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Turning photos, cards into holiday profit

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Photographer’s Edge has developed plans that it hopes will sharpen its profit picture this holiday season and for years to come. The six-employee company sells camera accessories as well as products that help photographers market their work, items such as calendars, bookmarks and greeting-card jackets that allow photographers to feature their own pictures. This year,… Continue Reading Turning photos, cards into holiday profit

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Obama administration vs. private colleges

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Just how deep does the Obama administration’s hostility run towards profits and private businesses? Policy attacks have been launched against the health care industry, assorted financial businesses, and energy companies. With massive tax increases on personal income, capital gains, dividends and estates scheduled for the end of this year, entrepreneurs and investors across countless industries… Continue Reading Obama administration vs. private colleges

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Technology overthrows another industry

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Making a comfortable living in the old world of book publishing might be over, as technology radically changes the business. Continue Reading Technology overthrows another industry

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A cure for organizational reflux

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Yes, organizations have it, too. Leaders complain about it all the time. They can’t seem to get their people all headed in the same direction, especially at the top. The lack of alignment and ownership of the organization’s core beliefs, principles, vision, and strategy are some of the major defining symptoms of “organizational reflux.” It… Continue Reading A cure for organizational reflux

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Finding profit in pest control

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Tiny, reddish brown bed bugs that feed on human blood are back with a vengeance and for local pest control operators, it means big business. Bed bugs have been catching rides on human travelers from across the country in record numbers. The National Pest Management Association has seen a 71 percent increase in bed bug… Continue Reading Finding profit in pest control

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Leverage styles when communicating change

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An understanding of human psychology can be a powerful tool for anyone in leadership. While there are many theories and tools in this realm, one of the most useful categories of tools deals with personality. Since as early as 444 B.C., observers of human nature have noticed that there are four primary personality styles. In… Continue Reading Leverage styles when communicating change

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Arborists branching out into wintertime business

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This winter, a typically slow time in the tree business, Front Range Arborists will have chainsaws, chippers, and a disaster trailer ready to roll anywhere in the country for tree cleanup after ice storms hit. Winter cleanup is a new venture for Front Range Arborists, one that was born of necessity after the company lost… Continue Reading Arborists branching out into wintertime business

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The nonprofit sector accounts for over 10 percent of the U.S. workforce and nearly $2.6 trillion in assets, and yet significant studies of the distinctive challenges of leading the nonprofit organization did not seriously begin until after the 1980s. Anyone who has led a nonprofit knows that there are important differences in leadership challenges compared… Continue Reading The distinct challenges of nonprofit leadership

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What GOP pledge means to small business

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Republicans in Congress announced “A Pledge to America” on Sept. 23 in an effort to unify around a set of ideas heading into the November elections. But what does this pledge mean for small businesses and their employees, for entrepreneurship, and for the investors who supply businesses with the capital needed to start up, build,… Continue Reading What GOP pledge means to small business

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Hoff & Leigh, a commercial real estate firm, made a name for itself in Colorado Springs by moving a high number of low-dollar transactions. Now the company is making plans to take that business model nationwide. Hoff & Leigh opened its doors in Colorado Springs in 1987 with a strict approach to the high/low business… Continue Reading Commercial real estate brokers ready to go national

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