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Employee engagement, commitment or motivation to success with company, staff dedication or job satisfaction, productivity or employee recognition, business people employee with stars and happy reward.
May 14, 2024

Cultivating a Values-Driven Culture: How Neuro-Inclusion Enhances Business Success

In today’s fiercely competitive business landscape, success is often measured by financial metrics, market share and innovation. These are necessary, for sure, but I’d like to dive into something that carries a little more weight, in my opinion. I’m talking about values. Specifically how including neuro-inclusion into [...]

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May 13, 2024

Navigating Real Estate Investments with Self-Directed IRAs: A Guide for Savvy Retirees

Thanks to inflation, longer lifespans and general economic turbulence, people are more worried than ever about providing for themselves financially during retirement. Forty percent of current retirees are worried about outliving their savings. This anxiety isn’t unfounded — nearly a fifth of them already have.  That fear ha[...]

Video Analytics dashboard. Statistician and statistic concept. Number of video views, top videos, total money earned, audience engagement.
May 9, 2024

Video Analytics: Leveraging Data to Optimize Your Video Marketing Strategy

No matter how good you think your video marketing strategy is, it’s not enough to rely on your intuition. Data and analytics are essential to make informed decisions, optimize your campaigns and ensure your videos are making an impact. Whether your goal is to drive conversions, increase brand awareness or boost engagement, wit[...]

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May 2, 2024

New Study Shows U.S. Businesses Are Slowly Implementing AI — and Colorado is Leading the Charge

The rate of businesses in the U.S. using AI is still relatively small but growing rapidly. A new paper by U.S. Census Bureau researchers says overall use of AI by businesses in the U.S. rose from 3.7% last fall to 5.4% in February. Leading the way were firms in information technology and professional services, and […]

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Apr 25, 2024

How to Position Your Business for Sale: 6 Preemptive Exit Planning Strategies You Can Implement Today

One strategic imperative transcends the immediate plans for scaling a business: positioning the business to sell. Importantly, this goes beyond the misconception that exit planning is solely about exiting or selling the business. But here’s the truth: Exit planning isn’t solely reserved for those at the brink of depa[...]

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Apr 23, 2024

Navigating the Impact of Tip Inflation: The Rise of Gratuity Expectations in Colorado and Beyond

For all my life, what with all of the various jobs I have had over the decades, for whatever reason I have never had a job where I received tips, or gratuities, as part of my income. I have been around tipping, of course, as I have had many friends over the years who were […]

Apr 23, 2024

Cyberattacks Are on the Rise, and That Includes Small Businesses. Here’s What You Need to Know

—NEW YORK (AP) — Cyberattacks on businesses are rising, including small businesses. It’s a troubling trend because a breach can be very costly and time-consuming if owners don’t have a plan to deal with one. According to the Verizon 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report, the median cost per ransomware attack —[...]

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Apr 22, 2024

5 Essential Strategies to Enhance Digital Customer Experience for eCommerce Success

If you run an online store, you don’t have the face-to-face opportunity to engage your customers and sell products. Instead, you need to make transactions easy and frictionless. These five digital customer experience strategies will show you how. READ: Unlocking Brand Loyalty — Enhancing Customer Experience in the Digital Ag[...]

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Apr 20, 2024

What You Need to Know About Bitcoin’s Latest ‘Halving’

The "miners" who chisel bitcoins out of complex mathematics are taking a 50% pay cut — effectively reducing new production of the world's largest cryptocurrency, again.

Apr 18, 2024

Metro State Unveils ‘Cannabis Hospitality’ Program

A new certificate program at Metropolitan State University of Denver aims to serve as a catalyst in reviving the state’s reputation as the “Silicon Valley of Cannabis.” READ: Weathering the Storm — How the Colorado Cannabis Industry Can Thrive Amidst Market Disruption MSU Denver will be the first higher-education institu[...]

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Apr 17, 2024

Elevate Your Online Brand: How Social Media Marketing Can Boost eCommerce Sales

For eCommerce business owners, mounting competition in the virtual retail space makes it increasingly challenging to boost their online sales. Do you struggle when it comes to winning a new customer and retaining your existing ones? If so, you’re not alone. Forward-thinking entrepreneurs and digital marketers are already l[...]

Business value chain and sustainability. LCA, Life cycle assessment . Positive environmental impact to value chain product. Carbon footprint reduction. ISO LCA standard aims to limit climate change.
Apr 17, 2024

What Do Stakeholders Really Want From Colorado Businesses? True Corporate Sustainability.

Coloradans care about the natural world and will support efforts to preserve the environment. This is exemplified by the recently passed state bill 23-016, which aims to cut economy-wide emissions by 65% by 2030 and 90% by 2045. However, Coloradan firms that want to embrace corporate sustainability will need to go beyond greenwa[...]