The more the merrier shouldn’t translate to employee alcohol consumption at this year’s holiday party. Limiting the number of cocktails consumed is the key to hosting a safe office party, said Elizabeth Milito, senior executive counsel at the National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Legal Center. “If I could give one piece of advice […]
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American flag stickers placed in storefronts aren’t the only tell for veterans cruising for a discount. Deal Patrol, a recently-launched mobile application created by two former service members, maps out local military deals, said co-founder Darren Smith. “What makes this app so special is how comprehensive our data is,” the Army veteran said. “We’re really […]
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A decade from now, many patients will be making appointments to see a nurse practitioner rather than a doctor. That’s especially likely in rural southern Colorado, where the shortage of primary care physicians and other health practitioners is acute. According to the 2017 Access to Care index compiled by the Colorado Health Institute, the counties […]
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In the 17th century, farmers in the American Colonies were required by law to grow hemp, a valuable raw material used to make rope, cloth and parchment. Hempseed oil fueled lamps in colonists’ homes. According to historians, Thomas Jefferson wrote a draft of the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper. Now, 400 years later, Colorado […]
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Problem: Academic research and the popular press emphasize the importance of social responsibility in running a business, especially given the consumer and employment preferences of Millennials. How important are these factors to local stakeholders? Creating social value and protecting our natural resources have been touted as important components of a firm’s strategy. One reason is […]
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Tech companies say the Trump administration’s import tariffs have hit them with price increases too steep to absorb — and it’s going to get worse in January. The tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods started at 10 percent Sept. 22. Cisco Systems added a 10 percent pass-through to 2,850 of its Chinese-manufactured items […]
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Colorado Springs was recently ranked as one of the top spots Millennials choose to live, according to the Brookings Institution. And now some businesses are capitalizing on that status as several lodging options are open or in the works geared toward the younger traveler. “[A hostel] lets travelers, especially younger ones, know there is a […]
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This is the first year in which businesses will report under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017. Many of the new deductions and changes will benefit large and small businesses. “A lot of the provisions are very pro-taxpayer,” said Greg Gandy, senior tax director at Colorado Springs CPA firm BiggsKofford. “Overall, […]
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Tiffany Jorgenson has wanted to work with pregnant women since she was a teenager. “I’ve always just loved moms and babies,” she said. Her first instinct was to become an obstetrician-gynecologist, but that idea didn’t last long, she said. “I realized when I was volunteering at a hospital in high school that OBs don’t get […]
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Jason Nauert is technically a native of Illinois, though the nascent restaurateur grew up in Woodland Park after moving to Colorado with his family when he was 3 years old. “My family, we were like frontiers people,” he said. “I moved out here with my grandma, my grandpa, my cousins, uncles and aunts. I think […]
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Rachel Philhower’s job is to help make sure oil, after it’s drilled, reaches its destination. “Once [oil] leaves out of the wellhead — until it gets to where it is going — that’s the realm I live in,” she said. The Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., native joined the engineering consulting firm PSI headquartered in downtown […]
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In the current climate of low unemployment and a changing workforce, employers are offering new types of perks and benefits, human resources experts say. Younger workers have different desires and expectations than those who are further along in their careers, but even later-stage employees want different things than they did 10 years ago. “We’re starting […]
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