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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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EDC’s job numbers a mystery

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Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. documents tout that the organization has brought more than 19,000 jobs to Colorado Springs during the past decade. But that number isn’t accurate. The EDC keeps two sets of numbers, one that is the number of jobs companies say they expect to create when they move to the city,… Continue Reading EDC’s job numbers a mystery

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UCCS flexing its technological muscles

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UCCS physics professor Anatoliy Glushchenko is building a bridge he hopes will lead to growth of high-tech companies in Colorado Springs. He calls the bridge the Center for Innovation in Biophysics and Energy Research, Advanced Technologies and Optical Materials, or CiBER-ATOM. It links the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the area’s high-tech industry… Continue Reading UCCS flexing its technological muscles

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As Pinery business grows, so do Fish Market plans

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The Pinery’s full-service wedding and event business in Black Forest has grown so dramatically over the last three years that one executive says the economic collapse saved the business from expanding too little, too soon. In August 2008, The Pinery purchased the old Fish Market building that is perched atop the hill at 775 W.… Continue Reading As Pinery business grows, so do Fish Market plans

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A client recently gave us the book Delivering Happiness: A path to profits, passion and purpose by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com. It’s a great book and one story particularly stood out to us. Hsieh talked about how he developed his poker-playing skills through study and practice. He went on to illustrate similarities between poker… Continue Reading Be sure to take a seat at the best possible business table

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