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May 16, 2024

The Rise of Sports Megapolises and Entertainment Complexes — What it Really Means for Sports Fans in America

I have seen the future of sports. It’s a $27 margarita. Or a $36 “gourmet” hot dog. Maybe a $120 parking tab, the sting eased by the fact that a nice-smelling valet just fetched your car. It’s about a lovely day at the Sports Megapolis, where you won’t even realize you just spent next month’s […]

May 16, 2024

Red Lobster Closes Dozens of Locations Across the U.S., Including Colorado

Restaurants in Lakewood, Lone Tree and Wheat Ridge are among the Colorado closures.

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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[...]

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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[...]