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Identifying and securing tournament sponsors

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By John K. Darling Founder, SeniorFriendlyGolf Today’s article is the sixth 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 two months at Colorado Springs area… Continue Reading Identifying and securing tournament sponsors

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IRS simplifies unemployment filing schedule

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The Internal Revenue Service has announced that it will require federal unemployment tax (FUTA) deposits only when employers’ accumulated FUTA taxes exceed $500. The prior threshold had been $100, requiring substantially more frequent deposits. Since the maximum annual FUTA tax liability per employee is only $56, employers with eight or fewer employees will be relieved… Continue Reading IRS simplifies unemployment filing schedule

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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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Springs foreign trade zone going unused

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In 1984, Colorado Springs established a foreign trade zone near the Colorado Springs Airport. Zone boundaries were later changed to the Interquest Business Park area because foreign trade zone board members felt businesses in that location were more likely to take advantage of it. However, that didn’t happen, and for almost two decades, since its… Continue Reading Springs foreign trade zone going unused

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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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Coach takes businesses to the next level

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* Name: Chuck Kocher * Organization: ACTION International Business Coaching * Position: President/franchise owner/master business coach * Hometown: Bergenfield, N.J. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: four-plus years * Education: It should never end! B.A. from Rowan University, MBA Penn State, Center for Creative Leadership, Leadership Development Program, AA Advanced Academy of… Continue Reading Coach takes businesses to the next level

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