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Take a look around any large or small community in Colorado, and you’ll likely see the presence of Colorado State University or the University of Colorado. Often, you’ll see us both. Some Coloradans may think our universities only meet once a year on the football field, as we did a...
It’s a day most business owners both dream about and dread: retirement. To get to this major milestone, you’ve put in long hours; sacrificed time with family and friends along the way; dealt with customers who don’t pay and vendors who don’t deliver. Transitioning out of the business and...
It’s easy to think that smaller companies simply can’t have as big an impact on their communities as larger companies. They are often overshadowed in the news by large companies and conglomerates, and they struggle to be noticed for their good works. Here in Colorado Springs we are a desert...
Many small business owners and employees are unaware they could face personal liability from the IRS for unpaid employer withholding taxes. In fact, federal statute renders the corporate shield meaningless when the IRS pursues nonpayment of withholding tax. Instead, any person responsible (or having a duty to collect and...
Contacting my British editor, I wasn’t surprised to read: “I am away on annual leave till … If your query is urgent, contact … Otherwise, I will reply to your message as soon as possible on my return.” With August here, vacation time is on our mind! It seems that the...
When you walk through the doors of the Northwestern Mutual office in downtown Colorado Springs, you can expect knowledgeable business professionals with keen customer service skills and a desire to help individuals achieve their financial goals. What you may not realize is that many of those professionals, interns and support...
Businesses can really benefit from setting a philanthropic vision. With an overabundance of requests for nonprofit support, do yourself a favor — be upfront about what your company stands for and why you focus on a particular nonprofit for giving and volunteer impact. While it’s no easy task, here...
One highlight for me thus far in 2017 has been the COS CEO sessions hosted by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. It could be renamed “COS Leadership 2.0” — or even 3.0. Like few others, these meetings create a space for unique networking and learning opportunities. The nuggets of...
I am intrigued with how Baby Boomers approach life transitions as they close in on the end of formal working years and careers. My favorite research method is to talk to them and hear their stories. In a previous column, I shared helpful tips for thinking through these seasons...
By Julie Bedsole Bryan Construction and Navakai IT Consultants were in it to win in June. The health challenge was based on which company’s employees could consume the most fruits and vegetables within a one-month period. Apples, strawberries, broccoli, carrots and cauliflower were flying into diets in unprecedented amounts. However, the...
By Lance Bolton Sarah Kent came to Pikes Peak Community College homeless and desperate. A high school dropout, Sarah had just walked away from a bad relationship with nothing but a toddler, a suitcase and a resumé full of minimum wage jobs. But Sarah also arrived at Pikes Peak with a fierce...
Rarely does a day go by without hundreds of Pikes Peak region employees receiving emails from recruiters who are out of state or out of the country. One director of corporate communications received an offer from a California firm inviting her to apply for Colorado Springs receptionist jobs listed...