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Best practices for changing a culture

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If you have moved from one organization to another anytime in your career, you know that every company has its own unique culture. Culture is defined as the beliefs, values, norms, and attitudes that form a group’s patterns of thought and action. Put another way, culture can be thought of as “unwritten rules about the… Continue Reading Best practices for changing a culture

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Editor’s note: The Young Professional One on One is a new feature. Each week the Business Journal will interview an up-and-comer from the Springs business community. Know someone who should be featured? Send suggestions to editorial@csbj.com. Etienne Hardre spent years working in several large accounting and finance businesses, where he honed his financial management and… Continue Reading Success and stability have Hardre staying put

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Braxton’s owner, The O’Neil Group, is buying the building at 6 N. Tejon St. and plans to move the defense software company and its 80 employees there. Continue Reading Braxton Technologies moving into former Chase building

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Sales tax revenue floweth over

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Colorado Springs sales tax revenue is higher than it was this time last year and is on track to come in over budget by year’s end. The city’s 2011 mid-year financial report shows sales and use tax revenue — which accounts for 80 percent of the general fund — was $36.5 million as of June… Continue Reading Sales tax revenue floweth over

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Take care when taking on a partner

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“Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.” — Jack Benny. A terrific life partner is a beautiful thing and that’s also true of business partnerships. The challenges are also pretty much the same — making sure you’re actually getting a great partner… Continue Reading Take care when taking on a partner

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Among the cucumbers and tomatoes at this summer’s farmers markets, a number of budding entrepreneurs are planting the seeds to grow their own small businesses. Local farmers markets are the place to get fresh fruits and veggies right from the Colorado farmers and urban gardeners. But, the markets also have proven to be a venue… Continue Reading Farmers markets are fertile business ground

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Changes seems to be the only constant in the airline industry, and Mark Earle, director of the Colorado Springs Airport, has seen his share of it. Currently, the airport is dealing with fewer passengers and fewer flights. Earle said the airport has suffered during the recession, which has hit smaller airports particularly hard. What new programs do… Continue Reading Airport’s Earle looking to the skies after recession

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The medical marijuana industry believes offering penny stocks to investors is the path to legitimacy and growth. Investment analysts call that a half-baked idea. A handful of medical marijuana companies sell stock on the Pink Sheets, the unofficial name for stocks that sell over the counter, with prices usually below $2. The stocks are not… Continue Reading Marijuana companies now offering penny stocks

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So this week I posted a YouTube video of Nappy Roots on my facebook profile and got immediate rave reviews from my college age nephew. And I started to wonder if he thinks I’m actually cool. Here’s the thing: I’m really a fraud at being cool. I use the Internet as a “cool engine” that… Continue Reading As coolness expands, content companies tremble

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People on the Move – July 1, 2011

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Col. Chris Crawford has taken command of the 21st Space Wing. He comes to Peterson Air Force Base from the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. This is his fifth assignment in Colorado Springs. As commander of the 21st Space Wing, he is responsible for the Air Force’s largest wing geographically and organizationally, with about 5,000 officer, enlisted,… Continue Reading People on the Move – July 1, 2011

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