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Key performance indicators: Any company, no matter how small, can benefit from monitoring KPIs

Key performance indicators: Any company, no matter how small, can benefit from monitoring KPIs

All too often, accounting becomes an afterthought — a nuisance that must be cranked out quarterly or at the end of the year. A different perspective, however, could change that attitude and boost business performance. In reality, accounting — by way of key performance indicators (KPIs) — ought to be a daily part of business,… Continue Reading Key performance indicators: Any company, no matter how small, can benefit from monitoring KPIs

New form of malware harms Springs businesses

A new computer virus made its debut in Colorado Springs this week – and officials at Colorado Networks say it demands urgent attention. The malware unleashes a program that encrypts files and folders, including network shared folders, said Jeff Beauprez, president and CEO of Colorado Networks. “It then demands a payment of $300 to recover… Continue Reading New form of malware harms Springs businesses

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Businesses provide help for fire effort

Dozens of Colorado Springs-area businesses stepped up to help the efforts to extinguish the Black Forest fire — not by fighting the fire, but by feeding, clothing and sheltering the victims and the firefighters. “Somebody has to do it,” said Sally Layton, whose husband, Bill, has teamed with Greg Howard and Jason Hann, along with… Continue Reading Businesses provide help for fire effort

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Positive sign for local business

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We’re always on the lookout for fresh statistics or indicators to give us an idea of how the Colorado Springs area’s economy is doing. Granted, for some observers it can be as simple as keeping up with the city sales and use tax numbers, on the rise for many months. When we see those tax… Continue Reading Positive sign for local business

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At a recent City Committee presentation to City Council candidates, one of the presenters stressed the importance of being a lightly regulated, aggressively business-friendly city. Candidates were reminded that we compete with scores of cities better able to offer generous incentives to relocating companies, so we’d better make sure that city policies (including low electric… Continue Reading Broken record for business – when will we ever learn?

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CS tech startup moving to Denver

Growing tech startup Prosperent will move to Denver in March. The company, which manages pay-per-sale online advertising for companies like REI, QVS and Zappos told the Business Journal in November that it was having trouble finding talented web programmers to hire in Colorado Springs. Mike Christensen, company co-founder and president, said employment issues were the… Continue Reading CS tech startup moving to Denver

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You have an office — or a restaurant, a retail store, a hotel or a hospital. You design it, build it and get ready to open the doors — but wait a minute. The place looks dreary and bare. You need something to liven it up, make it pop, engage the eye and delight your… Continue Reading Original or not, art adds to local business scene

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Ballot issues to raise taxes have not historically fared well in El Paso County. So it was a surprise to some when two such issues passed with wide margins Tuesday. Ballot issue 1A, which called for a 23-hundredths of a cent sales tax increase to support staffing increases and equipment upgrades at the Sheriff’s Office,… Continue Reading Business community contributes to tax issues passing

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The Denver suburb of Aurora is asking residents what should be done with the movie theater where 12 people were shot to death last month and 58 others were wounded. The city’s Facebook page directs residents to an online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DLJCQZ2.Responses are not visible on the survey website, but suggestions from Facebook users range… Continue Reading Aurora seeks comments on massacre site’s future

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Frontier lost bid for DC flight

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Frontier Airlines did not win its bid for a direct flight from Colorado Springs to Washington, D.C.’s, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The Department of Transportation awarded the limited slots into DCA to Alaska Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest and Virgin America. “We were disappointed when we heard the news, but given the intensity of the… Continue Reading Frontier lost bid for DC flight

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