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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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This week, Maxx HD Sunglasses shipped its first order of sunglasses stamped with the logos of Major League Baseball teams to baseball stadiums across the country, including Coors Field in Denver. In a partnership with Major League Baseball, the Monument-based sunglasses supplier becomes the official supplier of MLB franchise logo sunglasses and hopes to double… Continue Reading Maxx HD Sunglasses, official supplier for Major League Baseball

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Colorado medical marijuana business owners are turning their attention to Congressional lawmakers for banking relief now that a Colorado proposal to create their industry’s own financial institution was killed on Valentine’s Day. Sen. Pat Steadman’s, D-Denver, proposal to create a financial cooperative for medical marijuana businesses was postponed indefinitely by the Senate’s Finance Committee. It… Continue Reading MMJ dispensaries left with few options after bank bill dies

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Powerful business tools are often forgotten

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Recently I helped refinish a basement for a friend and kept lamenting the fact that I often didn’t have the right tool to effectively get the job done. It is frustrating knowing that the perfect tool exists but I can’t put my hands on it to do the job. But imagine how I’d feel if… Continue Reading Powerful business tools are often forgotten

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For business couples, marriage is a lot of work

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This Valentine’s Day, small business owner Terry Jenson is on the hunt for the perfect card for his business partner … Continue Reading For business couples, marriage is a lot of work

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