Consumer Confidence Index rebounds

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has rebounded on more upbeat assessments of business and labor conditions. The Conference Board reported its Consumer Confidence Index rose 11.4 points to 135.7 in July, the highest level this year. The gain more than offset a drop in June attributed to concerns about trade and tariffs. “Consumers are […]

Your accountant knows a lot about you

Your accountant knows a lot about you whether you realize it or not. The compliance work accountants complete on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis gives them an intimate knowledge of their clients’ businesses, investments and even their families. To do their work, accountants have to ask a lot of questions. They learn a lot […]

Vintage effort nears end

Vintage effort nears end

Phil Castle, The Business Times Stephen Smith has demonstrated for more than 30 years that while oil and water don’t mix, oil and wine definitely do. Even as Smith managed his energy development business, he grew his vineyards and winery into one of the largest operations in Colorado. Sitting in a second-floor office at Grande […]

Retail to coworking conversion planned

Retail to coworking conversion planned

Phil Castle, The Business Times Jonathan Kamins looks around the vacant space inside a Grand Junction building and sees desks. He sees conference rooms and comfortable furnishings for people to relax and talk. More than anything, Kamins said he sees the potential for a coworking space to accommodate entrepreneurs and startups. “We have a great opportunity.” […]

Grand Valley tax collections on the rise

Tax collections, an indicator of sales and economic performance, continue to increase in Grand Junction and Mesa County, according to the latest reports. Combined sales and use tax collections for the City of Grand Junction increased 4.4 percent in June. Mesa County reported a 5.6 percent gain. Lodging tax collections on hotel and motel stays […]

State attorney general: Office can play a role in addressing issues

Phil Castle, The Business Times Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser believes his office can play a role in helping businesses, promoting economic development and addressing problems. “I’m a big believer in what we can do in Colorado,” Weiser said during a wide-ranging discussion with local government officials and business leaders at the offices of the […]

CNBC: Colorado ninth among top states for business

Colorado continues to rank among the top 10 states for business in the latest results of an annual analysis that takes into account more than 60 measures of competitiveness. Colorado ranked ninth overall in the latest list of America’s Top States for Business complied for the CNBC cable television network. To determine the ranking, each […]

Wallethub ranks Colorado 10th in entrepreneurial analysis

Colorado ranks 10th among the 50 states in the latest analysis of the best places to start and grow businesses. Colorado ranked sixth for its business environment, 18th for access to resources and 34th for business costs in an analysis conducted by WalletHub. The personal finance website used information from federal agencies, foundations and media […]

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