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New Online Application for SBA's 8(a) Program

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has an electronic online application that will make it easier, faster and less expensive for small companies to apply for 8(a) Business Development and Small Disadvantaged Business certification directly from SBA’s Web site. SBA Administrator Hector V. Barreto said the automated application will substantially reduce the time and cost burdens… Continue Reading New Online Application for SBA's 8(a) Program

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The loss of manufacturing jobs in the United States is intensified by what the Colorado Springs Manufacturing Task Force refers to as “the decrease of U.S. preeminence in technology” and the number of students seeking engineering and science degrees. According to the August task force summary, in 1999, there were 220,000 bachelor’s degrees conferred in… Continue Reading Manufacturers must market their business and products

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Economic forecasters don’t have a crystal ball nor do they predict the economic ebb and flow with tarot cards. They rely on a bit of common sense and plenty of what they refer to as “economic indicators.” And 2005 economic indicators appear to be a mixed bag, with a few clouds lingering amid bluer skies… Continue Reading Economic forecast '05: The good, the bad and the ugly

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Lieutenant governor addresses chamber women

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Lt. Gov. Jane Norton spoke at the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council luncheon on Sept. 22. Addressing an audience of more than 200 – both genders, Norton drew parallels between women in business and women in government. “We have a lot in common,” she said. “The majority of women legislators –… Continue Reading Lieutenant governor addresses chamber women

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Tri-Lakes Business Expo

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The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce held its fourth annual business exposition Sept. 21 at the Pine Crest Event Center in Palmer Lake. Unexpected snowfall did not dampen the spirits of the 75 booth participants and the people who wandered through the lodge-like setting to peruse the businesses. “Each year this event continues to grow,” said… Continue Reading Tri-Lakes Business Expo

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Attention Golf Committee Tournament Chairmen and Coordinators: to list your tournament access http://www.SeniorFriendlyGolf.com, complete the list request at the bottom of the tournament list, and submit online. The Colorado Springs Business Journal will publish the listings weekly. LIST YOUR 2005 DATE OR TENTATIVE TOURNAMENT DATE NOW! Submit your 2005 tournament information, even though it may… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments: Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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People on the Move

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Steven F. Cutter CLU, ChFC, MSFS, MSM, has joined Strategic Financial Partners as vice president advanced planning. He specializes in business continuation, executive compensation, retirement plan design and estate planning. Robert A. “Bob” Paydo MBA has joined Strategic Financial Partners as a financial representative. He specializes in financial planning for people with disabilities and special… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Consumer Alert: Beware of Ad for Courier Jobs

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If you’re looking for a job in this job market beware of who you give your personal information to. An employment ad, advertising for “courier” and “errand runners” is again running in local papers. But to apply for the job you must first give your valuable personal information, which then gives the company access to… Continue Reading Consumer Alert: Beware of Ad for Courier Jobs

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A grant search company is still at work trying to bilk consumers of money while promising them thousands of dollars! The Better Business Bureau has received numerous calls from consumers inquiring about Consumer Grants USA. The “grant search” company is calling Colorado Springs residents offering them grant money. The company ropes people in with the… Continue Reading Consumer Alert:: Questionable grant search company soliciting information

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Many times after a community has been hit by severe weather, “storm chasers” come into the area to take advantage of the situation. It appears this has happened in the Southern Colorado region. Shortly after the hailstorms that ravaged our community, a roofing company by the name of H.L. Bosche showed up in town. Consumers… Continue Reading Consumer Alert: Roofing business not 'covering' its tracks

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