As mentioned in last month’s article, economic downturns are notoriously hard to predict. However, certain patterns have indeed emerged from past recessions that can help us see where we are in a business cycle. Perhaps the most relevant indicator that has typically preceded a downturn is a persistently low unemployment rate. If we assume the […]
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It’s time for all of us business owners/managers to realize exactly how large and important the Millennial market is. Though it’s discussed constantly, I think we often forget that the Millennial market coming of age is crucial to almost every business regardless of their model. Here is some food for thought: According to Goldman Sachs, […]
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Despite a national trend in the reduction of business starts, local leaders insist this is a good time for startup companies in Colorado Springs. A handful of industry leaders say the local landscape is primed for startup success, thanks to a variety of factors. “We have a perfect storm of opportunity for startups in Colorado […]
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The Weather Rock didn’t miss a beat in more than a year of Colorado extremes — 100-plus summers, sub-freezing winters, rain, snow. “It worked great for a year, then it got hit by a car,” said Brandon Tripp, COO of XplotraX, which has the Weather Rock prototype and patent. “It was over by the airport […]
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Olympic fever has gripped much of Colorado Springs — and the country — but most businesses can’t take direct advantage of that. If they try, it could easily result in a lawsuit. The United States Olympic Committee and Team USA stringently protect their sponsors and have a history of filing lawsuits to do so. The […]
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Thanks to enterprising individuals such as George Hess, high school for some 300 Colorado Springs students is a lot more fun. That’s because the Vantage Homes CEO and newly elected chairman of the Home Builders Institute helped create the Careers in Construction program in 2015. Now students learn how to build a home while incorporating […]
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A bipartisan Senate bill will tap the expertise of the Institute of Cannabis Research at CSU Pueblo to develop marijuana tracking technology for the state. SB18-029 “Development of Marijuana Tracking Technology,” sponsored by Sen. Kent Lambert and Sen. Leroy Garcia with Rep. Dan Pabon and Rep. Yeulin Willett, was introduced Jan. 10. “The intent of this […]
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Not following the rules often has consequences. Sometimes, in the case of construction, those consequences can be devastating. In addition to severe injury or death, failure to properly follow rules laid out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can lead to hefty fines that can put a company out of business. That’s where Occupational […]
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Heading up two programs at Leadership Pikes Peak is 29-year-old project manager, Sloan Gonzales. Gonzales is in charge of the Women’s Community Leadership Initiative — a program for women who recently experienced a crisis and/or are going through a transition, and Leadership NOW!, which helps young professionals develop leadership skills and become engaged with the […]
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A bipartisan marijuana tracking bill that was postponed indefinitely in a Feb. 7 Senate committee meeting is delayed, not dead. There’ll be a refined version of SB18-029 “Development of Marijuana Tracking Technology,” this legislative session, co-sponsor Sen. Kent Lambert said, that will better explain how marijuana tracking will protect Colorado’s legal businesses, tax revenue, marijuana […]
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Let’s work together on this. That should be a mantra for the Colorado Springs business and nonprofit communities. When I arrived here nearly a decade ago, partnerships were rare and organizational silos were the norm. But I’ve seen a renewed drive for teamwork to break down those barriers, and the results have been astounding. Living […]
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For the last 10 years, Curt Wyeno, the Cheyenne Mountain Branch president of Legacy Bank, has helped solidify its community bank reputation by offering personal services to its customers. A Colorado native (from the Arkansas Valley in the southeastern part of the state), Wyeno was raised on a farm and attended the University of Northern […]
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