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Small steps are big gains in momentum

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If you have tried to get a group of people to get moving in a new direction, you know that inertia often wins over action. The problem is compounded when one or more people resist what you’d like them to do. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome inertia. One trick is to get people to… Continue Reading Small steps are big gains in momentum

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Lynette Crow, founder of Colorado Springs-based Conspire drug screening company, is giving a franchise to a military veteran in Newark, N.J. Crow will announce the project next week in Washington D.C. when hundreds of franchise owners descend on Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers about the issues facing small businesses. Crow founded Conspire in 2003… Continue Reading Local business owner donates franchise to military veteran

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Pot shops forced to stash their cash

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Colorado Springs marijuana dispensary owners might resort to stuffing their money in mattresses if no changes are made to federal regulations that bar banks from doing business with them. In recent weeks, dispensaries across the state received notice from Colorado Springs State Bank that they have until Sept. 30 to clear out their accounts. The… Continue Reading Pot shops forced to stash their cash

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This week, Dr. Glen House is shopping his catheter technology to investors in hopes of raising $1.5 million for a big push to get his product to market by December. House, founder and CEO of Adapta Medical Inc. in Colorado Springs, has taken an age-old product, the catheter, a tube system placed in the body… Continue Reading Adapta Medical’s catheter technology heading to market

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A look at the impact of outsourcing — part 2

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If you think outsourcing will never impact your business, you’re essentially sticking your head in the sand. Outsourcing can potentially help your business, harm it, or both. You need to be informed so that you can benefit from using it, or protect yourself by creating strategies to compete against it. Outsourcing is a double-edged sword… Continue Reading A look at the impact of outsourcing — part 2

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During this down economy, there aren’t too many communities that can boast they just had their best sales tax year ever. Woodland Park can. “We’re kind of thinking if we’re doing this good when the economy is bad, look out when things turn around,” said Woodland Park Mayor Steve Randolph. The city has issued 22… Continue Reading Woodland Park businesses thriving in down economy

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Book Review: “The Consuming Instinct”

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by Gad Saad c.2011, Prometheus Books You weren’t looking for it. No, you were searching your calendar for something else but as you flipped the pages, there it was: Christmas. It’s coming, and though the weather still says “summer,” you’ll have to start your dreaded gift list soon. And that list keeps growing, much to… Continue Reading Book Review: “The Consuming Instinct”

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CWIS, a Colorado Springs real estate appraisal company, has jumped into the middle of the biggest housing market boom in the country — foreclosures. The company, that just one year ago had only three full-time employees, won a five-year, $50 million contract last summer to manage and maintain homes for the U.S. Department of Housing… Continue Reading CWIS finds growth, profit managing homes for govt.

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A look at the impact of outsourcing — Part 1

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Outsourcing is a subject that often creates strong emotions and, perhaps, justifiably so. For many people, the word conjures mental images of U.S. companies closing their doors, and lost jobs as company operations have been moved overseas. But outsourcing can also be a positive concept that aids American companies and workers. World events and technology… Continue Reading A look at the impact of outsourcing — Part 1

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Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Peter Lemon will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado’s Excellence in Customer Service award gala. The gala, Sept. 23 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, celebrates the BBB’s awards program, which began in 1995. Each year, the BBB names local businesses that have superior… Continue Reading BBB honors businesses with excellent customer service

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