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By Eliot Pulham If Hunter S. Thompson were still alive (bless his cannon-scattered ashes), he’d surely describe the atmosphere in our nation’s capitol as Fear and Loathing in Washington, D.C. In all my years of travel there, never — not even after the September 11 attacks — have I seen such dread in the halls… Continue Reading Fear and Loathing in Washington: 10 investments to protect

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Families change. Laws change. Be prepared.

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Death is the one certainty. But, planning for it is uncomfortable and can be complicated, especially when blended families, multiple marriages and changing estate and probate laws are a factor. The complications could be the reason behind why so few Americans have wills. Only 35 percent have wills and 29 percent have set up power… Continue Reading Families change. Laws change. Be prepared.

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Book Review: “We Are All Weird”

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by Seth Godin, performed by the author The writing on the package couldn’t have been more succinct: One Size Fits All. And as you pulled the garment from the packaging, you wondered: were the manufacturers serious? The garment you were holding with two fingers was miniscule. It was fashion-doll size. It was crumpled and woefully… Continue Reading Book Review: “We Are All Weird”

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What if it’s Obama vs. Romney in 2012?

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It’s November, so the presidential election is a year away. We’ve got 12 months ahead of political spin, debates, posturing, commercials, charges, and policy statements. Throughout, a fundamental question will loom: Does it really matter what politicians say while campaigning? After all, some people believe politicians are going to do whatever they want once in… Continue Reading What if it’s Obama vs. Romney in 2012?

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The Five Whys

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There is one enduring principle of business: problems will occur, things will break, and sh*t happens. When problems do appear, the temptation is to blame others or external events. But the root cause often lies closer to home. When trying to solve a problem, it helps to begin with the end in mind (the presenting… Continue Reading The Five Whys

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On the Horizon – November 4, 2011

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Nov. 5 Fall Business Expo The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its Fall Business Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Valley Events Center, 6436 S. Hwy 85/87 (behind Applebees). The event features 65 exhibitors, which will distribute information, coupons and of course SWAG (Stuff We All Get) such as key… Continue Reading On the Horizon – November 4, 2011

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Kudos! – November 4, 2011

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GE Johnson logs 5 million hours with no injuries GE Johnson Construction Company recently exceeded 5 million man-hours worked without a day-away-from-work injury, which equates to every hour worked on more than $2 billion worth of projects since 2005. GE Johnson has completed more than $6 billion in projects throughout the Rocky Mountain region, and… Continue Reading Kudos! – November 4, 2011

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Clinical trial business in growth phase

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Brigitte Klaib knew Colorado Springs was prime territory for a clinical drug trial facility because her job as a pharmaceutical consultant never required that she travel here. “I probably flew 300,000 miles a year all over the country and not once in 15 years did they ever send me to Colorado Springs,” Klaib said. Her… Continue Reading Clinical trial business in growth phase

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Wanted: Buyer for $22 million Renaissance Hotel

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A construction company that was the lone-bidder on a 300-room hotel on the far-north end of Colorado Springs now faces the difficult challenge of selling it in a depressed real estate market. The market for the hotel is limited, said Robert Benton, a Denver hotel real estate consultant. The only potential buyers are those with… Continue Reading Wanted: Buyer for $22 million Renaissance Hotel

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Take steps to improve account collection

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The work is done and your customer has been invoiced, so the sale is complete. Right? Wrong! Your sales aren’t complete until you’ve been paid. As many people have found over the last few years, receivables collection has become more difficult and this has caused a lot of problems for companies’ cash flow. Although it’s… Continue Reading Take steps to improve account collection

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