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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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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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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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People on the Move

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Karen L. Newman has been named as the new dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, effective July 1. She currently is dean of the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond in Virginia Michael L. Hindman has joined First Community Bank as senior corporate lender for the… Continue Reading People on the Move

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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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Manufacturing community comes together in 2004

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During the past four years, Colorado Springs lost more than 5,000 manufacturing jobs, not inclusive of the 4,000 jobs lost in the high-tech industry. Colorado lost about 50,000 manufacturing jobs during the same period. Since 1999, 2.7 million additional manufacturing jobs have been lost in the United States. Displaced American workers are paying a price… Continue Reading Manufacturing community comes together in 2004

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