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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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Food and safety industries at odds over bill

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The state’s Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee approved a bill that would make it easier for entrepreneurs to sell food from their homes. Continue Reading Food and safety industries at odds over bill

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Effective leaders reach four generations

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As you look out on the landscape of those that you lead, what do you see? Can you identify with the characteristics, attitudes, values, and beliefs that are present amongst all these “different” people? Is there a core group that look, walk, talk, and act just like you; and are there two or three other… Continue Reading Effective leaders reach four generations

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A  search committee is reviewing applicants now for the director’s position at the Small Business Development Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The committee hopes to start interviewing candidates in February and name a new director by March, said Venkat Reddy, dean of the UCCS  College of Business. Marcella Hurley, who took… Continue Reading Search committee hopes to name SBDC director by March

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Small businesses say demand is biggest issue

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Small business owners say their main concern is weak customer demand – not the regulatory environment. Owners polled said the number one thing that would lead to creating jobs – eliminate incentives to move jobs overseas. Reducing regulations came in fifth place. Small business owners see government standards as an important tool to level the… Continue Reading Small businesses say demand is biggest issue

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Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet wants to know what businesses think about their experiences with federal grants and contracting processes. Bennet launched two online surveys for Coloradans who have applied for, submitted bids or have been awarded federal grants and contracts. “As I travel the state, I’ve heard from Coloradans who have had both positive and… Continue Reading Bennet wants business opinions of federal contracts, asks SBA for quicker loans

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Next month, local manufacturers plan to ask the city to eliminate its 2.5 percent use-tax on equipment. Continue Reading Manufacturers banding together to end city’s use tax

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