Problem: Retaining valuable employees has been a struggle over the last few years for my firm. I need smart, loyal, engaged employees with robust problem-solving skills to fill out my work teams. Where can I find good team members who are seeking to become part of a productive team? Maintaining work teams has become a […]
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Veteran entrepreneurs run businesses that last, and employ 5.8 million people nationwide — but they’re on the decline. Delivering the keynote address at the 11th Annual Veterans Small Business Conference last week, Jessica Fialkovich, president of Transworld Business Advisors, talked about “alarming trends” in veteran entrepreneurship and how to turn them around. Fialkovich said veterans […]
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Startup business owners may find it vital to protect their company’s intellectual property, although some experts warn that it is costly and may take time away from actually developing the initial idea into a successful business. So how protective do entrepreneurs need to be while developing their business, especially in a co-working space? Not very, […]
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For years, beach towns across the United States have capitalized on the gay tourism industry. But what is the most LGBTQ-friendly mountain city to visit? Could it be Colorado Springs — once perceived as one of the least gay-friendly cities in the nation? “The Springs has definitely become more inclusive over the years,” said Nic […]
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When customers enter The Men’s Xchange, they are greeted by the relaxing smell of essential oils and soothing music, such as Ray LaMontagne’s hit “Trouble.” What appears upon first inspection to be an urban men’s boutique is, in fact, a thrift clothing store focusing exclusively on men’s business and professional attire, founder James Proby said. […]
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Local health care and employee benefit experts will discuss growing health insurance costs for employers and offer solutions at an upcoming panel. “[The panel] is intended to give a sense of the landscape on employer-provided benefits in the area, particularly for small businesses,” said Andrea Baldrica, panelist and senior vice president of employee benefits at […]
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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 […]
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Dawn Lissy has always shot for the moon. Growing up, the CEO and founder of the Empirical family of companies wanted to be an astronaut. “That dream came to a quick finality when I didn’t get into aerospace engineering,” she said. “I went into engineering mechanics instead.” Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Lissy earned […]
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Historic preservation in Colorado has never been easy or permanent. One generation’s precious historic structure can quickly become another era’s white elephant, a dreary old pile of bricks that needs to be torn down or gutted. Along the Front Range, skyrocketing real estate prices fueled by an influx of new core city residents has challenged […]
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One by one, the members of Business Network International Strategic Alliances Chapter rise and present brief pitches to their colleagues. Some members talk about special deals they’re offering. Others give shout-outs to fellow members who’ve helped them. One member shares a tip on using promotional videos. All are warned with a soft chime after 30 […]
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From the moment on July 31, 1871, when General William Palmer’s men drove the first stake of Colorado Springs at what is now the southeast corner of Pikes Peak and Cascade avenues, the city had a water problem. The general’s ingenious real estate promotion sat on several thousand acres of empty prairie on the east […]
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There is no individual, business or health care provider that is going to deliver a cure-all for the opioid epidemic. “The abuse of opioids is now a leading cause of death in the United States and recently was identified as a cause for the decrease in life expectancy in the country,” said José Esquibel, director […]
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