Is your business prepared to survive a disaster?

By Steve Irion, Wells Fargo’s Market President  Disasters come in all shapes and sizes. Some are nature’s fury, and others the result of man-made errors. While you can’t prevent all disasters from occurring, there are measures you can take to protect your company’s bottom line when a disaster strikes.             In a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup […]

Investment outlook

By Phil Castle, The Business Times  James Swanson tells what he considers the “other side” of media stories focusing on bad economic and financial news.             Despite election-year reports to the contrary, the news is mostly good, Swanson contends. The United States economy remains stable with record corporate profits, rising consumer spending and an improving […]

Functional Fitness Training

Think of the activities and movements that you do every day.  These movements include things such as getting into and out of your car, reaching for an item on the top shelf at the grocery store, or bending down to pick up a child.  Most of time, we don’t even think about these movements . […]

Are you paying attention to the loyalty factor?

If you have been a business owner for any length of time, you know the tremendous benefits loyal team members bring to you and your customers. You also understand the detrimental effects the lack of loyalty can have on the success of your business. As the leader of your company, team member loyalty begins and […]

Consider capitalization rates when buying

Real Estate Investors for any form of income property should consider capitalization or cap rates when making purchase, finance and valuation decisions.     In general a cap rate can be defined as the ratio of the net operating income produced by an asset to the purchase price or value of that asset. For instance if […]

Consider investing in residential rental property

My father has said on more than one occasion “It’s not how much money you make; it’s what you do with the money you make that will give you financial freedom.”  My friend, and real estate colleague Larry Kendall, refers to this concept as “having Wake-Up Money”–waking up every morning and having the money you […]

Governor to speak at GJEP meeting

Phil Castle, The Business Times Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the upcoming annual meeting of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership. Hickenlooper is expected to discuss how Western Colorado fits into what’s been a grassroots effort to develop a statewide economic development initiative. “We’re very excited to have him speak,” […]

SizeUp your venture with online tool

In today’s challenging economic environment, where small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs in the United States, help for small businesses is more critical than ever before. One way to promote business success is to leverage data analysis to discover insights and make smarter decisions. Delivering these types of services online […]

Real estate firm names top-performing agents

Heiden Homes Realty and Associates in Grand Junction honored five agents for their performance during August. Cynthia Castaneda posted the most sales and highest sales volume for the month. Castaneda tied with Brandon Cooper, Mary Kruse, Verna Melgares and Bobby Ulibarri for the most new listings. Heiden Homes operates offices at 735 Rood Ave. For […]

Five stylists join day spa and salon

Five stylists now work at the Bliss Day Spa & Salon in Grand Junction: Cassie Burton, Jacquie Gunderson, Valorie Hoppe, Stephanie Camps and Lani Wallace. Bliss Day Spa & Salon, located at 2515 Foresight Circle, offers a full range of hair care services as well as acrylic and gel nails, body treatments, facials, manicures, massages […]

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