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You hear a lot about work/life/balance these days. In fact, a Google search on that combination of words yields more than 36,000,000 results. People are busy and none more so than business owners. Busy entrepreneurs have to balance running their companies with having quality family and personal time, taking care of their health, and simply… Continue Reading Life, work, family — How full are your tanks?

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When Ron Chernak was looking for a place to start a business, he considered several cities but chose Colorado Springs. He moved here and opened First Business Brokers, which specializes in assisting with buying and selling businesses. The Colorado Springs lifestyle and market offerings seemed ideal, and apparently worked in his favor. This month he’s… Continue Reading Chernak, First Business Brokers celebrating 30 years

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People on the Move – March 9, 2012

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Ben Harvey, of Northwestern Mutual has been appointed to the board of Court Appointed Special Advocates. David Neville, Jim Raughton, Robert Shonkwiler and Wynne Palermo were appointed to the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority Board. Neville is a real estate attorney with Kraemer Kendall Benson Rupp Deen, LLC. The former naval officer and Northwestern graduate… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 9, 2012

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On the Horizon – March 9, 2012

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March 10 Free Shredding Day To help properly dispose of old documents containing personal information, Doug and Chris Ware, owners of the PostalAnnex, 3472 Research Parkway, are hosting a “Free Shredding Day.” Members of the community are encouraged to bring up to five pounds of documents to the Ware’s location. According to a report by… Continue Reading On the Horizon – March 9, 2012

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Middle market businesses could win big this year in the game of mergers and acquisitions as companies with deep pockets come out of stalemate and make a move to buy innovative firms. Private equity firms have $1 billion they’ve been sitting on for the last three years and are now looking for middle market investments… Continue Reading Business transitions: Navigating your way through a business sale

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Judge Doug Anderson, president of the Pikes Peak Pro Bono Project, said he’s been getting calls for the last few years from people in various stages of foreclosure who need help, but he hasn’t been able to find qualified attorneys to take the cases. The reason is that most general practice attorneys in this area don’t have… Continue Reading Foreclosure boot camp preps local lawyers to take on difficult cases

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Book Review: “The End of Money”

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by David Wolman, c.2012, Da Capo It was hardly worth picking up. Yep, there was once a time when that penny you spotted on the pavement was worth something more than just one cent. You could buy lots of things for a penny back then, and saving them was rewarding on many levels. Now they’re… Continue Reading Book Review: “The End of Money”

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Is Congress capable of broad bipartisanship that would benefit the economy and the nation? Amazing as it might seem these days, the House of Representatives recently showed that constructive bipartisanship is possible. Consider the Private Property Rights Protection Act (H.R. 1433). Jim Sensenbrenner is a conservative Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from… Continue Reading Congressional bipartisanship that makes sense, Part 1 of 2

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CSU should follow Memorial’s fate

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Just as the recalcitrant Memorial CEO Larry McEvoy, thought his ideas were the only ones worth listening to and never expected his imperial visions to evaporate before his very eyes, so Colorado Springs Utilities CEO, Jerry Forte, may be dreaming that his empire is beyond reproach. Wake up and smell the coffee! With public scrutiny… Continue Reading CSU should follow Memorial’s fate

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SBA: Customers want green

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Green dry cleaners, Green energy. Green puppy food. Green car washes. Green wall paints. Green grease removal. Green: It’s everywhere. It’s taught in the first grade. It’s at the center of many corporate manufacturing and marketing policies. And whether you believe in climate change or still have doubts, consumers are now demanding GREEN. Adopting environmentally… Continue Reading SBA: Customers want green

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