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Workshops teach how to sell to the government

Workshops teach how to sell to the government

Small business owners who want to do business with the government now have a series of workshops that will teach just that. The Pikes Peak Library District collaborated with Certify to Success and the Colorado PTAC to help small businesses get valuable information, which has not been as readily available in its entirety before in… Continue Reading Workshops teach how to sell to the government

Hisey paints positive picture; RBA sets process

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The 2014 State of the Region address, a joint presentation by El Paso County and the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, provided an optimistic, yet generic, review of the past year’s local economy. The annual event Dec. 11 at the Antlers Hotel featured little new information aside from an optimistic keynote speech by El Paso… Continue Reading Hisey paints positive picture; RBA sets process

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RBA paints positive local view

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A group of nearly 300 top employers across the area plans to add 4,839 jobs over the next three years, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance reported Tuesday in its year-end member investor briefing. Also, the Business Alliance is courting nine unnamed companies that are seriously considering relocation with the potential of bringing a total of… Continue Reading RBA paints positive local view

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Startup Weekend planned for Sept. 19-21

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Startup Weekend planned for Sept. 19-21

Entrepreneurship nonprofit UP Global will sponsor a Startup Weekend, where budding entrepreneurs are given 54 hours to progress from having business ideas to making presentations about the business. This particular weekend will begin Friday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. and culminate Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. It will take place at Epicentral Coworking space… Continue Reading Startup Weekend planned for Sept. 19-21

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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

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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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