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Andy Bohlmann cancelled a Cycling Pro cross country mountain bike race this year because he couldn’t find enough business sponsors to back it. Continue Reading Rough terrain: Small sporting events struggle for sponsorships

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Running the city like a business is odd

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Not only did the citizens of Colorado Springs want a “strong mayor” with commensurate strong salary, they wanted the city to run like a business, which is code-word for efficiency. They found a perfect match in Steve Bach, a former commercial real-estate broker whose regal appearance bespeaks of a successful CEO and hopefully a mayor.… Continue Reading Running the city like a business is odd

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“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” This sentiment expressed by Winston Churchill so long ago is heartily embraced by many Americans today. In fact, nearly 27 percent of adults volunteered 15 billion hours in 2009 to U.S. nonprofits. Of these, many are proven business… Continue Reading Serving on a nonprofit board is serious business

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This week, 10 apartment buildings that will house 230 luxury living units began to emerge at the undeveloped corner of Woodmen Road and Union Boulevard. But, getting to this point has been a long — and expensive — road. Developer John McWilliams of Talos Holdings said the project, called the Peaks at Woodmen, took two… Continue Reading Developers break ground on the Peaks at Woodmen

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Take steps to be more productive

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Would you like to be more productive? Most likely you would. In fact, we can’t recall ever discussing this issue with a business owner who didn’t wish he or she could find ways to be more productive. Ways to get more done in a day, have more time off, or have more time to just… Continue Reading Take steps to be more productive

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Many business owners have had to tighten their belts in the past few years and bootstrapping has become a hot topic. In fact, a Google search of the phrase “business bootstrap” showed more than 3 million entries. For those of you who didn’t grow up hearing about people “pulling themselves up by their bootstraps,” the… Continue Reading In hard times, bootstrap to conserve your cash

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Bank robberies surge in 2011

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A spree of bank robberies this year in Colorado Springs has terrorized local bank tellers as gun-wielding bandits have pulled old-fashioned stickups and demanded cash. Continue Reading Bank robberies surge in 2011

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When the 300-room Renaissance Hotel on the north end of Colorado Springs goes to foreclosure auction in October, will anyone bid on it? Less than a year ago, investors were interested in taking over the project, near Interstate 25 and Interquest Parkway, but some watching the deal today say the bidding price, expected to start… Continue Reading Renaissance Hotel will go to auction, but who will bid?

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Pat Ruffini is executive director of the Colorado Springs Teen Court, a program that lets teens charged with minor offenses plead guilty and throw themselves on the mercy of a court of their peers. Teen court trials bring together a judge, teen attorneys backed by a pair of mentor attorneys, the guilty parties and a… Continue Reading One on One: Ruffini managing Teen Court, growing list of needs

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Dozens of homeowners find themselves in the same tight spot in today’s real estate market – having to rent out their home because it won’t sell. Continue Reading Where homeowners turn when they can’t sell

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