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In light of the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs on Nov. 19, the Business Journal has compiled a short list of ways you can help the victims of this tragedy, as well as the LGBTQ+ community as a whole.

If you ask young (would-be, should-be) voters what they care about, they can easily answer. They care about all the things that make their way to the ballot, and all the issues that need serious attention and problem-solving. But if you ask if they vote, the answer is largely no.

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If you own a retail establishment and have been hit by shoplifters (maybe several times) in the past year or so, you’re not alone. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported late last month that “[o]ver half (56%) of small businesses in the retail sector say they have been victims of shoplifting …

The arts have long been an undisputed catalyst for economic growth and innovation. It’s also well-known that a vibrant arts and cultural sector creates jobs, attracts investment, generates tax revenue, and stimulates local economies through cultural tourism and consumer purchases. According to the most recent Arts & Economic Prosperity study, conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nonprofit arts and cultural sector in the Pikes Peak region generates $153.3 million in annual economic impact, and supports 5,070 full-time equivalent jobs.

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The lie at the heart of Monopoly is that each player starts with the same money, at the same place on the board. It’s the lie at the heart of business and entrepreneurship, too. No one’s really starting on Go. Some set off with a fistful of extra cash their great-grandpa won in a 1951 game; …

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What in the H-E-double hockey sticks is going on with the economy?! The question is, without a doubt, rhetorical. The only honest answer: Nobody knows. Nationwide, the country has recovered all jobs lost during the pandemic, Colorado’s housing market recently hit beast mode, people everywher…

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Has it come for you yet? You can hear it lurking, softly breathing around the corner. Your friends warned you; your colleagues shared their campfire stories. You heard it’s been taking down businesses. One. By. One. And it might already exist inside your walls, waiting...

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It’s just over seven years since Donald Trump rode down an escalator to start failing his way up to the White House, and in every one of those 377 weeks he’s been worse than he was the week before — indulging in more lies, more avarice and more corruption.

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“There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Truer words have never been spoken. But what about a free business? 

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Farming has always been a game — a mission, really — for the brave and the incurably optimistic. And farmers have always been squeezed by razor-thin margins and the capriciousness of Mother Nature. But in 2022, the odds have never been worse, and the stakes have never been higher. 

Colorado Springs fancies itself as a bit of a tech-centric community, from its Silicon Mountain boom late last century to its U.S. Space Force presence today. We’re home to the Space Foundation, the National Cybersecurity Center, Space ISAC, multiple defense contractors — and we’re on the ve…

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You’ve heard the phrase “you get what you pay for,” and not so many years ago that described the housing market in Colorado Springs. Just 20, 25 years ago, the cost of living in this beautiful place was more than manageable... it was reasonable. People in most income brackets could find a pl…

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Businesses who get anything delivered to them will now pay a small “fee” to the state for the privilege of remaining in business. It’s added on everything from Amazon deliveries and GrubHub to restaurant supplies, business products, and anything else that is subject to sales tax and delivere…

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Do you remember the olden days... Specifically, 1991? The U.S. was, of course, fighting a war, Russia was in the news but then because the Soviet Union had just dissolved and, believe it or not, one could find a gallon of unleaded for well under $2.

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The country changed dramatically the day the last Business Journal arrived at your doorstep. The full ramifications of the United States Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade will take generations to unfold, but no matter the side of the aisle on which you stand, one thing is crystal cl…

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Colorado Springs’ post-peak-pandemic resurgence is no illusion. After two tough years of asking, “Will we ever be the same again?” the answer is emerging: “No. We’ll be better.”

As a huge fan of live music, I was thrilled when I first heard about the Sunset, a planned 8,000-seat amphitheater going up on the Northside of Colorado Springs. Local businessman J.W. Roth, who’s also responsible for the 1,000-seat indoor Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers music venue, is t…