No matter who we elect, the perils to freedom persist

By the time this column is published and distributed, we’ll know exactly who the enemy is and who we need to fear once they take their elected positions in our local, state and federal governments. Enemy, Craig? Really? Yes, really. Here’s why. As I looked over the ballots locally and across the country, I saw […]

Hire potential top performers and develop them

If you want a more enjoyable and rewarding experience as a business owner — along with a more successful business — it’s imperative you consistently work toward building and maintaining a dynamic and powerful team. Do you want to reduce costly turnover? Would you like your business to operate with fewer errors and less interruptions […]

From boots to business: SBA helps veterans make transition

President Donald Trump demonstrated the importance of veteran entrepreneurs in donating his second quarter salary to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The funding will help the SBA create a seven-month intensive training program for veterans transitioning from military service to small business ownership. Veteran entrepreneurs remain a driving force in our economy. Nearly 10 percent […]

Take time for time off

How many vacation days have you used this year? If you’re like most Americans, chances are you haven’t used enough. In 2017, 52 percent of American employees reported unused vacation days at the end of the year. The U.S. Travel Association Project: Time Off began conducting an annual survey, the State of the American Vacation, […]

2018 good year for real estate, but what about 2019?

Phil Castle, The Business Times With nearly two months still left to go, the dollar volume of real estate sales in Mesa County in 2018 already has exceeded 2017. The question is whether 2019 will top 2018. While industry observers expect the real estate market to remain strong, rising interest rates and residential prices could […]

U.S. payrolls swell 250,000 in October

Payrolls swelled in the United States in October, a gain that helped keep the unemployment rate at a nearly 50-year low and wages growing. According to the latest Labor Department estimates, nonfarm payrolls increased 250,000. The jobless rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent, the lowest reading since December 1969. Estimated payroll gains for September were […]

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