“Despite”?

University Hospital is the last I see in a series of this kind of announcement.

Despite moving to a new facility, the University of Colorado Hospital is expected to layoff up to 70 people by the end of the month due to a budget shortfall.

“Despite”???? How about “Because of”?

We’ve seen this several times in Denver just in the last few months. Certainly newspapers are laying off around the country, but the layoffs at the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News come just after moving into a shiny new building shown here under construction (in a link that gives a clue about when Google took all those cool new street level pictures) or here for some more recent shots.

And just a few blocks away is the DAM expansion, a dramatic new building that millions of people are not going to. Hence, they had a round of layoffs also.

What does this have to do with your startup? Well, just when you are thinking that it’s time to get a fancy new office, maybe that’s the time to hunker down.

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