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Cab company defied big competitor to advance company Springs Cab has proven that the Colorado Springs is big enough for two cab companies, despite earlier protests from its competitor that this should remain a one-cab-company town. Springs Cab just added seven cabs to its fleet and plans to be up to 25 by mid-May. That… Continue Reading Fare market: Cab company defied big competitor to advance company

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Colo. Springs attorneys taking on space cases

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Astronauts aren’t the only ones exploring the final frontier — attorneys are venturing into the unknown, too, with tasks such as establishing legal responsibility for space junk and protecting space craft patents. The practice of space law is growing in Colorado Springs thanks to the prominence of the Air Force, the Department of Defense and… Continue Reading Colo. Springs attorneys taking on space cases

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It didn’t take market analysis to convince Chris Copeland there was demand for another music venue in Colorado Springs. The silence told him everything he needed to know. So, Copeland bought the 12,500-square-foot former Pirates Liquor Outlet building at 3506 N. Academy Blvd. and will open a 500-person music venue, called Rawkus, in June. He… Continue Reading Music venue planned in former Pirate’s Liquor building

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Last week I was invited to participate in a “Fail off” — an event designed to embolden potential entrepreneurs and show them how to start up a company based on their own ideas. The content included a bunch of business owners (including me) going up on stage and publicly divulging their worst failure(s) in gory… Continue Reading Tech Talk: Let’s all remember to celebrate our failures

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by Pete Leibman So what are you gonna do after college? That’s the question that’s irritated you for the better part of eight months. Everybody’s been asking you and if you knew, you’d tell them. The thought of taking a job just to have a job makes you feel awful. You can’t imagine getting up… Continue Reading Book Review: “I Got My Dream Job and So Can You”

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People on the Move – April 27, 2012

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Matt Colligan opened American Water Damage, a water damage restoration company. He has years of experience in the home improvement industry. Most recently he was division manager of Champion Windows of Colorado Springs, where he set national sales records and earned the BBB’s Excellence in Customer Service award three consecutive years. Traci Hearne has been… Continue Reading People on the Move – April 27, 2012

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Kudos! – April 27, 2012

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Colorado PTAC goes “beyond the goals” — earns national recognition Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, based in Colorado Springs, and the small business specialists from Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases, the Air Force Academy, Fort Carson Army Installation and the Army Space and Missile Defense Command, were awarded The Secretary of the Air Force… Continue Reading Kudos! – April 27, 2012

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On the Horizon – April 27, 2012

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April 28 Community Recycling Event El Paso County, Blue Star Recyclers and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are hosting a community recycling day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UCCS parking lot No. 12, on N. Nevada Avenue, across from the University Village Shopping Center. Cost is $5 per passenger vehicle.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – April 27, 2012

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Editor’s note: This story is part of an occasional series about the business of aging. Baby boomers will change the look of Colorado Springs’ workforce during the next five years, and that will present a host of challenges for human resource professionals. Either the workforce will look grayer as boomers opt to stay in their… Continue Reading Human resource execs grappling with aging workforce

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Broadband Internet helping start-ups

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Taking the plunge into the waters of entrepreneurship can be invigorating, enriching and/or downright dangerous. If a startup succeeds, it means the owner is providing a good or service that others need or want, and supplying it at a profit. However, owning and operating a business is a risky, costly endeavor. Just consider that 31… Continue Reading Broadband Internet helping start-ups

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