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Though unemployment numbers remain high and incomes levels have fallen, most gyms and fitness facilities are still doing well. The International Health, Racquet & Sportclub Association says U.S. health club membership was 50.2 million in 2010, up 10.8 percent from 2009. Industry revenues also rose 4 percent. Trevor Poling owns a Gold’s Gym franchise in… Continue Reading Exercise businesses powering through recession

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Gov. John Hickenlooper has asked the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission to overturn a 5-percent tax break for Colorado casinos in an effort to save funding for community colleges and historic preservation groups. While the gaming industry argues that the tax decrease will bring much-needed relief after three consecutive years of revenue losses, community colleges… Continue Reading Community colleges ask gaming commission to reconsider the 5-percent tax break

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‘You Can’t Fire Everyone And Other Lessons from an Accidental Manager’ By Hank Gilman Penguin Portfolio $25.95 224 pages You catch more flies with honey than vinegar. As far as you can see, that old saying — a reminder that being nice works better than being a jerk — holds true for every boss you’ve… Continue Reading Book Review: A book of lessons on how to be a better boss

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Innovation and entrepreneurship are often assumed to be one and the same. In reality, they are different things, and a clear understanding of the difference is vital to building successful ventures. Innovation comes in a variety of forms. Many new ventures are based on new product or service innovation. This is the most commonly recognized… Continue Reading Taking a look into innovation and entrepreneurship

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By Sean Paige Critics may contend that the less-than-scandalous findings of the first-ever “performance audit” of the Economic Development Corp. mean it was a waste of time and money, which unnecessarily called the group’s reputation into question. As someone who helped put the process in motion — and who reads much more into the report… Continue Reading Auditor’s report on EDC numbers tells many tales

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Getting trade basics and numbers wrong

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Why do so many (most?) business reporters and television talking heads, along with a boatload of economists, get the story dead wrong on trade? Whenever the latest U.S. trade numbers — i.e., exports, imports and the trade balance — are released, if imports are up and the trade deficit expands, a cacophony of voices spout… Continue Reading Getting trade basics and numbers wrong

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The myth about what’s behind the numbers

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Economists and businesspeople alike claim that numbers tell all. You can hide a problem, you can rationalize around it, you can even pretend it isn’t there. By the end of the month or the quarter, the numbers will tell the truth, the whole, truth, and nothing but the truth — unless you cook the books.… Continue Reading The myth about what’s behind the numbers

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Mayor Steve Bach issued an edict last week barring city employees from talking to members of the media. All inquiries must now be cleared by the mayor or his chief of staff or answered by the yet-to-be-named city spokesperson. It’s a bad move that degrades faith and trust in local government — even when it… Continue Reading Mayor’s media policy won’t instill trust

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Casino revenue is down in Colorado and most in the industry have posted a net loss for the last three years, so casino operators are looking forward to the relief that will come with a 5-percent tax reduction that goes into effect July 1. That tax cut will mean less funding for community colleges and… Continue Reading Casinos say tax break will ease their financial burdens

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A group of Colorado Springs architects, land planners, interior designers and civil engineers sat at their usual table in a local coffee shop to discuss a pending project. It is both strange and fantastic that they are working as a team, they said. Just a few years ago, they were more likely to compete against… Continue Reading Collaborative Design Group banding together for business

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