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Small Business Week returns for ambitious encore

A small lunch attracting a smattering of local business owners has grown into a weeklong educational event with more than 500 attendees. Small Business Week, an event co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, kicks off June 16. The theme this year is “From Peaks and Valleys… Continue Reading Small Business Week returns for ambitious encore

Merger forms Peak Startup

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Merger forms Peak Startup

Two Colorado Springs non-profit organizations with a shared focus on the entrepreneurial community have officially joined forces. Peak Venture Group and Startup Colorado Springs have merged to become Peak Startup. Peak Startup’s mission will carry on the vision of the original two organizations: to create an innovative, entrepreneurial community in Colorado Springs through events, education… Continue Reading Merger forms Peak Startup

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Go Code Colorado

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Epicentral Coworking, located in downtown Colorado Springs, is host to the newest entrepreneurial movement in the state. Colorado Springs was selected as one of five cities to host Go Code Colorado challenge weekends, March 21-23. Go Code Colorado is a statewide public apps challenge to bring government, business and tech communities together to make public… Continue Reading Go Code Colorado

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Banks compete with new Square on the block

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Banks compete with new Square on the block

After more than a week without the ability to process credit and debit card payments, Clara Paulson was forced to make a decision. Paulson, who owns and operates Organica Herb & Tea Company in Old Colorado City, had used the same card processing company for years before her service was canceled with no warning and… Continue Reading Banks compete with new Square on the block

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Neppl leads new RBA efforts

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Neppl leads new RBA efforts

While growing up on a farm in Iowa, raising cattle, Tom Neppl assumed he’d stay involved in the family business as an adult. But after studying industrial electronics in college, he moved to Colorado Springs in 1985. Neppl, who likes to build and create things, was “driven” to work for himself, so he co-founded Springs… Continue Reading Neppl leads new RBA efforts

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Local BBB launches online review service

Astroturfing — writing fake online reviews for companies — has grown rampant these days, making consumers skeptical and legitimate business owners nervous. Much of that concern could be alleviated locally, however, as a new Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado online review process gains popularity. Nationally, the BBB launched an online complaint process, which shows… Continue Reading Local BBB launches online review service

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‘Shop Small’ on Small Business Saturday

The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center, the Downtown Partnership, the Southern Colorado SBDC and small businesses throughout the region have worked to bring specials and events on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30. Merchants and businesses from Cañon City to Monument will offer discounts and specials on the fourth annual Small Business Saturday. The event… Continue Reading ‘Shop Small’ on Small Business Saturday

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Starting Dec. 1, OSHA ruling affects businesses

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Starting Dec. 1, OSHA ruling affects businesses

Any company whose employees come in contact with any hazardous material is subject to a new ruling by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that goes into effect Dec. 1. The ruling requires companies to conduct safety training for employees who have contact with hazardous materials or chemicals. That would include hair salons, dental… Continue Reading Starting Dec. 1, OSHA ruling affects businesses

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Employers: Pay the piper, now or later

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Another order needs to be shipped stat, a client drops by, Internet service just went down, and an IRS notice arrives — your employee tax withholdings were miscalculated. Now you owe a hefty fine. Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common. Back in the day, someone would become inspired, start a company doing what he… Continue Reading Employers: Pay the piper, now or later

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USOC inks revenue sharing deal with IOC

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U.S. Olympic Committee inked a revenue-sharing deal with the International Olympic Committee that puts to end a long-standing dispute between the organizations and could result in a U.S. bid for 2022 or 2024 games. The financial agreement was announced today via telephone press conference with IOC president Jacques Rogge and USOC chairman Larry Probst, who… Continue Reading USOC inks revenue sharing deal with IOC

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