On Nov. 6 Colorado voters will have the dubious privilege of voting on 13 statewide initiatives, not to mention a host of local measures. We can rage and tut-tut all we want about such cumbersome, special-interest-driven governance — but let’s not go there. Instead, let’s focus on a pair...
On Nov. 6 Colorado voters will have the dubious privilege of voting on two dueling transit initiatives. Both purport to solve our state’s decades-long transportation underfunding crisis. One is a serious and credible effort to do just that, while the other is a cynical, politically motivated attempt to force...
When it comes to small business and health insurance costs, there’s not much good news. A family of four is paying about $18,000 out of pocket for health insurance premiums in 2018, and that’s expected to rise another 6 percent next year. The annual cost increases are unsustainably high, a...
It’s no secret that Colorado Springs is growing tremendously fast. There hasn’t been a crane in the sky for years, and now we have three in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. New projects and opportunities for growth are popping up all around our city. And because more money...
It started with eBay and Craigslist. Then came Uber. Airbnb disrupted the hotel industry and new startup TaskRabbit promises to do the same thing for temporary staffing firms. Increasingly, people are turning to what’s now being called the shared economy for goods and services, cutting out corporations and creating a...
July 31, 8:30 a.m. I’m at the tail end of my usual morning bike ride, heading down 26th Street after having ridden to the end of the pavement on Gold Camp Road. It’s a beautiful day, the road ahead is clear and I’m reveling in the fast, sunny descent. That’s...
Being healthy isn’t a fad or a trend — it’s a lifestyle. And in Colorado Springs, companies are working to make sure they have a healthy workforce, understanding that it’s the best way to increase productivity and reduce costs. We at the Business Journal celebrate health and wellness with our business...
This week, the Business Journal takes a look at automation within select industries, but some suggest it’s only a matter of time before artificial intelligence and robotics touch nearly every aspect of our lives. And while automation is bound to change the workforce, we don’t know how many existing jobs...
Last week, there was troubling news: People are having to use social media fundraising sites  to pay their medical bills, to the tune of $650 million annually. Health care costs under the United States’ profit-based system are three times those in other developed nations. That’s because health care here is...
The protections you get from choosing a business structure like an LLC or a corporation typically only protect your personal property from lawsuits, and even that protection is limited. Business insurance can fill in the gaps to make sure both your personal assets and your business assets are fully protected...
Colorado Springs Business Journal readers believe the Pikes Peak region is on a roll. They like the idea of the new stadium in southwest downtown; they are excited about the Colorado College hockey arena plan and can’t wait for the U.S. Olympic Museum to open. All three projects — and...
Reports of newspapers’ demise have been greatly exaggerated. While it seems we can’t go 48 hours without someone — ironically, it’s usually a member of the media — decrying the impending demise of print news, nothing could be further from the truth. Newspapers remain a vital, vibrant part of their communities...