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Colorado Springs entrepreneur and investor Jan Horsfall is co-chair of a new, statewide effort to connect entrepreneurs to the capital and technological resources they need to make their dreams a reality. The group, Startup Colorado (startupcolorado.org), made its launch a few weeks ago. Horsfall is the former vice president of Internet search firm Lycos and… Continue Reading Horsfall, Startup Colorado seek to help entrepreneurs

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How many techs does it take to make e-mail work?

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It seems like a simple enough request: Please make my email work every time I want it. But it’s easier said than done my friends. Unfortunately, email is a complicated and inefficient system that tends to break in a lot of places. Let me take a few minutes to show you why, and when to… Continue Reading How many techs does it take to make e-mail work?

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People on the Move – November 18, 2011

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John Brock, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, is an educator selected by the Denver Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City to participate in its Economic Education Advisory Council for 2011-2012. The council’s focus is advancing economic and financial education and providing expertise and insight in an advisory capacity related to economic… Continue Reading People on the Move – November 18, 2011

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Kudos! – November 18, 2011

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Stonehaven event center opens The Franciscan Retreat Center has finished building an upgraded event center, called The Stonehaven Center, which can accommodate about 100 people. Carroll, Kaveney and Way earn Northwestern Mutual honors Northwestern Mutual is honoring Colorado Springs financial representatives J. Michael Carroll, Kevin Kaveney and Adam Way with membership in its 2011 Forum… Continue Reading Kudos! – November 18, 2011

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On the Horizon – November 18, 2011

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Dec. 1 Time Management for Entrepreneurs Tri-Lakes Business Incubator hosts the discussion from 3 to 4 p.m. at 14960 Woodcarver Road. The discussion focuses on a company’s unique challenges, getting off to a productive start and practical time management tips and tricks and is presented by Diane Snead, Type A Professional Organizers. Cost is $10… Continue Reading On the Horizon – November 18, 2011

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Renovation business framing a doorway to recovery

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The local commercial construction market is emerging from dark days, thanks in large part to remodeling and renovation projects. While projects are nowhere near the volume they were in 2007 and 2008, commercial contractors are breathing deep sighs of relief because their phones are ringing again. “We’re probably a $400-million-a-year-company,” said G.E. Johnson CEO Jim… Continue Reading Renovation business framing a doorway to recovery

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by Susan Wilson Solovic with Ellen R. Kadin, foreword by Edie Weiner You’re not going to do it anymore. You’re not going to haul your carcass out of bed at 5 o’dark in the morning, throw down some coffee and dash out the door so you can make it look like you slept at your desk.… Continue Reading Book Review: “It’s Your Biz: The Complete Guide to Becoming Your Own Boss”

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An EDC-Chamber unification committee is on track to make final recommendations about the future organization by the end of the month. A “rough draft” of recommendations was sent to the boards of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. earlier this week and the unification committee expected… Continue Reading Chamber/EDC merger: Committee makes recommendations

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What the European mess means for the U.S.

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The U.S. has been mired in a deep economic mess since late 2007. In fact, but for a couple of years, our economy has under-performed for more than a decade now. But if you want to feel a bit better about our situation, take a look at Europe. Greece, of course, has melted down. Italy… Continue Reading What the European mess means for the U.S.

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Super committee is succeeding at failure

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As the Nov. 23 deadline approaches, frantic politicians are worried that automatic budget cuts will go into effect because the so-called budget Super Committee has yet to make any headway toward a compromise about how to cut $1.5 trillion during the next 10 years. Since compromise is a dirty word in Washington, D.C., and since… Continue Reading Super committee is succeeding at failure

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