Website seeks to increase health care dialogue

A new website leverages social media to encourage a conversation about health care quality, cost and delivery. The site, www.civhc.org, was launched by Colorado's Center for...

Google launches trial of tap-to-pay phone system

Google Inc. launched its bid to dominate a world where the smartphone has replaced the wallet as the container for credit cards, coupons and...

How to … Plan an IPO

Considering taking your company public? Think carefully whether this is really something you want to do. While an initial public offering raises money for a company, it also brings in a slew of new players – investors and analysts with whom you, as the head of the company, will have to deal. Planning an IPO takes considerable time, trouble and expense, so it’s important to gauge early on in the process whether your company will be attractive to investors and therefore generate the necessary interest to raise capital. Does it fall into a category that is currently hot with investors? Do you have a track record of profitability in your corner?

Colorado Springs Business Journal holiday hours

To our readers: If you happened to check out the other story in our daily email blast today, you saw that more than a third...

Denver company creates windows that can think

Denver-based technology company RavenBrick has developed a "smart" window that can transform itself to maximize energy efficiency. The Raven Window Filter responds to sunlight and...

Hickenlooper, Maes agree to 9 more debates

Colorado gubernatorial candidates John Hickenlooper and Dan Maes say they'll stick to the issues as they prepare for nine more debates before Election Day. Hickenlooper...

Ritter signs bill allowing college tuition hikes

Calling it a stopgap measure to save higher education, Gov. Bill Ritter signed a bill Wednesday giving Colorado colleges more flexibility to set tuition...

Denver airport’s latest sculpture: God of the dead

Sculptures outside Denver International Airport already include a 30-foot-tall, rearing blue mustang with glowing red eyes, nicknamed "Bluecifer" by snickering locals. Now the airport has...

Don’t over think customer service

Anyone who is even remotely tuned in to the small business world quickly realizes that customer service plays a dominant role in making a business successful. Yet, when I hear ideas about how complicated people want to make their customer service process, I am dumbfounded. It is as if people want customer service to be rocket science with complex formulas and instruction manuals. Customer service is not, and it never should be, that complicated.

Colo. lawmakers hold forum on business regulations

Republican state lawmakers are meeting with Colorado business leaders to discuss job growth and government regulation. Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp, a Republican from Littleton,...

AG warns of fraudulent debt collectors

The Colorado attorney general's office has seen a spike in consumers reporting fraudulent and threatening debt collection calls during the past few weeks. Consumers are...

SBA program finances a record $1.59 billion

One of the Small Business Administration's programs set a 50-year record in fiscal 2010, financing more loans than ever before. The SBA's Small Business Investment...