Category archives for: Insight

You say you want a resolution? Here are seven to tune up a business

It’s natural for small business owners and managers to take a moment to reflect on both the results of the past year and the prospects for the new year. For some owners, such reflection could cause a twinge of concern or perhaps even apprehension, especially if revenues are down and the business seems stale. Here […]

Holiday matters: Important shopping season supports year-round operations

For many small business owners, the holiday season is the most important time of the year. In the business-to-consumer retail segments, fully 40 percent or more of a company’s revenues could be produced between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Even in a robust economy, which was the case for most of the last decade, any […]

Free guide offers tips on using technology

A free guidebook offers small business owners and managers help with using technology to achieve success. The U.S. Small Business Administration and Microsoft have teamed up to develop the guide, titled “Business Technology Simplified.” “Our goal as an agency is to get information, tools and services into the hands of small business owners more quickly […]

Energy programs offer business financing

State and federal government agencies have collaborated on two programs that finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. “These new loan programs answer a significant need expressed by Colorado businesses of all sizes – access to capital,” said Colorado Gov. Ritter. “We are helping Colorado companies sustain operations during the economic downturn, improve energy efficiency […]

Employees need help when holidays not so happy

The holiday season is a time for celebration, fellowship, cheer and the opportunity to reconnect with family and friends … right? Despite the songs we’ve grown up with admonishing us not to pout or cry, for many the holidays can be a time of sadness, loss and feelings of loneliness and disconnection. According to the […]

Trial lawyer draws on experience in writing novels

Here’s the first installment in a series of interviews that will be published in the Grand Valley Business Times in a question-and-answer format. The first interview features Carroll Multz, a retired trial attorney and former district attorney who serves as an adjunct professor at Mesa State College in Grand Junction. The first in a series […]

HR balancing act: Manager pursues best interests of employer and employees

Darla Fortner strives to strike a balance between the best interests of the staff and company in her role as a human resources manager. That’s because she believes the success of one depends on the success of the other. “If the employees aren’t successful, the company isn’t successful. But if the company isn’t successful, there […]

Government contracting seminar scheduled

Reservations will be accepted through Nov. 22 for an upcoming seminar on government contracting opportunities. Delta County Economic Development has scheduled the seminar for 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 2 at the Orchard City Town Hall. Kathryn Lobdell, a procurement counselor with the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center in Grand Junction, will cover a number […]

Set policies for use of company owned phones, computers and other devices

To most people, a cell phone is now a virtual appendage of their bodies, whether it’s their own personal phone or one provided by their employer. And many employees who are provided with cell phones, computers and other electronic devices by their employers can start to believe their use of these devices is private and […]

Wellness program training planned for Grand Junction

Upcoming training sessions in Grand Junction will help employers develop and implement worksite wellness programs. A session titled “Build a Foundation of Wellness” is set for 1:30 Nov. 9 at the Commons of Hilltop, 625 27 1/2 Road. Representatives from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will teach participating employers how to […]


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