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Bach, Skorman talk business ahead of debate

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Mayoral candidates Richard Skorman and Steve Bach have a few things in common. Both are businessmen, both see job creation as the main issue facing the city and both believe the city government could be more efficient. It’s their approaches to those issues that differs. Bach believes government should get out of the way of… Continue Reading Bach, Skorman talk business ahead of debate

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There is no shortage of opinions about the impact of Federal health care reform. For those of us who own or manage businesses, opinions are terrific material for water cooler speculation, but the real challenge we must face is to understand the practical impact of health care reform on our businesses, the people we employ… Continue Reading Exchange bill needs businesses’ support

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When it comes to the national commercial real estate market, the past few years have not been kind. The national recession significantly impacted every major commercial property type, causing occupancies and rental rates to fall and sales activity to significantly slow down. The good news is that over the past six to nine months, conditions… Continue Reading Commercial development showing slow signs of growth

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Raise the roof for change

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What organizational changes are on your leadership to-do list? If you’re like most leaders today, you have many problems to solve and a host of complex, unwieldy dilemmas that seem beyond solution. Challenges that defy easy answers are everywhere — finding the right business models in shifting markets, innovating to stay ahead of the competition,… Continue Reading Raise the roof for change

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The digital age of marketing

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As our addiction to social media increases, and as we spend more and more time with our hand-held devices rather than in front of television sets, it was only a matter of time before the commercial potential for these technologies would become apparent. And, for small businesses and start-ups this seems like the best thing… Continue Reading The digital age of marketing

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All winter long, white-water rafting and kayaking expedition guides pay close attention to snow forecasts. Heavy snowpack will mean business when the snow melts in the spring and rivers swell and rapids begin to rage. That’s music to the ears of outdoor enthusiasts. Bob Hamel, owner of Arkansas River Tours in Cotopaxi said even though… Continue Reading Heavy snowpack will keep rafting’s financials afloat

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After three long years, there is relief in Claude Comito’s voice. “People are calling,” said Comito, owner of Comito Building and Design, which specializes in million-dollar custom homes in exclusive Colorado Springs neighborhoods. “We have resurrected some deals that people put on hold a few years ago when the market started crashing,” he said. “We… Continue Reading Comito seeing a comeback for custom-homebuilding

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Have you ever been burned by a contract or committed to something you later wished you could get out of? Business commitments can be risky because they lock your company into obligations that could potentially have a negative impact on the company in the future. While the risk of commitments can be a problem for… Continue Reading Commitments, contracts are risky for small businesses

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Tom Elam has vast amounts of experience dealing with government contracts — first, as a member of the Air Force and then as a civilian. So when Colorado received permission for its first Procurement Technical Assistance Center, organizers knew exactly who to call. There are PTACs scattered throughout the United States, aimed at helping private… Continue Reading Elam shepherding companies through contracting maze

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In the first quarter of this year six companies courted by the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. either moved to Colorado Springs or expanded their presence in the city. Four companies chose to move to Colorado Springs over competing markets such as Boise, Idaho; Salt Lake City; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Denver. Those companies are… Continue Reading 6 companies choose the Springs during first quarter

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