Home » Archives by category » Small Business (Page 40)

Book Review: “Social Q’s”

Comments Off

by Philip Galanes Every year, you’re faced with a quandary. Missing the office holiday party is not an option. You have to go, no question. But attending is filled with potential trouble. Will you, in the holiday spirit, say the wrong thing to the boss? What if your beloved makes a fool out of you?… Continue Reading Book Review: “Social Q’s”

Continue reading …

Delegation can be a touchy subject for business owners. They often find it hard to relinquish control but failure to delegate can cause problems. Frequently overworked, they can experience severe burn-out from carrying too many responsibilities, and many of the jobs they’re handling aren’t the best or most profitable uses of their time. Too many… Continue Reading Owners should learn to embrace the ‘D-word’ (delegation)

Continue reading …

Colorado Springs small business owner Chris Coughlin is a sales and marketing junkie, and wanted to take his staff to a professional development marketing conference out of state. It was going to cost him a whopping $15,000. He decided there had to be another, cheaper way to get the training. So he recruited local experts… Continue Reading Business owner plans different kind of small biz conference

Continue reading …

A Democrat full-court press campaign this week for the extension of the payroll tax cut failed to sway Senate Republicans. Thursday they defeated President Obama’s plan to extend the payroll tax cut through the end of next year. The Senate Republicans also voted down an alternative plan backed by Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to renew an… Continue Reading Payroll tax cut decision affects 130,000 Colorado firms

Continue reading …

Inappropriate sexual remarks to co-workers Inconsistent productivity Reduced profit Disparaging comments about the company left on Facebook Taking money from a cash register. These are all real examples that have forced employers to terminate jobs. No business owner wants to be put in the position of having to fire someone or have lay-offs but sometimes… Continue Reading When you terminate an employee, take care to avoid lawsuits

Continue reading …

Retail pessimism dashed away

Comments Off

Black Friday and weekend holiday sales were strong throughout the country and Colorado Springs was no exception. Traffic was heavy at the city’s shopping malls, and several stores reported higher sales this year than last. Independent shops also saw a surge of activity. Retailers cited several factors they believe created improvements. A strengthening economy, earlier… Continue Reading Retail pessimism dashed away

Continue reading …

Four questions employees want answered

Comments Off

Supervising people is a thankless task. Anyone who has supervised employees knows that directing the performance of others requires patience, skill, and courage. People come to work with all of the messy stuff of life, including their own expectations and demands. And as business becomes more complex, and management styles more involved, it is hard… Continue Reading Four questions employees want answered

Continue reading …

The holidays are upon us and it’s time for most of us to enjoy time with family and friends, indulge in overeating, and have some fun. It’s also the time of year when we take stock of our lives and show gratitude for our blessings. If you’re a business owner and have successfully navigated the… Continue Reading Business owners should give thanks this season, too

Continue reading …

The Downtown Partnership and the Colorado Springs Police Department are teaming up to make downtown more inviting during the holiday season. Patrol officers will walk the streets four days a week and groups of volunteers called ambassadors will be on hand to answer shoppers’ questions about parking, gift buying and restaurants. Officers Barry Rizk and… Continue Reading Police and ‘ambassadors’ on downtown streets during holidays

Continue reading …

Ric Rooney is an athlete, a businessman and a believer in mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy. For more than two years he has provided pressurized oxygen therapy to clients in Colorado Springs and Denver at Pikes Peak Hyperbaric. He has seven mild hyperbaric chambers, where people breathe in ambient air purified up to 50 or 60… Continue Reading Rooney believes in hyperbaric benefits and business

Continue reading …