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In June, the CSBJ published Part I of an article about the characteristics of our local, chronically homeless population with research conducted by Homeward Pikes Peak and the UCCS Economic Forum. The article shared some underlying and rather stark themes related to the childhoods of our region’s chronically homeless population. The data showed a high […]
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The Rocky Mountain ADA Center is one of 10 federally-funded technical assistance centers in the United States tasked with providing information, training and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Located in Colorado Springs, we provide services in a six-state region: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. The services we provide help […]
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We’re getting older. Not headline news, I know. In Colorado, 155 residents turn 65 every day of the year. A 2015 report from Innovations in Aging Collaborative authored by Tucker Hart Adams titled “Aging in the Pikes Peak Region” projects the 65-and-older population will increase a whopping 160 percent from 68,000 in 2010 to 176,500 […]
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How does your business acquire new leads on business-to-business sales? Most B2B businesses choose methods like direct mail or cold emailing/calling to get in front of purchasing agents, COOs or business owners. The unfortunate reality is that these methods are generally ineffective and costly. Promotional mail almost always ends up in the trash at the […]
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How does your business acquire new leads for business-to-business sales? At EasySocial our initial development and growth was entirely through referrals from clients. Referrals are ideal because they show that your business is good at serving your clients and trust you enough to recommend you. Referral-based business is still the biggest driver of new business. […]
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When we look at serious community problems, we tend to look to the mayor, the city council, the county commission or private industry for solutions, and in doing that, we miss a huge player. Community colleges are becoming known, more and more, for analyzing problems, rolling up our sleeves and working toward solutions that are […]
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I received a phone call while on a blissful spring vacation with my family. The health of my dad, who retired back to his home country, Bolivia, 15 years ago, was quickly deteriorating. A distant relative from my mom’s side agreed to check on him and take care of him for five days before I […]
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Chicken Little would have been a terrible economist. She was hit on the head by a falling acorn and immediately declared “the sky is falling.” Perhaps a bit more analysis should have been conducted since the sky, in fact, was not falling. Just like Chicken Little, the bond market was recently hit on the head […]
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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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