Managing our national resources

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Years ago (after the 1950s drought broke him) my father had a business helping other ranchers get rid of invasive saguaro cactus. It was set up so the government helped with the cost, although I don’t know the details. He had two tractors and other equipment. They dug the […]

Everybody’s Business: Managing bottom line balancing act

Managing the bottom line of a company is a constant balancing act. You either increase revenue or decrease cost. There are many avenues that impact these elements and one is to expand the market. Expanding a company’s market includes offering a new product line, offering different variations to the product, or a geographic expansion. A […]

Everybody’s business: Managing people is an art

Running a business and managing employees can appear as two separate and non-relational skills. However, management is an integral role of owning a business. Some people do not like supervising; others have the knack and thoroughly enjoy it. Similar to other skills, managing people can be learned. Most small businesses start out with the founder […]

Everybody’s business: Breaking even crucial to business survival

Managing a business’ finances can be a huge undertaking. It can be a daunting task to connect how an increase in advertisement will impact sales, and most importantly, how the increase will affect the balance sheet. There are financial tools available when deciding to raise wages or lowering the sell price and still maintain the […]

Everybody’s Business: Know where you break even

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Business columnist Managing a business’s finances can be a huge undertaking. It can be a daunting task to connect how an increase in advertisement will impact sales, and most importantly, how the increase will affect the balance sheet. There are financial tools available when deciding to raise wages or lowering the sell […]

Commission OKs events center contract

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CNJ file photo Curry County Commissioners picked Global Spectrum Tuesday to manage the Special Events Center and fairgrounds for the next years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners picked Global Spectrum on Tuesday to manage the Special Events Center and fairgrounds for the next two years. Global Spectrum has been managing the […]

Managing the King: Cash

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: CNJ business columnist “Cash is King” as the old saying goes. In business cash serves several purposes. It meets cash obligations, can be retained for unexpected issues, and is invested for future needs of the business. The timing of cash inflows and cash outflows is critical for the success of a business. […]

Small businesses finding ways to survive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Twin Cronnies employee Jennifer Chavez checks an order before running drinks out to a waiting customer. The Twin Cronnies is one of several regional businesses making changes to cope with the recession. By Gabriel Monte and Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Despite having to increase his prices, cut staff and shorten […]

Iraq veteran finds coming home tougher than expected

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Courtesy photo Trevor Lyons, 22, was surprised when he was told he had left over psychological issues from serving with the Marine Corps in Iraq in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer He thought his reaction to the things he experienced in war was normal and felt like he was pretty well adjusted with […]

‘Our Towns’ coming Feb. 29

The annual “Our Towns” special section is scheduled for publication on Feb. 29. This is a community introduction for newcomers, but also a reference for everyone who lives in the Clovis-Portales area. Content ranges from church listings to weather trends to suggestions for watching movies. Clovis News Journal Managing Editor Rick White coordinated coverage, with […]

In tribute: Former managing editor, CCC instructor dies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico He traveled the world, but always found his way back to Clovis. His family was his world, but he’d always find ways to make others belong. And in a world of numbers, he always reminisced about the storytelling past he’d left behind. George Prothro, a former instructor at Clovis […]