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On the Horizon – July 22, 2011

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July 27 City class on sales and use tax basics The City of Colorado Springs will offer a free class about sales and use tax from 9 to 11 a.m. July 27 at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. The class will cover some of the basics of the City Sales Tax Code… Continue Reading On the Horizon – July 22, 2011

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Google launched their new “+1” feature recently, amid a slew of media fanfare. I bet you all are wondering, “What does Google +1 mean for my business.” And I’ll tell you, but in order for it to make sense, let’s take a step back to get some perspective. The “old Google” circa seven days ago,… Continue Reading Tech Talk: What does Google’s ‘+1’ mean for your business?

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Labor law: Beware bullying in the workplace

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If employers have not heard the term “status blind harassment” they should familiarize themselves with the issue, local attorneys and human resource managers say. Status blind harassment is more commonly known as workplace bullying, said Joan Rennekamp, human resources consultant with the law firm Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons in Colorado Springs. Insiders also call it… Continue Reading Labor law: Beware bullying in the workplace

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The Memorial Health System task force is exploring options for leasing the hospital’s assets to a nonprofit organization and what kind of payments it should expect, but finding that answer hasn’t been easy. In other markets, hospital lease payments are as varied as the communities developing them, ranging from free rent to $17.5 million annual… Continue Reading Memorial task force exploring lease-payment options

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There are two precious sets of resources that account for our national wealth: natural and human-made. The natural include precious metals, like gold and silver; energy from oil, sun, wind and water; and rich soil for agriculture. The human-made set includes entertainment, communication, hardware/software, knowledge, ideas and patents. If we are concerned about getting our… Continue Reading Higher education is one of our precious resources

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People on the Move – July 15, 2011

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Charlie Kerr has been promoted to the position of chief operating officer at Miracle Method, which specializes in commercial and residential resurfacing and refinishing. Doug O’Shaughnessy has joined Xiotech as vice president of services. He will be charged with overseeing delivery of all services and the strategic direction of Xiotech’s services organization. Dave Briggs has… Continue Reading People on the Move – July 15, 2011

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I think about “it” every day, but I just can’t seem to get “it” done. I know how important “it” is to my business, but I just can’t seem to get around to “it.” I feel stressed because “it” is hanging over my head. If you’re like most business owners, you’ve got an “It.” We… Continue Reading There are different ways to go about getting “It” done

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On the Horizon – July 15, 2011

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July 19 Insurance basics class The Mountain States Employers Council will hold a meeting from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 19 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort to discuss health insurance exchanges, employer-based insurance and wellness plans. The group normally holds members-only meetings, but has opened this one to all businesses in Colorado Springs. July 20… Continue Reading On the Horizon – July 15, 2011

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‘How to Get Out of Your Own Way’ By Tyrese Gibson Grand Central Publishing$24.99 275 pages They say the economy’s getting better. They say things are looking up, that business is starting to recover. But they couldn’t prove it to you. For months now, you’ve been spinning your wheels in the sand, your dreams on… Continue Reading Book Review: ‘How to Get Out of Your Own Way’

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Ho-hum: Springs economy staying the same

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What difference does a year make? When it comes to the Colorado Springs economy: very little. At this time last year, the city was optimistic about the path forward. Fred Crowley, professor of economics at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and principal of the Southern Colorado Economic Forum, predicted steady recovery. And he… Continue Reading Ho-hum: Springs economy staying the same

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