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Tips for communicating effectively at work

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Technology is wonderful in most areas of our life. Yet there are some aspects where using advanced technology may not be the best route. There are times at work when we miscommunicate because of technologically-based assumptions. We assume that our emails went through, that our slides were attached, that the texts were received, or that… Continue Reading Tips for communicating effectively at work

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The Colorado Springs-based firm Matrix Design Group is providing an Alabama police department with free munitions and explosives safety training. Matrix Environmental Services LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Matrix Design Group Inc., is training the Oxford, Ala., police department on explosives safety and identification of homemade explosives and improvised explosive devices. It is part of… Continue Reading Matrix Design Group trains police about explosives safety

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Colorado’s small businesses may get some promising news about increased access to capital next week when bankers release the details of their “Let’s Talk Small Business” initiative. Continue Reading Colorado bankers set to help small biz access capital

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We had an interesting experience this past summer. Wanting to see if we could lower our home phone and Internet bills, we called around to get quotes. One of the giant companies offered a great deal if we “bundled” our phone and Internet service, so we decided to give them a try. The deal didn’t… Continue Reading Customer service should be businesses’ primary concern

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When the real estate market crashed in 2008 and 2009, Realtor Mike Mazzola knew it was time to try something different. Continue Reading Outdoor-gear sales fulfill military need, sense of purpose

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Toni & Guy Academy plans move to central Springs

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The Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy is moving from its far south Colorado Springs location into a three-story building at Union and Academy boulevards. The move allows the academy to double its space to nearly 18,000 square feet, and give the school a more campus-like feel, said Sandy Chandler, academy owner and director. The academy… Continue Reading Toni & Guy Academy plans move to central Springs

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Springs pump maker fishing for overseas business

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A small Colorado Springs pump maker is determined to give the global manufacturing industry a run for its money. After years of developing its signature water pump called Genesys, sales at Multi-Duti Manufacturing Inc. are on the way up — it sold more pumps in January than all of last year. Now, the company, which… Continue Reading Springs pump maker fishing for overseas business

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If you own a business you need sales, regardless of your industry or business model. Whether from new or repeat customers, sales bring in the cash that lets you stay in business. When sales aren’t doing so well, it’s easy to point at certain factors and say they’re to blame. Things like poor closing techniques… Continue Reading For consistent sales, use consistent business processes

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by Susan Cain c.2012, Crown You had to go, so you did — kicking and screaming. Really, you must admit that it was nice of the boss to host the holiday party. In these tough economic times, she didn’t have to do it. She paid for food, a band, even door prizes. Everybody seemed to… Continue Reading Book Review: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”

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Build lasting team trust

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We have many hopes and points of view about trust in our teams. We want it, but often do not know how to get it. And if we get it, we often don’t know how to keep it. So what ends up happening is the we believe trust is possible, and wishfully think it will… Continue Reading Build lasting team trust

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