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Colorado Springs is home to my small business where I currently employ six people. I have owned this retail shop in the Chapel Hills Mall for about 10 years. A small business owner faces many struggles, but I would say maintaining a talented and vibrant staff has been my biggest challenge. The Family and Medical […]
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The State Legislature is considering a proposal to create a mandatory new state program that will cost every working person and business in the state and significantly damage Colorado’s economy. Senate Bill 19-188, the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act, would create the most expansive and costly paid leave program in the nation, taking a […]
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Last Jan. 22, Colorado Springs City Council debated and almost enacted an ordinance to prohibit the parking of recreational vehicles on all city streets for longer than it takes to load and unload. One area of concern was the vacant downtown block at Sierra Madre Street and Moreno Avenue near the under-construction Olympic Museum. There […]
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Spring is here — and for many of us, that means it’s time for some spring cleaning. This year, in addition to tidying up your home, why not try brightening your financial environment? Some of the same moves you make to clean your surroundings may apply to your finances. Consider these suggestions:        […]
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We are in the business of building successful futures. If you have any connection to the UCCS College of Business, you may recognize this statement as the vision of the college, but did you know that the college is dedicated to building successful futures for all stakeholders — not just students? The UCCS College of […]
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Social media management is a fairly niche area. When our clients are considering hiring us for this service, we are often weighed against two other options: using an intern or an internal, inexperienced team member; or using someone who does social media management as a service on the side while working a day job in […]
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A new year for many means new starts, course corrections, resolutions and perhaps even a career pivot. Late last year I shared the story of Camille Blakely’s career pivot, which is defined as the act of finding a different career, a new trajectory, using current skills. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans today average […]
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Starting in February, Southeast Colorado Springs will have a new voice. It’s called the Southeast Express, and Regan Foster will serve as its founding editor and general manager. In September, Foster left a long-term job as an editor at The Pueblo Chieftain for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to launch a nonprofit, community-focused newspaper. Veteran local newsman […]
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Problem: At my company, co-workers generally want to help each other to be as effective as possible. The problem is that most of our jobs are designed to make sure employees are well-supervised and monitored rather than trusting them to find the best way. How can we give workers more autonomy? For several decades, much […]
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It’s common to hear “marketing” and “sales” used interchangeably. In reality, they each have distinct characteristics. Business owners need to know the difference and have a strategy. To put it simply, marketing encompasses everything you do to reach and engage prospects. Marketing is typically a media-driven function, and eight components are often considered when creating […]
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In the era of party polarization and partisan bickering, at least we can agree on one thing: The cost of college is pricing a lot of students out of a post-secondary education. Over the last decade, families have seen the cost of attaining higher education skyrocket. While the costs for education providers have climbed, the […]
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Since 1954, Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado’s purpose has been to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise and understand business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA is founded on three core pillars: entrepreneurship, […]
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