internet, and the entrepreneurs among us see… Continue Reading New TV business models via the Internet and entrepreneurs

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Is cloud computing good for your company?

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On Friday, my new computer arrived in the mail. And it is awesome –467 gig hard drive, 8 gigs of RAM, 3D NVIDIA screen resolution, an Intel 2.5 GHz processor … I couldn’t wait to set it up. So Friday night I tore open the box and started uploading all of the files from my… Continue Reading Is cloud computing good for your company?

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Thousands of U.S. troops decide to stay in Colorado Springs when they leave the military, and the franchise industry sees that as a big opportunity. Continue Reading Franchising a natural fit for Springs’ military veterans

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On the Horizon – February 24, 2012

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March 1 The Art of Positioning Your Business For Sale Ron Brasch of First Business Brokers, Ltd. and Rob Wrubel of Cascade Investment Group present a special seminar from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Art Deco Lounge in the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. The seminar is for people considering selling their businesses, as… Continue Reading On the Horizon – February 24, 2012

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Mutch hammering out policy issues for Springs HBA

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William Mutch is the new director of government affairs and public policy for the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs. And while he’s in a new position, he’s no stranger to politics, the sate’s key policy makers, the building industry or Colorado Springs. Mutch took some time to talk with the CSBJ about himself,… Continue Reading Mutch hammering out policy issues for Springs HBA

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People on the Move – February 24, 2012

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Jeremy Davis has been promoted to business banker at Ent Federal Credit Union. Davis has been with Ent for more than four years and previously served as a business consultant at its Jackson Creek service center. Davis will serve the business banking needs of the credit union’s southern cluster, which includes Ent’s South, Galley, Westside,… Continue Reading People on the Move – February 24, 2012

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