Business

Sustaining Through Uncertainty
Mar31

Sustaining Through Uncertainty

by Mark Haeussler, CEO – Alpine Leadership  The initial portion of reacting to a health and economic shock often comes with certainty of action, be it sanitizing efforts, leveraging the virtual space to the extent possible, changes in hours or shifts, and redirection of resources.  The initial shock itself provides the impetus to take action and to feel purposeful.  Leaders need to leverage this into more sustainable effort. As...

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Bailey’s Bits: “Some people love work. It fascinates them…”
Mar31

Bailey’s Bits: “Some people love work. It fascinates them…”

“Some people love work. It fascinates them. They can sit and look at it for hours.” Life Lessons Learned from Hanging out at RE/MAX Pinnacle Visit Bailey at: https://homesindurango.com/

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Southwest Colorado Real Estate Forecast 2020 by The Wells Group
Mar26

Southwest Colorado Real Estate Forecast 2020 by The Wells Group

Explore the 20th Annual Wells Group Real Estate Forecast! Hear what the experts are predicting for our community growth in 2020, and what happened in 2019. Get the inside scoop on the Real Estate market trends here in SW Colorado with the 2020 Real Estate Forecast featuring Wells Group brokers John Wells, Jim Wotkyns and real estate appraiser & statistician, Bob Allen. Through an in-depth yet easily understood presentation, this...

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Leading Through Uncertainty
Mar24

Leading Through Uncertainty

People crave certainty. Certainty creates confidence and reduces stress. We model the future, project it based on past experiences, and make educated predictions. As for seeing the future, such ability to anticipate with certainty is the thing of science fiction movies. Like it or not, some level of uncertainty is a passenger on any voyage. Instead of hoping for certainty, frame the future as a range, from predictable to chaotic. It...

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Leadership Coherence
Mar13

Leadership Coherence

Much of management today emphasizes consistency and predictability.  Mottos like, “consistency is key” sprouted into existence as machines and processes were expected to produce steady and stable results.  In Yellowstone National Park, people flock to Old Faithful Geyser.  It’s predictable.  And people like it. One hundred years ago, the three largest business sectors in America (by asset value) were steel, oil & gas, and mining. ...

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It’s Your Money: What Your CPA Can Do
Feb14

It’s Your Money: What Your CPA Can Do

If you’re looking for an accountant who will do more than your taxes, Michelle Kooi from Tafoya Barrett & Associates has some questions you should ask to get what you want.

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Financing Options Using Assets as Income
Feb04

Financing Options Using Assets as Income

For homebuyers entering their golden years, who may not have a steady income stream from working, both Fannie and Freddie allow access to retirement-related funds and assets for use as income.   Recent changes to Freddie Mac’s (FHLC) guidelines have made this the more optimal of the two programs, but this general overview might be helpful in picking and choosing which might work best for you. Often the asset stream is used to...

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La Plata County Real Estate 2019 VS 2020 Predictions
Jan24

La Plata County Real Estate 2019 VS 2020 Predictions

As we head into 2020, we want to take an overall look at the market and where we see it heading into the new year. To do this, we consider last year’s numbers and trends as they continue into 2020. Overall, 2019 was a good real estate year in La Plata County. It was slower during the first two quarters and that was largely due to increased interest rates. During the second quarter rates began to drop and that helped give the market...

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It’s Your Money: Get Ready for Tax Day ‘20
Nov01

It’s Your Money: Get Ready for Tax Day ‘20

We hate to say it, but Tax Day 2020 is only five and a half months away. It may seem like an eternity right now, but you may wish to start planning now for deferring income to offset your tax liabilities.

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Business Matters: ‘My Dog Made Me Do It’
Nov01

Business Matters: ‘My Dog Made Me Do It’

No, Durango resident Lou Galinson’s dogs did NOT make him put the cute kitties in a cage. But his dogs did inspire him to open the Pet Haus 10 years ago. Since then, he’s adopted out more than 750 Humane Society kittens from his store.

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It’s Your Money: Passing on Your Business
Oct24

It’s Your Money: Passing on Your Business

When you’re ready to retire and want to sell your share in the business to a business partner or family member, you’ll need a team of advisors. Charles Spence explains why.

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It’s Your Money: What to Do with an Offer
Oct18

It’s Your Money: What to Do with an Offer

So someone has offered you a ridiculously low price to buy your business. Should you say no? Be insulted? Charlie Cole with Cole and Partners offers some advice.

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Learn about Multi-Generational Workplaces
Oct04

Learn about Multi-Generational Workplaces

Tim Kirkland with Renegade Hospitality Group will be the keynote speaker at the annual La Plata County Economic Summit, and you can learn how to handle multiple generations in the workplace.

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It’s Your Money: When to Use Trusts
Sep29

It’s Your Money: When to Use Trusts

Trusts are tools you can use to protect your assets or to ensure your heirs receive the inheritance you want them to receive. Learn more from Charles Spence with Maynes Bradford Shipps & Sheftel.

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October 23rd – 13th Annual Economic Summit!
Sep20

October 23rd – 13th Annual Economic Summit!

The La Plata County Economic Development Alliance is a diverse group of private businesses and public agencies working together towards a common goal: to foster the economic success of our community. Our mission is to serve as the gateway for individuals looking to start, own, grow, or relocate their business to La Plata County, by providing advocacy, relevant information,  and resources at the local, state and national level. The...

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Discuss Estate Plans Before You Die
Aug29

Discuss Estate Plans Before You Die

Pat Barrett explains why it’s a good idea to discuss the disposition of your estate with your family before you die so that your heirs are prepared and you can explain your decisions.

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IT’S YOUR MONEY: Why Records Count
Aug23

IT’S YOUR MONEY: Why Records Count

The first thing a potential business buyer wants to see are the books. What do sales look like? How about expenses? How much did the company net? And they’ll want them electronically.

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Demand for Local Food Boosts Local Ag
Aug23

Demand for Local Food Boosts Local Ag

The number of farms and acreage in crops has grown by more than 4 percent in La Plata County during the past five years, largely due to a growing demand for locally grown food.

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It’s Your Money: Do a Paycheck Check-Up
Jul06

It’s Your Money: Do a Paycheck Check-Up

Brad Tafoya with Tafoya Barrett & Associates recommends that all taxpayers double-check their federal withholding taxes so that you don’t get caught with a surprise bill next year.

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These Aren’t Your Parents’ Mini-Vans!
Jul06

These Aren’t Your Parents’ Mini-Vans!

When a Durango couple sold their tricked-out camping van online, they knew they had a winning idea for a business. See how they custom-outfit cargo vans into comfy camping and traveling vehicles.

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