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Does your business operate from a greater purpose?

There’s a commonly held belief in business that success is the result of selling as many products or services as possible at the highest price possible to as many consumers as possible to make as much money as possible. Following this limited perspective of success, however, leaves everyone involved feeling taken advantage of; vastly undervalued; […]

First, do no harm: Some practices hurt employees

If you believed, like I did, physicians swear to “first, do no harm” when they graduate from medical school, you’d be wrong. Even though doctors might not actually make that pledge, the idea — not hurting people — is one business leaders should consider. While most leaders would never hurt their employees on purpose, it’s […]

Clean and safe: Take precautions with spring projects

Many of you read the public health updates and emerging issues releases from the Mesa County Health Department about various health topics in our community.  The first thing that probably comes to mind is how you can use this information to keep your homes safe and families healthy. But what about your businesses? Much of […]

Is your resistance to change limiting you?

Change is constant in business whether we want it or not. Economies change, business environments change and team dynamics change. Life in general is about change. But if we habitually resist change, we seriously limit the potential of all that’s available to us professionally and personally.  A primary reason many people avoid change is because […]

New efforts bring new business to area

When roundabouts were first installed in Grand Junction, drivers seemed apprehensive to navigate through them. Roundabouts since have grown in popularity and made our intersections safer. Is it time, though, for something completely different in the Grand Valley? This change involves investments and growing pains — and I don’t mean another roundabout. It’s time to […]

Yoga benefits body and mind

Yoga is all about learning to balance life with calmness and positive thinking. Yoga means “to join or yoke together” the body and mind into one experience. Yoga dates back more than 5,000 years and combines three main areas: breathing, exercise and meditation. Breathing techniques are based on the concept breathing is the source of […]

Financing affects returns on real estate investments

How do you develop a clear picture of expected returns on real estate held for investment? What should you consider if you’re planning to finance that investment? Is it possible to realistically calculate expected returns? Let’s look at the numbers. Assume you own a 10,000-square-foot industrial building in the third year of a five-year lease, […]

Skill assessments useful addition to employee evaluations

The debate over the usefulness of performance evaluations has raged on for a long time. There’s one argument performance evaluations don’t provide relevant information to determine if an employee is succeeding or failing. The other argument poses a legitimate question: If no performance evaluation is completed, how do you really know how an employee is […]

Meetings offer benefits to food businesses

Mesa County Health Department restaurant industry and consumer meetings offer a perfect networking opportunity for retail food businesses in the Grand Valley. The meetings cover educational topics and industry trends. The next meeting is set for 2:30 to 4 p.m. March 7 at the department, 510 29 1/2 Road in Grand Junction. For more information, […]

Have you created balance between life and business?

A tremendous amount of time, effort, attention and energy goes into running a business. With everything there is to do, it’s easy for those who own a company to sacrifice many aspects of their life, if not everything, in the pursuit of success. There’s a tremendous benefit, though,  to everyone involved — business owners, team […]

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