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We once had an employee who was a nice guy but was never as productive as others in his department. Supervisors discussed this with him on several occasions but his output didn’t improve. Then, in a staff meeting one day, he spotted something on the wall and remarked, “Sometimes I’m sitting at my computer and… Continue Reading Why employees who have potential for success often fail

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The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator has graduated its eighth business, a crane inspection management software company. Continue Reading Technology incubator graduates crane inspection company

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Despite some technical hiccups at the start, the Change Mob has raised almost $500 for a non-profit focused on rescuing girls and young women from sex trafficking. The Change Mob is a local business backed by angel investors and is in the midst of filing paperwork with Securities Exchange Commission to be publicly traded. The… Continue Reading Change Mob gearing up to launch second promotion

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Make your business plan simple, yet powerful

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Laddie once met with a new client at his location and asked to see his existing business plan. The man reached for a binder covered in dust that sat on top of a bookcase. It held a document 50-or-so pages long that obviously hadn’t been touched for several years. Having an outdated business plan that… Continue Reading Make your business plan simple, yet powerful

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Change Mob dream ready for reality

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The short story about the Change Mob — that it will stop human trafficking, end world hunger and snuff out poverty for peace on Earth — makes its founder sound like a dreamer. And he is. But this idea just might make some money — and a difference. It all started when Jonathan Kuiper called… Continue Reading Change Mob dream ready for reality

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Sustainable change requires ownership

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Change initiatives fail at an alarming rate — as high as 80 percent. The cost of a failed change initiative can be staggering, from a loss of morale to a loss of a key customer due to poor quality. And we know that these initiatives fail in large part for two reasons: a lack of… Continue Reading Sustainable change requires ownership

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Change Mob blends charity with Groupon savvy

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Look out Living Social and Groupon. There’s a new kid in town. The Change Mob will launch its platform Tuesday when it requests $1 donations from Colorado Springs residents to help Restore Innocence, a non-profit organization devoted to rescuing young women from sex trafficking outfits. The organization aims to raise enough money to buy a… Continue Reading Change Mob blends charity with Groupon savvy

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Retailers making holiday shipping list

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There are 99 days until Christmas, and while that might not be enough to send shoppers into a tizzy, it’s a different story for retailers. Continue Reading Retailers making holiday shipping list

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On the dimly lit stage at Johnny’s Navajo Hogan bar and restaurant, Al Ortiz stepped up to the mic and cleared his throat. He wasn’t there to tell jokes or sing karaoke. It was “Pitch Night” and he had five minutes to convince the audience that his idea about an auto parts inventory web site… Continue Reading Entrepreneur ideas still starving for dollars

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Alliances can be beneficial or troublesome

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A client recently asked for advice about the opportunity to partner with a larger company. The arrangement looked promising on the surface and the other company was pushing for it, insisting it could be a strong union and a win-win situation. But there were also red flags, warning that this particular alliance carried considerable risk… Continue Reading Alliances can be beneficial or troublesome

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