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“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” is a quote often attributed to Peter Drucker.  It means that your best strategies will be destroyed by a bad culture. Good or bad, your company has a culture. Did you arrive at your culture intentionally, or did it just happen? For the team at...
Small business owners are always mindful of their bottom line. From overhead costs and insurance expenses, to payroll and real estate, small businesses’ expenses are a major factor in cash flow and profits. The key to survival for any small business is to stay profitable, and one of the best ways to help ensure success […]
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Most people are likely familiar with the frequently touted positive effects of travel on our work performance and personal well-being. It’s travel’s economic power, though, that arguably deserves more attention — especially in Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA and the Pikes Peak region. This week, travel industry workers across the country are celebrating the 35th […]
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I recently read a survey about American workers’ attitudes toward retirement. Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies has conducted surveys about this topic since 1998. The December 2017 survey, titled “Wishful Thinking or Within Reach? Three Generations Prepare for Retirement,” was authored by Catherine Collinson, president of TCRS and a recognized voice on retirement trends. The […]
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While speaking with a local businessman last week, I heard something that is a common refrain from my clients. He said, “Getting new business for your company used to be as simple as picking a location with good foot traffic and buying an ad in the local yellow pages… .” Needless to say, it isn’t […]
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It was more than the mountains that brought my business and my family to Colorado Springs. I’m a Cleveland native. I attended college and grad school in Ohio. I launched my first company, Empirical Testing Corp., with a single test frame in my friend’s machine shop located in the heart of Cleveland 20 years ago. […]
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This final article in the series on the legalization of recreational marijuana will discuss a few of the safety-related impacts. The last article focused on traffic-related safety effects, showing the increase in vehicular deaths in Colorado where the driver tested positive for marijuana. It also showed the annual costs associated with the traffic-related impacts exceed […]
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Here’s some big news at Pikes Peak Community College: The college newspaper has returned. The digital publication, ironically called The Paper, refreshes every Wednesday at ppccpaper.org with a lively mix of news, reviews and feature articles. Stories have ranged from the perils of student sleep deprivation to an instructor’s enormous shoe collection. The Paper’s predecessor, […]
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In addition to the economic and health impacts of marijuana legalization, another important dimension to consider are the safety impacts.
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The Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance and its local chapter, CAMA South, is a membership-driven manufacturing group focused on supporting and growing manufacturing in southern Colorado. Within CAMA South’s organization is a workforce committee chartered to work with educators, manufacturers and community partners that include individuals and organizations with influence, to prepare the current and next […]
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I’ve heard it said that everybody ends up somewhere in life — some on purpose. Here’s a story of someone who is ending up somewhere on purpose. “I wanted to retire from my career, not from life!” said Tom Smith, following a career at the leadership level in health care. When he left his “career […]
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This year has been a rocky one for the more than 169,000 Coloradans who receive health coverage through Connect for Health Colorado, including the roughly 37,000 local small business owners and solo entrepreneurs who depend on the marketplace for quality, affordable health insurance. Between dogged Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act without an […]
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