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  • The beauty of a routine

    Routinized work has gotten a bad reputation. I readily admit I couldn’t spend all day on an assembly line and be happy. Even ...

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  • Sales reality check: Excuses, excuses

    The telephone sits on your desk, quietly waiting to take your message to some lucky person buried deep in the spreadsheet of names you have ...

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  • Real estate: Labor pains

    Cranes dotting the skyline are a sure sign that Colorado’s construction industry and overarching economy is improving from the devastation of the 2007-2009 ...

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  • The futurist: 44 mind-blowing “situational futuring” scenarios

    Last week, I got into a discussion with a friend about the concept of self-contained water. If you think in terms of picking up a ...

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  • When passion drives profits

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Hey! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many months of hard work due to no data backup. Do you have any methods to stop hackers? By atopic eczema on 2014 07 22

Where are all the Colorado PBCs?

PBC's in other states include co’s like Patagonia + Method. Are they charities? NO. Are they companies that are good for American communities + the environment? YES. To suggest that for-profit businesses that care about how they treat key stakeholders might be required to file as a charity is chilling to businesses trying to do the right thing. In addition to fees + filings, it also would require a for-profit private company to disclose proprietary financials. In 25 other states, PBC legislation has been enacted without major implementation issues because these states understand that PBC status is a free market solution to entrepreneurs + businesses who want to use their business as a force for good in the world. Where are all the CO PBCs? They’re waiting for our state to get out of its own way and allow free market solutions to create a more vibrant economy and future for all of us. By Kim Coupounas on 2014 07 22

Where are all the Colorado PBCs?

Thank you for asking this important question. We were among the organizations who worked over several years to get benefit corporation legislation passed in CO in 2013. We were aware of dozens of CO co’s ready to register on April 1, 2014 when the law went into effect. But once the SOS made it clear that it *might* subject PBC's to even greater scrutiny than originally contemplated in the legislation, these companies decided to hold off on electing PBC status – which is why its first day was a dud. The authors are right that such poor turnout is surprising in a state with so many mission-driven companies. NV in its first 4 months had 250 benefit corps! The CO SOS should embrace this corporate form instead of scaring away good companies. These values-based companies are good for Colorado jobs, workers, communities + the environment. By Kim Coupounas on 2014 07 22

Where are all the Colorado PBCs?

PBC registration as CCSA hurts business, as private companies must disclose their revenue. The SOS doesn't understand PBCs, who are for-profits. They have morals or mission; they are not quasi nonprofits. Should the SOS’s require Walmart, who advertises they gives to communities, to register or a PBC that wants to buy parts from CO and not from China, need to register? DE, which has a PBC law, introd a CSA bill, but exempted PBCs. No other state treats benefit corps like the SOS, as a result there are nearly 1000 benefit corps nationally. The SOS should embrace this form that deregulates the purpose of a corp and frees up the market. Instead the SOS is increasing regulation on businesses they don't understand. The SOS applies the rules on a case-by-case basis, this creates confusion and harms the economic development enjoyed by other states. By Erik Trojian on 2014 07 22

The futurist: Countdown to the crash

The stock market is the biggest shell game on the planet. I for one, agree with your observations, and have personally withdrawn everything from play. By David Rogers on 2014 07 22

Perks and benefits of outsourcing

Good summary of outsourcing benefits so that a company may a) focus on what they do best, b) leverage the expertise and expediency of others and c) reap the financial and efficiency benefits. Outsourcing does not mean sending an American job overseas. More often it means supplimenting existing businesses with the right resources and efficiencies to grow effectively, adapt to changing markets, and serve their customers better. Finding the right sourcing solution can just as easily be local or global depending on the business need and objectives. By Michael Roy on 2014 07 21

Sales reality check: Excuses, excuses

I really enjoyed this article too Sam. So true. People are either making money or making excuses for not making money. While some people are busy coming up with reasons why something can't or won't work....others are busy closing sales. Thanks for sharing your expertise. Liz Wendling By liz wendling on 2014 07 21

Beware of executive job search scams

I am truly thankful to the holder of this web site who has shared this great post at at this time. By Michelle on 2014 07 18

Crafty bean scene

Didn't realize that Novo is micro-roaster but I love it. They've been around so long and seem like I hear their name everywhere... nice to know they are small - I always prefer supporting the smaller ones. By Buzzybee on 2014 07 17

Marijuana and mold

Really good article, touching on an issue that I bet many haven't thought about. Here's another one: here in GJ a few years ago, owners of a fledgling medical MJ growing enterprise got into serious trouble when they placed some insecticide 'bombs' in the building on a Friday, then left for the weekend. Problem? The adjoining office in the same building housed employees of the U.S. Census department and both shared a common ventilation system. Many got very ill Monday morning when they showed up for work, some requiring hospitalization. I don't know how this was resolved, there may have been law suits aplenty. By Vicki Felmlee on 2014 07 16
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