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 […]

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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