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Some say wage transparency is essential for workplaces to narrow the gender pay gap, but local experts say employers should go beyond merely disclosing all workers’ salaries — a practice many Pikes Peak-area companies do not currently favor. A recent study conducted by national staffing agency The Creative Group indicated 77 percent of companies in […]
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(Editor’s Note: Bring your difficult business questions to experts from the UCCS College of Business and receive advice from professors who have been involved with business research for decades. Have a problem? Send questions to OPED@uccs.edu.) Problem: As a manager with multiple direct reports, I find that I often avoid difficult conversations with my employees. […]
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For entrepreneurs looking to start a new business, find financing and navigate a confusing welter of regulations, just figuring out where to begin can dampen their enthusiasm or bring projects to a halt. But budding entrepreneurs in Colorado Springs now have an advantage that their counterparts in other cities don’t — a step-by-step road map […]
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Another order needs to be shipped stat, a client drops by, Internet service just went down, and an IRS notice arrives — your employee tax withholdings were miscalculated. Now you owe a hefty fine. Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common. Back in the day, someone would become inspired, start a company doing what he […]
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The Warehouse is open again. This is not breaking news, except to Google Maps, which took more than 18 months to recognize that chef and owner James Africano had reopened the restaurant in 2015 after it had closed for just a few months. Africano said the restaurant worked to manage its social media presence on […]
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Without a $3 million sales tax incentive given by the city of Colorado Springs, the Mining Exchange Hotel might still be a vacant, derelict building, said owner Perry Sanders. The economic development agreement with the city of Colorado Springs allowed Sanders and his partner to obtain bank financing for extensive renovations to the Mining Exchange […]
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The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center, the Downtown Partnership, the Southern Colorado SBDC and small businesses throughout the region have worked to bring specials and events on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30. Merchants and businesses from Cañon City to Monument will offer discounts and specials on the fourth annual Small Business Saturday. The event […]
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Joe had learning disabilities that made high school difficult for him. “I was good in math but failed everything else, so I just gave up and dropped out,” Joe (last name withheld) wrote in “Stone Soup,”  a publication of Pikes Peak Library District’s Adult Education Division. Adopted by his grandparents after his mother died, and […]
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Every year, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & EDC sponsors a trip to a city that is similar to Colorado Springs to study its economic development, its industries and tourism. The goal: Learn best practices of successful cities to see if they might work in Colorado Springs. Audacity and ambition: Two words that Charleston, […]
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Any company whose employees come in contact with any hazardous material is subject to a new ruling by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that goes into effect Dec. 1. The ruling requires companies to conduct safety training for employees who have contact with hazardous materials or chemicals. That would include hair salons, dental […]
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After more than a week without the ability to process credit and debit card payments, Clara Paulson was forced to make a decision. Paulson, who owns and operates Organica Herb & Tea Company in Old Colorado City, had used the same card processing company for years before her service was canceled with no warning and […]
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By Darcie Nolan Business resources and community support are a big draw for startups in the region, while startup funding and government regulations are a challenge for some small businesses. Attracting new hires continues to be a challenge, hindering small business growth. Those were some local takeaways derived from the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index […]
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