Business

It’s Your Money: Did You Pay Taxes?
May10

It’s Your Money: Did You Pay Taxes?

If you didn’t pay your federal income taxes, you could face fines, interest payments, even liens on your property or pay check. You may also get a refund coming to you!

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Does the success of your startup depend on software testing?
May06

Does the success of your startup depend on software testing?

Durango, Colorado is known as one of the best places to start a business. The area has a unique culture and lifestyle, not to say that there are many development opportunities. Durango’s growth opportunities are mainly attributed to diversification. Much of the activity is centered in retail, tourism, and services like medical educational, and so on and so forth. Starting a business here is an exciting endeavor. The journey requires...

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Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor convicted in US opioid case
May03

Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor convicted in US opioid case

The founder of Insys Therapeutics John Kapoor has become the first pharmaceutical boss to be convicted in a case linked to the US opioid crisis. A Boston jury found Kapoor and four colleagues conspired to bribe doctors to prescribe addictive painkillers, often to patients who didn’t need them. The former billionaire was found guilty of racketeering conspiracy for his role in a scheme which also misled insurers. Tens of thousands...

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IT’S YOUR MONEY: What to Do if You Inherit Assets
Apr05

IT’S YOUR MONEY: What to Do if You Inherit Assets

What would you do if you inherited a chunk of change or other financial assets from a relative? Pat Barrett with Tafoya Barrett Associates offers some wise tips for heirs.

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Can anything stop the next global recession?
Apr02

Can anything stop the next global recession?

IMF warns emergency tool kit that pulled global economy out of 2008 financial crisis might not work a second time Major financial institutions may be powerless to prevent the next global economic downturn from tuning into a full-blow recession, the International Monetary Fund has warned. In a speech on the future of the eurozone, the IMF’s deputy director David Lipton, warned of the depleted power of central banks and governments to...

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IT’S YOUR MONEY: A case study of financial planning
Mar01

IT’S YOUR MONEY: A case study of financial planning

Durango TV News Director Deborah Uroda works with Life Financial Planner Brad Tafoya with Tafoya Barrett & Associates to determine what retirement dreams she has and how she may achieve them in the next 5 years.

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Durango Regional Job Fair
Mar01

Durango Regional Job Fair

Four Corners Expo – Durango Regional Job Fair March 2019 Show Times 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019 Vendors from March 2018 4CornersJobs.com Aflac American General Media Aramark Mesa Verde Durango Transfer Ballantine Communications/ The Durango Herald Bar-D Chuckwagon Bloomfield Schools Blue Lake Ranch & Ridgewood Event Center City Market Colorado Dept. of Transportation Colorado State Patrol / Cortez Port of...

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Will Grocery Store Beer Sales Hurt Mom-and-Pop Stores?
Jan27

Will Grocery Store Beer Sales Hurt Mom-and-Pop Stores?

Grocery stores are now allowed to sell full-strength beer thanks to a new state law that became effective on Jan. 1. Will the competition help or hinder mom-and-pop liquor stores?

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Business Offers Refills to Reduce Plastic
Jan11

Business Offers Refills to Reduce Plastic

Tired of all the plastic that accumulates after you’ve used up the product? WeFill, a new company in town, offers bulk refills of organic soaps, bath products and household cleaners to reduce the amount of plastic used.

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Real Estate Investing in 2019
Jan04

Real Estate Investing in 2019

As we begin a new year, you may be considering your financial goals and priorities. Perhaps you are considering investments and making plans. Is real estate investing on your agenda? There are several positive reasons to consider adding a real estate investment to your portfolio. We’ll take a high-level approach to some of the benefits. Intrinsic Value: Real estate is a “real” asset. You can see, feel, and touch it. Whereas some...

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Made In Durango: Sheet Metal
Dec28

Made In Durango: Sheet Metal

If you can’t find a part you need for your equipment, many local manufacturing companies turn to Holt Sheet Metal. But did you know that they also make potato-processing machinery sold worldwide?

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It’s Your Money: Making Life Changes
Dec28

It’s Your Money: Making Life Changes

When a major life event or life change occurs, it’s helpful to have a financial advisor to keep on top of money issues.

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IT’S YOUR MONEY: New Tax Bill & Business
Dec14

IT’S YOUR MONEY: New Tax Bill & Business

Pat Barrett with Tafoya Barrett and Associates explains the biggest changes to business income tax laws.

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7 Ways to Deal With an Irate Customer
Dec11

7 Ways to Deal With an Irate Customer

If you work in the customer service industry, it is only a matter of time before you are confronted with an incomprehensibly irate customer. Dealing with these customers is what the job is all about. Using the best live chat software like the one provided by Kayako can help with volume, but angry customers need a human touch. Here are some tips to help you deal with angry customers. #1 Don’t Get Agitated This is the very first thing...

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Accounting Firms Can Avoid the Mistakes Individual Accountants Make
Dec11

Accounting Firms Can Avoid the Mistakes Individual Accountants Make

Hiring accountants to work with you is a good idea since you can’t do everything alone. Even if you are running a small business, several aspects require your attention, and you can’t finish everything without help. Accounting is a significant aspect of the business, and it needs the help of an expert in this field. The only problem is that in a month, you will have tons of transactions with other businesses and customers....

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Expenses Small Business Owners Usually Overlook in Starting a Business
Nov07

Expenses Small Business Owners Usually Overlook in Starting a Business

You need to have a clear plan when you are planning to start a business. You can’t open the company when you know there are still a lot of things you need to prepare. The budget is the most critical aspect of your small business. You need to know how much you have at hand, and how much you are willing to spend. Apart from the expenses incurred before opening the business, you will also have other operating expenses as the...

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IT’S YOUR MONEY: How Much Should Your Borrow for College?
Sep20

IT’S YOUR MONEY: How Much Should Your Borrow for College?

Pat Barrett with Tafoya Barrett & Associates offers advice for figuring how much debt you should assume to obtain your college degree.

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3 Top Marijuana Stocks Wall Street Expects to Drop at Least 25%
Sep17

3 Top Marijuana Stocks Wall Street Expects to Drop at Least 25%

The green rush may soon have investors seeing red. Sean Williams (TMFUltraLong) The big day is rapidly approaching. In just over a month, on Oct. 17, recreational marijuana will go on sale in licensed dispensaries throughout Canada. When fully legal, the sale of adult-use weed is expected to usher in high demand and big dollar figures for the industry. In anticipation of this legalization — and the big profits that are projected...

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Bitcoin bloodbath: Cryptocurrency plunges 20% in two days
Sep07

Bitcoin bloodbath: Cryptocurrency plunges 20% in two days

Bitcoin investors are getting their digital butts kicked lately. Hard. Bitcoin prices have plunged more than 20% in the past two days. Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and other cryptocurrencies have suffered similarly large drops. The reason for the latest pullback? A Business Insider report that investment banking giant Goldman Sachs (GS) may be dropping plans to launch a crypto trading desk. Goldman Sachs told CNNMoney though that it...

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Cronos Refutes The Shorts With A Focus On Science
Sep06

Cronos Refutes The Shorts With A Focus On Science

Summary Cronos has been put under some pressure from a prominent short thesis. Cronos CEO took to CNBC to respond to those criticisms of his company and did so very effectively. Cronos deal with Gingko could lead to Cronos having cost advantages in what is potentially the most lucrative segment in cannabis. All cannabis investments are risky and investors should be cautious. Last week, Cronos was subject to some criticism from notable...

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