Letters of support for a nonstop flight from Colorado Springs to Washington, D.C., are pouring into the Colorado Springs Airport. The letters will be forwarded to the U.S. Department of Transportation, who has the final say on incoming and outgoing flights into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, one of the few airports in the country […]
The s**t has hit the fan – Warren Zevon “Lawyers, Guns and Money,” 1978. You’d never expect the Colorado Springs City Council to so perfectly conform its meeting agenda to Warren Zevon’s great song, but just take a look at the agenda for Monday’s Council work session. Item 8E (lawyers). A resolution of the City […]
The “Expedia.com” of title insurance has arrived, propelling one of the country’s oldest industries into the Internet generation. But the industry doesn’t appear ready to sign on and support the venture. Gary Wolff’s site, www.MyTitleIns.com, is designed to enable users to determine exactly how much the buyer, seller or refinancing owner will be charged for title insurance — and what individual title companies charge for their services.
There are always numbers to crunch, clients to visit and mission statements to revise. While the cycle of business is forever in motion, businesspeople everywhere must find the time and energy to go shopping. Like it or not, it must be done. Seasons change and fashions go in and out of style, but looking good […]
Editor’s Note: First in a two-part series. Individuals or groups who have an idea they’d like to turn into a business have a lot of decisions to make. One of the most important decisions a new company must make is what form the business will take. For tax and legal reasons, companies have to choose […]
Local economist Tucker Hart Adams recently wrote, “If you live long enough, you will get old.”
Colorado’s Supreme Court is hearing arguments about the state’s campaign finance law, according to the Denver Post. The challenge is over a state law that allows candidates who have a primary election to raise more donations than those who do not. Read more at the Denver Post
The Obama administration wil unveil plans to require minium wage an dovertime for the nation’s 2 million home health care workers, reports the New York Times. The workers have been exempted from such coverage, because they were placed in the same category as babysitters nearly 40 years ago. The Obama administration will announce the change […]
The air in the Manitou Art Center was thick with frustration Monday evening as government officials walked small-business owners through the process of acquiring recovery funds in the aftermath of the city’s floods last summer. “We are going to ensure that every county gets some funding,” Kelly Manning, state director of the Small Business Development […]
Charlie Whelan is the CEO and executive director of the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. Federally funded with a budget close to $8 million annually, the center offers multiple layers of help to people seeking employment in this region. Whelan, who describes himself as a “young-at-heart [Baby] Boomer who embraces the new world every day and […]
Workplace assaults total 2 million each year. Employee theft costs $40 billion annually and causes 30 percent of business failures. Lawsuits for negligent hiring are on the rise and can cost a company millions. But for about $40, businesses can make workplaces safer, prevent employee theft and mitigate the chance of a lawsuit. Forty dollars is the cost of a basic background check on a potential employee. Increasingly, it’s an expense that human resource departments are willing to pay.