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People on the Move – March 4, 2011

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Mountain States Employers Council has added Patrick Butler and Ryan Nelson to its Colorado Springs office. Butler is a human resource consultant, and Nelson is a staff attorney specializing in employment law. Kevin Bowcock has successfully completed FirstBank’s management trainee program and has been promoted to the position of banking officer. He works at the… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 4, 2011

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On the Horizon – March 4, 2011

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March 8 Minding your business A free class about the resources that Pikes Peak Library District has to help start or grow your business is scheduled from 8:30 — 10 a.m. on March 8 at the Penrose Library downtown. Call 531-6333, ext. 2335 to register. March 9 How to hire your first employee Ent Federal Credit… Continue Reading On the Horizon – March 4, 2011

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Book Review: “Army of Entrepreneurs”

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by Jennifer Prosek, c.2011, Amacom$23.00 / $26.00 Canada 209 pages These days, it’s a battle to stay in business. From your command post at HQ, you see the daily skirmish as your employees go hand-to-hand with the competition. Sometimes they capture new clients and other times, they’re just not strong enough to withstand other forces.… Continue Reading Book Review: “Army of Entrepreneurs”

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How to deal with Fannie and Freddie?

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Since the credit meltdown hit in September 2008, a question has loomed: What to do with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? The Dodd-Frank financial regulatory bill that was signed into law by President Obama in July of last year was unprecedented for its intrusiveness into the marketplace. But it failed to deal with Fannie and… Continue Reading How to deal with Fannie and Freddie?

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Hiring new or replacement employees is not an easy or inexpensive task. Hiring for excellence is a fine art that Dr. Pierre Mornell calls “an incredibly expensive people-reading game.” And yet, in spite of the numerous pitfalls and complicated people-reading skills that hiring requires, most managers approach hiring far too casually. There is certainly no… Continue Reading Ten overlooked principles for hiring excellence

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Steve Ducoff, executive director of the Pikes Peak Lodging Association, has a lot of worries — difficult economic times, razor-thin margins and increasing taxes. But he says there are some bright spots. The Quizno’s Pro Challenge cycling event will bring 6,000 room nights to Colorado Springs, and the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament will provide… Continue Reading Big-name events have Lodging Association’s Ducoff smiling

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The Colorado Trust issued a brief last month that claims President Obama’s health care overhaul measures will dramatically cut employee insurance costs for Colorado businesses and individuals. But many experts and business owners aren’t buying it. The biggest factor in the issue is whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be implemented, changed… Continue Reading Health care, business at odds about overhaul

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Ryan and Greg Unseth thought it was absurd that online shoppers in Colorado Springs would buy products from other cities and states when they could buy the same products here. But then again, maybe shoppers didn’t know they could find the same products here. That’s when the father-son duo decided to start listing locally made… Continue Reading Wizbee.com a link between local business, shoppers

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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is painting a vibrant economic picture. While other nonprofits have struggled during the financial downturn, for the third consecutive year the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has surpassed its own revenue record, even while paying down major debt. FAC officials attribute the increase in revenue to vigorous grant writing… Continue Reading Fresh palette of events sustaining Fine Arts Center

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Homeowners opt to remodel rather than buy

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The last thing the Colorado Springs residential real estate market needs is more competition, but that’s what it’s getting. Local real estate professionals are already battling a hot rental market, slack demand and a drain of workers willing to commute from as far as Pueblo in exchange for more affordable housing. Now a growing number… Continue Reading Homeowners opt to remodel rather than buy

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