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Franchise options fewer for entrepreneurs

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When Rob Taylor borrowed $5,000 to buy a Chick-fil-A franchise 21 years ago, he did it because he wanted to be his own boss. Franchising holds the same allure today and continues to draw entrepreneurs. Interest in franchise ownership historically rises during economic downturns and this one is no different. But buying one isn’t as… Continue Reading Franchise options fewer for entrepreneurs

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Advertising sales executive Conor McCluskey wished he could clone himself. That would have solved his problem of having too many clients to personally meet each month — something he felt strongly about in order to cultivate and maintain relationships. Instead, he thought he would video tape himself with a personalized message and e-mail it to… Continue Reading Video e-mail ignites explosive growth for BombBomb

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Trends might hold opportunity for small business

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“I don’t set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them.” Dick Clark Because we work with business owners, we like to keep an eye on trends that might affect them. This is especially true in times of uncertain economy, when businesses might need to adjust their product or service offerings to… Continue Reading Trends might hold opportunity for small business

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The Mayor’s Branding Task Force describes Colorado Springs as vibrant, exceptional and rugged. It’s a town, they said, that is “alive.” These words the task force has chosen to describe the city’s healthy, free-spirited lifestyle and the outdoorsy community. The character descriptions are part of building blocks that are expected to lead to the city’s… Continue Reading Branding task force using ‘alive’ to help create slogan

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People on the Move – September 9, 2011

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Dr. Leanne Hadley developed a model of care to help children heal from grief and trauma. She will be recognized for her work at AspenPointe’s 2011 Heroes of Mental Health Luncheon, Oct. 4 at the DoubleTree Hotel. Hadley is the founder and president of First Steps Spiritual Center, which helps kids and teens heal from… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 9, 2011

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On the Horizon – September 9, 2011

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Sept. 12 New business program Introduction to new business growth program 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 14960 Woodcarver Road. The program includes presentations by SCORE, SBA, Co PTAC, EDC, Tri-Lakes Chamber, CS Tech Incubator and CSBDC. RSVP to Heather McEntee, 481-4877 ext. 100 or e-mail info@trilakesbi.org – www.trilakesbi.org. Sept. 13 Bedside Trust Workshop The Community… Continue Reading On the Horizon – September 9, 2011

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Leadership Forum tapped for business perspective

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The Regional Leadership Forum has an unofficial seat at the table during deliberations about the future of Memorial Health System, but what expertise the forum, made up of volunteers from the business and arts community, will bring to the discussion remains to be seen. Forum Chairman Phil Lane admits they don’t have experience crafting requests… Continue Reading Leadership Forum tapped for business perspective

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Nearly 17,400 Colorado high school students failed to graduate in 2009 — something that will cost them $4.5 billion in personal income over their lifetimes. The Pikes Peak United Way is trying to strengthen those statistics with a new program it hopes will increase graduation rates among students who are now entering kindergarten. “About one-quarter… Continue Reading United Way’s ‘Success by 6’ seeks to boost literacy

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Have you ever posted a Facebook status update only to instantly regret it? I’ve done it more than I care to admit, but was pleased to find that the Urban Dictionary has already addressed the sentiment. These statements are called “epiphanots.” Urban Dictionary defines epiphanot as: An idea that at first seems like an amazing… Continue Reading The ‘epiphanot’ killing social-media endeavors

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Book Review: “Perfectly Able”

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By Lighthouse International, compiled and edited by Jim Hasse BALTIMORE, MD — You’ve got an opening at work, but you’re having a hard time filling it. Obviously, you want the most talented people to work for you. You’ll do what it takes to hire them. So why can’t you find the right person for this job?… Continue Reading Book Review: “Perfectly Able”

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