What makes a great city? Is it up-to-date infrastructure, filled potholes, robust economy, safe streets, plenty of well-paid cops and firefighters and a vibrant cultural scene? Such outcomes may characterize a functional city, but not a great one. Great cities have character, identity, history, pride, resilience and aspiration. Their citizens...
The Colorado Springs City Council seems to be deciding against small- and micro-business opportunities by supporting regulations for short-term rental rooms, apartments and homes inside city limits. Next week, council will vote on an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals in the city — and limit the earning potential for property...
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. If you are wondering how to take on the challenges of a shifting global economy, investing in creative industries entrepreneurs tackles economic, civic and social challenges and is found in every community in every corner of the globe. From Boston to Bangladesh,...
Is it all puppies and rainbows for the Colorado Springs economy? It sure seems to be. South Nevada is no longer blighted, downtown is booming, the unemployment rate has never been lower, the local real estate market is absurdly healthy, wages are up and most businesses are solvent and profitable. Even...
Problem: I know it’s important to make sure employees get the big picture about company performance and strategic goals but I’m not sure whether and to what extent financial information should be shared. Do employees want this information and what information should be shared to maximize the benefits of...
Writing blog posts and coming up with fun images/videos to share can seem like a waste of time and resources to business owners. I am here to tell you that it is not. Just like social media for your business can be a waste of time if you approach it...
Thanks to the financial morass created by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, which limits tax revenue the state can save for future projects; Amendment 23, which sets school funding requirements; and Gallagher, which limits property tax revenue, the state’s fiscal house is in continual disarray, no matter how strong...
It now seems all but certain (to use a favorite cliché of political journalists) that two-term Colorado governor John Hickenlooper will run for president. It’ll be a crowded field, overflowing with prominent Democrats who each believe that they’re the chosen one. Can Hick prevail against a group that will likely include...
Nearly 100 years after gaining the right to vote and around 73 years after entering the workforce en masse during World War II, women are still fighting for equal pay for equal work. According to recent studies by the American Association of University Women, the wage gap in Colorado is...
September is marked by “back-to-school” excitement — a time of fresh starts and renewal, as college freshmen make their way to campus and returning students settle back into familiar routines. Attending college is a pivotal, life-changing time for students and their parents. For students, it’s marked by growth, change and...
Many areas in Colorado can claim a love for the land, but Colorado Springs’ identity is especially intertwined with the natural landscape surrounding the city. Our defining skyline is Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Our founding by Gen. William Palmer was rooted in highlighting and enhancing the...
As a business owner, what would you do to keep your company technologically current? As a customer, what would you do to make sure you’re making the most secure purchases possible? Meow-meow, a biohacker from Australia, decided there are no limits to convenience and safety. The strangest thing about him is...