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Small Business: Plan to Become Disaster-Proof Today

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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?

This Weekend Marks Beginning of Child Passenger Safety Week

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CDOT and State Patrol Roll Out New Tools, Hold Car Seat Check Events

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) are teaming together in an annual effort to encourage parents and caregivers to protect children in vehicles. National Child Passenger Safety Week begins this weekend and runs from Sept. 18 to 24. The annual campaign raises awareness about child passenger safety laws and the importance of properly protecting children with car seats, booster seats and seat belts.

Is Your Company Prepared to Withstand Any Disaster Threat?

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When large scale disasters hit an area, the infrastructure failure is particularly damaging to small businesses. Recent flooding in Louisiana points to a hard rule: when your business is cut off from clients, vendors and critical staff, the economic losses continue long after the cleanup is done.

IRS Urges Taxpayers to Check Their Withholding

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New Factors Increase Importance of Mid-Year Check Up

The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to consider a mid-year tax withholding checkup following several new factors that could affect their refunds in 2017.  Taking a closer look at the taxes being withheld can help ensure the right amount is withheld, either for tax refund purposes or to avoid an unexpected tax bill next year.

How Not to Get Lost in The Woods

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By Chris Parmeter, District Wildlife Manager

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

In the 1980 movie classic, "The Mountain Men", the character Henry Frapp is

questioned by a young green horn: "Haven't you ever been lost?" Frapp scratches

his whiskers and after a recollecting pause, replies, "A fearsome confused for a

month or two... but I ain't ever been lost!"

For the fur trappers, wandering through a vast and unexplored country, "lost"

would have been something of an oxymoron. Not knowing where you were was a

Officials Implore Consumers to Do More to Prevent Charity Fraud

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Survey by AARP Foundation ElderWatch Finds Four-out-of-Five Colorado Adults Have Donated to Charity, but only about Half are Properly Vetting Before Giving

A recent survey by AARP Foundation ElderWatch found that close to 80% percent of Colorado adults ages 18 and older made a charitable donation in the last twelve months. Though many are giving, the survey also found that most consumers don't know how to verify a charity's legitimacy.

Create a Three Year Vision for Your Business

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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.

Tips for Keeping Calm in the Midst of Crisis

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by handlewithcare.com

In this time of great change and uncertainty, crisis situations seem to be growing at a rapid speed.  The emotional turmoil and negative behavior that is on the rise, spanning from verbal abuse to physical assault, is requiring schools and agencies to intervene more often for the safety and protection of the students, staff and clients.  Schools and agencies have a responsibility to train their staff to safely and effectively deal with reasonably foreseeable situations.