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Incubator eyes one-stop hub for entrepreneurs

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Gary Markle’s New Year’s resolution is to bring his concept of a central alliance center to fruition. Markle is the president of the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator, and he has been sowing the seeds of the Alliance for Economic Advancement center for at least a year. He thinks it’s time to reap the fruits of… Continue Reading Incubator eyes one-stop hub for entrepreneurs

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In Colorado Springs, fewer people have to look for work these days. Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment data were released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Dec. 29 for all United States metropolitan areas. In November 2003, 16,900 people were unemployed in the city. That number dropped to 15,800 in November 2004 according to… Continue Reading Employment numbers in Colorado Springs are rising

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With year-to-date sales totaling $110 million through October, Australia is Colorado’s 15th largest export market. Laurel Alpert, the division director of international trade for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, said the $110 million figure is a 16 percent increase from last year. The free trade agreement between the United States and… Continue Reading Colorado lands two new international trade offices

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Projects aimed at conserving Colorado’s threatened, endangered, and declining wildlife species are the focus of a new round of funding under a competitive grants program administered by the state Division of Wildlife. The DOW is now accepting proposals for the 2005 funding cycle of the Colorado Wildlife Conservation Grant Program. The competitive grant program, which… Continue Reading DOW kicks off new round of conservation grant funding

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The golf tournament registration process

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By John K. Darling Founder, SeniorFriendlyGolf Today’s article is the fifth in a series that explores how to conduct a successful golf tournament for non-profit, charity, corporate or any other non-professional golf event. In-depth information will be presented at golf tournament planning seminars to be held over the next three months at Colorado Springs area… Continue Reading The golf tournament registration process

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Thursday, Jan. 20 is going to be a big Colorado sales tax filing day. That’s the day all monthly (December), quarterly (October, November and December), seasonal (parts of the year) and annual sales tax forms are due from Colorado businesses. Sometimes, a business has no sales tax due or “zero” tax to file. The Colorado… Continue Reading Online Colorado sales tax filing available for 'zero' tax due filers

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American small businesses set a record pace of borrowing to start and expand their companies over the first three months of the current fiscal year, securing backing from the U.S. Small Business Administration on 23 percent more loans than in the same period a year ago. During the first quarter of FY 2005, which began… Continue Reading Demand for SBA-backed loans sets record pace in first quarter of 2005

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Vanden Broecke takes entrepreneurial route

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* Name: Kathleen Vanden Broecke * Organization: Effective Business Solutions * Position: Founder and owner * Hometown: Minneapolis * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Eight years * Education: Bachelor of arts in education from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. Sales training from the best, including Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey, Harvey Macay and… Continue Reading Vanden Broecke takes entrepreneurial route

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Promoting and marketing your golf tournament

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By John K. Darling Founder, SeniorFriendlyGolf Today’s article is the fourth in a series that explores how to conduct a successful golf tournament for non-profit, charity, corporate or any other non-professional golf event. In-depth information will be presented at golf tournament planning seminars to be held during the next three months at Colorado Springs area… Continue Reading Promoting and marketing your golf tournament

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Consumers are balancing their check books. Retailers are counting their blessings. Analysts are furiously trying to calculate what exactly happened during the 2004 holiday shopping season. Consumers were relatively slow to hit the stores this holiday season. Even as the hype of Black Friday loomed overhead, fewer shoppers than expected set out to purchase holiday… Continue Reading Web surfing and procrastinating in 2004 holidays (7873)

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