La Junta Man Named to Investment Firm’s Circle of Champions

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La Junta businessman Kirby A. Shineman has qualified for the Waddell & Reed Circle of Champions conference for the 11th time.

Circle of Champions members are selected based on a review of investment, insurance and financial planning sales generated by each advisor. Five hundred of Waddell & Reed's 1,800-member network across the nation qualified this year.

Small Business: Plan to Become Disaster-Proof Today

Colorado Business

Get Tips at Free Webinar hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery

You've gone online to get the checklists, read the articles, joined the webinars, and gathered some really good disaster preparedness tools for your business. But what should you tackle first?  Is it the financial protection that comes with good insurance coverage?   Should your priority be protecting your employees?  And how do you find the time to work on a disaster recovery plan?

SBA Launches New Website for America’s Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Colorado Business will assist small firms doing business with federal government; streamline applications and eliminate documentation obstacles

SBA has launched, a new website to further streamline and improve the application processes for small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to do business with the federal government.

Create a Three Year Vision for Your Business

Colorado Business

By Betsy Markey, SBA's Region VIII Administrator

Over the years I have talked with dozens of entrepreneurs about why they took on the challenge of starting their own small business.  Many wanted to create niche markets for a new product or service; some simply saw small business ownership as a way to replace lost income streams due to unemployment or retirement. No matter what the reason, it is critical to create a clearly defined vision for where you want your business to be one year, two years, or three years in the future.