Problem: I would like to hire interns, but I am not sure how to compensate them. I know some organizations offer unpaid internships while others pay interns more like they would their employees. How do I know if I should pay my interns and, if I do, what should I pay them? Internship compensation is […]
Every time someone used a credit card to pay for a drink at Westside coffee shop Agia Sophia, credit card companies charged the business up to 50 cents, plus a percentage of the sale, just to make the transaction. “When someone is charging a $3 cup of coffee, that’s a lot,” said owner Kristin Kennedy. […]
If Colorado Springs tourism were a bear, it would be headed into hibernation now. When visitors think of Colorado in the winter, they think of skiing — and that leaves the non-ski towns like the Springs with little to no honey. Some attractions, hotels and bed-and-breakfast inns have worked up special deals to entice winter […]
Arts advocates locally and nationally frequently point to the economic, social and community benefits that come to cities where the arts thrive. Economic analyses, such as that recently commissioned by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), have quantified the impact of the arts. “We recognize that a lively arts community contributes significantly […]
Increased Internet shopping convenience means bringing the sales clerk to you — using technology, of course. “Click to chat,” uses instant messaging to enable the online customer to ask a sales clerk questions. Another service, “click to call back,” lets customers click an icon that prompts them for their telephone number so a company representative can call them.
The Bank of Broadmoor and SunShare are offering new loans for qualified homeowners to finance solar panels. SunShare is a local Colorado Springs solar company that allows customers to lease solar energy panels to eliminate annual electric bills. The first solar garden by SunShare will be completed by the end of the year. It’s a […]
Colorado’s space industry ranks among the most diverse in the nation — and that diversity could lead to an even stronger global position as the aerospace industry enters what many are calling the “new Space Age.” While the state ranks No. 2 nationally in number of aerospace jobs behind California, the industry sector in Colorado […]
Accountants at Biggs Kofford did a double take last week when they saw that tax planning information on the Colorado Department of Revenue Web site had changed. Relying on information they had initially received from the DOR, accountants from the firm released information notifying taxpayers that excess revenue collected under the state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights would not only mean they were entitled a refund from the state but also an opportunity for tax breaks in the form of the expanded Colorado source capital gain subtraction, charitable contributions subtraction, interest and dividend subtraction and the child care or child tax credit.
City Council will vote Aug. 23 about whether to place a Memorial Health System ownership question on the November ballot, and the biggest factor in the vote is how much Memorial will pay to exit the Public Employees Retirement Association. PERA has calculated it will cost $246 million, a figure that derailed progress toward the […]
Our lives move so fast anymore, even something as traumatic as natural disasters in our midst can fade quickly into the background, unless it’s right in front of us. Unless you drive regularly into Mountain Shadows or out to Black Forest, you probably have forgotten already about how much the historic wildfires of 2012 and […]
Although the retail climate has changed dramatically during the last year, the top retail power players have not. STORES magazine’s Top 100 Retailers List, which is sponsored by SAP and featured in this month’s issue, is an annual snapshot of the retail industry. Companies are ranked by revenue and grouped regardless of the segment or segments in which they operate.