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May 3, 2024

Crafting the Ideal Home Office: Insights and Design Strategies from Colorado Executives

In today’s evolving work landscape, the home office has become a cornerstone of productivity for many professionals. While remote work has become the norm, creating a suitable home office space remains essential. Collaborating with executives in Colorado has shed light on the critical features necessary for designing the perfe[...]

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May 3, 2024

Colorado’s State Arts Agency Gets First Budget Increase in Over a Decade

On Monday, April 29, Governor Polis signed Colorado’s FY24-25 state budget, which included $1.25 Million in additional operating funds to Colorado’s state arts agency, Colorado Creative Industries (CCI). This is the agency’s first operating budget increase in over a decade. READ: Governor Polis, OEDIT Announce 180 Small[...]

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May 3, 2024

Former Denver Bronco Bobby Massie Launches Wanderland Outdoors — Promising Inclusive, Luxury Outdoors Experiences

Wanderland Outdoors, a brand-new luxury outfitter with a unique mission of making the outdoors more accessible to everyone through culturally competent guided excursions, launches its first season of guided fly fishing trips, mindful hiking experiences, trail rides, and more. Wanderland’s guided trips to several exclusive Colo[...]

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May 2, 2024

5 Proven Strategies for Supporting Employee Mental Health in the Workplace

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month and employee well-being is a hot topic right now, especially in a post-pandemic environment where many employees are feeling burned out, stressed and lonely, which is impacting their mental health. More than half of American workers say they experienced burnout in 2023, and three-quarters [...]

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Apr 29, 2024

What If the Fed Doesn’t Cut Rates in 2024? Implications for Stocks, Bonds, and the Housing Market

What happens to stocks, bonds and the housing market if the Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) doesn’t cut interest rates this year? This is what seems to be on everyone’s mind. Investors have been betting on rate cuts since last November, and this assumption has been the primary driver of the great stock market returns through[...]

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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 24, 2024

Strategies for Paying Off Debt and Boosting Investments: Should You Save, Spend or Invest? 

Is it best to pay off your debt, invest your extra money or a mix of both? Learn a few key questions to ask yourself so you can make a decision.  After you pay your bills, what do you do with money you have left over? This could be a one-off as you just received […]

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Apr 24, 2024

Mesa County Consortium Awarded $625,000 Grant for Technology Development Hub Project

The Economic Development Commission (EDC) has announced that a local consortium of public, private and non-profit organizations in Mesa County will receive up to $625,000 through the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) Technology Development Hub Program. The Technology Development Program se[...]

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Apr 23, 2024

Golden-Based Brewery, Holidaily Brewing Co. Expands to Pacific Northwest with New Distribution Deal

Golden-based Holidaily Brewing Co. announced on Tuesday a statewide distribution agreement in Oregon and Washington through a partnership with Columbia Distributing. Karen Hertz founded Holidaily Brewing Company in 2016 with one taproom in Golden that was open three days a week with three beers on tap. She wasn’t sure if p[...]

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Apr 23, 2024

SBA announces Colorado Small Business Week Winners

National Small Business Week is a presidential proclamation dating back to 1963; during the week of April 29 through May 3rd, SBA offices across the nation will be honoring small businesses by organizing events and award ceremonies to recognize the impact small businesses have on our nation’s economy and our local communities.[...]

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[...]