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Peak Venture Group wants to hear your pitch

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Peak Venture Group is launching a new program this month that aims to tap into the hearts and spirits of budding entrepreneurs. The group, which has provided mentorship to up-and-coming entrepreneurs since 2000, is hosting a series of “Pitch Nights” – non-threatening nights where people with business, invention or product ideas can come, make a… Continue Reading Peak Venture Group wants to hear your pitch

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The way Doug Price sees it, a city slogan or brand will help Colorado Springs tell its story. Continue Reading Colo. Springs shopping for its brand

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The commercial laundry room at Goodwill Industries in Colorado Springs is humming with the swishing sound of washing machines and dryers as the crew handles 2,200 pounds of laundry an hour. It’s the sound of employment, and it’s growing. In the past year, the Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs hired 35 employees in its contracts… Continue Reading Goodwill cleaning up on commercial custodial jobs

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Mortgage Solutions of Colorado, doing business as Freedom Financial Services, has been approved as a direct seller under the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, known as Freddie Mac. The decision increases the company’s  ability to provide additional financing options to consumers in a competitive marketplace, said Roy Clennan Founder and CEO of Mortgage Solutions. Freddie Mac… Continue Reading Freedom Financial Services approved as a Freddie Mac seller

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Mortgage Solutions gets new president

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Mortgage Solutions of Colorado founder and CEO Roy Clennan is handing over day-to-day operations of his company to a newly hired president. Clennan, who founded the Colorado-based mortgage bank in 1997, had been doing both jobs of CEO and president of the company, which does business as Freedom Financial Services. “We are getting so big,… Continue Reading Mortgage Solutions gets new president

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Business leaders meet to brainstorm new brand

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A group of Colorado Springs business leaders and residents will meet today and Tuesday to brainstorm the city’s brand strategy. Called a charrette, the two-day meeting is the last step in the information gathering process led by Stone Mantel, a Colorado Springs-based brand and strategy firm. The interactive exercise will call upon the 100 participants… Continue Reading Business leaders meet to brainstorm new brand

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Adams Bank & Trust chosen for lending program

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Adams Bank & Trust, which has two branches in Colorado Springs, has received $21 million through the federal Small Business Lending Program to loan to small businesses. In 2010, Congress set aside $30 billion for the Small Business Lending Fund — which is meant to get capital into banks that have less than $10 billion… Continue Reading Adams Bank & Trust chosen for lending program

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The drug testing business is booming, and local drug-screening company Conspire2Hire is set to expand into four states by year’s end. Conspire2Hire, which began selling franchises in 2010, sold its second franchise to an operator in Fort Worth, Tex., which is scheduled to open Sept. 1. The Texas drug-testing business will open in an industrial area,… Continue Reading Local drug-testing business eyeing 200 nationwide franchises

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Andy Bohlmann cancelled a Cycling Pro cross country mountain bike race this year because he couldn’t find enough business sponsors to back it. Continue Reading Rough terrain: Small sporting events struggle for sponsorships

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Local bankers say they are eager to make loans to small businesses. Trouble is, not many small businesses are asking. Continue Reading Banks shine a light on why small business lending lags

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