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El Paso County is ahead of other counties when it comes to planning for the silver tsunami, according to national experts who study the issue. Local community leaders are already rallying around the topic of aging trying to plan for the estimated 82,000 baby boomers, those over age 65, who will live in El Paso… Continue Reading El Paso County a leader in baby boomer planning

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Weldon Long was sitting in a prison cell when it occurred to him that his thoughts represented his actions. Continue Reading Local businessman, author to speak at PVG meeting

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It can be a heartbreaking search for an entrepreneur with a great idea to find an investor interested in what they have to offer. Likewise, investors say it’s grueling to meet one entrepreneur after another who just isn’t their type. Now, they can hookup virtually on Invertual, a global matchmaking website that promises to get… Continue Reading Website promises hookup for entrepreneurs, investors

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Colorado Springs entrepreneurs, who’ve traveled a rough road finding investment money, may get a jumpstart from the JOBS Act, signed by the President last week. The “Jumpstart our Business Startups” allows small businesses to use the Internet to raise up to $1 million from small-dollar investors, known as “crowdfunding.” “This is a big deal to… Continue Reading JOBS Act could give local entrepreneurs a boost

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A luncheon held by the SBA and Score will feature ways to help small business. Scheduled for April 19, the guest speaker is Michael Chodos, associate administrator in the office of entrepreneurial development for the U.S. Small Business Administration, who oversees the SBA’s counseling, training and mentoring programs. He also is the head of the SBA’s… Continue Reading Luncheon features SBA entrepreneurial mentor

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Technology startup Oscium, which has ties to Colorado Springs, is grabbing national attention and being hailed as a company with a product that could change the world of electronics. Continue Reading Competition could put Springs, oscilloscope device, in technological limelight

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The Peak Venture Group will spin out one of its flagship programs, the Middle Market Entrepreneurs, into its own nonprofit organization with the goal of better serving early stage entrepreneurs and those established in the middle market. MME, which launched in 2007, will be an independent stand-alone non-profit entity under the Pikes Peak Community Foundation… Continue Reading Middle Market Entrepreneurs will stand on its own

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The entrepreneurial landscape in Colorado Springs appears to be on the verge of change with local business leaders tearing down walls, sharing information and pledging to build a city with a national reputation for budding entrepreneurs … Continue Reading Entrepreneurs banding to change the Springs scene

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Optimism is in short supply for venture capital and start up economies in 2012, according to a report from this year’s Venture View predictions conducted by the national Venture Capital Association and Dow Jones VentureSource. When compared to last year’s survey, forecasts from venture capital professionals are less confident and more measured – with only… Continue Reading Venture capitalist firms pessimistic about 2012

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Website to help jump-start start-ups

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Three local businessmen this week launched SpringsStartUp.com, a website that seeks to boost entrepreneurial activity by connecting networking groups and tracking start-up progress and ideas. The city has many different entrepreneurial groups that offer their own programs, but it’s hard to know which group is doing what, said Nick Lee, who co-founded SpringsStartUp.com with fellow… Continue Reading Website to help jump-start start-ups

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