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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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Book Review: “Against Thrift”

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By James Livingston The bill for the holiday spending spree came the other day, delivered by an industrial-sized forklift. Okay, not quite, but it sure seemed like it. That bill was thick, it had too many numbers to the left of the decimal point, and you’re feeling somewhat ashamed. You should be saving money, not… Continue Reading Book Review: “Against Thrift”

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We’ve really enjoyed both of the recent Sherlock Holmes movies and Laddie has read The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on his Kindle. The fictitious Holmes is a genius at solving mysteries, seemingly with ease. A famous quote attributed to him is “Elementary, my dear Watson,” but it turns out his character apparently never said that.… Continue Reading “Elementary, my dear Watson” — back to business basics

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Debt collection might be one of the most maligned professions in the country, but it’s one that manages to keep thousands of small businesses afloat and pumps billions of dollars into the economy each year. It’s easy to see why debt collectors get such a bad rap. Whether they are third-party guns for hire or… Continue Reading Springs’ debt collectors comfortable with their calling

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Spending, marriage like a horse and carriage

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In the post-holiday shopping lull, retail businesses are already counting on future holiday sales, but those in the wedding industry are counting something else — phone calls, tours, consultations and sales. Continue Reading Spending, marriage like a horse and carriage

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Small business owners say corporate tax loopholes give the nation’s biggest companies an unfair business advantage. A survey of its members, the American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance and the Small Business Majority reports that small business owners favor increasing taxes on millionaire incomes, letting high-end tax cuts expire and closing the carried-interest loophole… Continue Reading Big tax breaks for big companies a big problem, say small businesses

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Managers need to hold employees accountable

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If you’ve been a business owner for any length of time and have employees, you’ve most likely had this scenario occur: You asked someone to do something, thought you had made your instructions clear, and expected it to be done. But it wasn’t done correctly or at all. You felt frustrated, annoyed and maybe downright… Continue Reading Managers need to hold employees accountable

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