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If you were given the task of creating a new governance model for Colorado, you might well discard the entire existing system. Continue Reading How to reach elected leaders: Play the game, it’s not difficult

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Small Biz Saturday promotes local shopping

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More than 100 Colorado Springs retailers will officially participate in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, according to the American Express website. Others who don’t accept American Express will likely take part as well. The event, designed to promote small local businesses during the start of the important holiday shopping season when events like Black… Continue Reading Small Biz Saturday promotes local shopping

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Despite growing uncertainty about its government funding, the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center is thriving, credited with creating 35,000 jobs statewide during the last four years. Continue Reading PTAC facing funding cuts, but standing firm for now

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Prosperent, Colo. Springs, gaining VC attention

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The high–tech startup Prosperent has gotten a lot of attention lately. Last week the Colorado Springs Business Journal reported that the online advertising company, planned to move outside the Springs market in order to find PHP programmers. Continue Reading Prosperent, Colo. Springs, gaining VC attention

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IntelliTec Medical Institute has helped launch thousands of careers. Now, the private college is hoping to help launch as many small businesses. Continue Reading IntelliTec Medical Institute launches small business classes

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People on the Move – November 16, 2012

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Jennifer Taylor has joined the Blue Star Recyclers board of directors. Taylor is long-time advocate of the organization and has been a strong supporter of its mission to recycle electronics to create local jobs for people with disabilities. She is a past vice president of the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation (now the Colorado Springs… Continue Reading People on the Move – November 16, 2012

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Kudos! – November 16, 2012

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Vandenberg named Ambassador of the Year Candy Vandenberg was named by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance Ambassador Group as Ambassador of the Year 2012. Vandenberg has served as an Ambassador since 2000. She is a 34-year veteran of the financial services industry and currently works with Ent Federal Credit Union as business banker. CVB honors… Continue Reading Kudos! – November 16, 2012

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On the Horizon – November 16, 2012

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Nov. 16-18 UCCS production The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Department of Visual and Performing Arts will present “(formerly)twobedtwobath” in conjunction with avant-garde artist Leeny Sack at the UCCS Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities. Performances begin at 8 p.m. nightly and will vary. “(formerly)twobedtwobath” focuses on sensory experience and perception of the world… Continue Reading On the Horizon – November 16, 2012

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ReClouding with a brighter outlook

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About a year ago, I wrote a column about how I thought the cloud was great until my computer crashed and I had to download everything through a tiny pipe back to my computer. It turns out there’s a better way to use the cloud. Let’s take another look at it, but with another year… Continue Reading ReClouding with a brighter outlook

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Aguilar Barber & Styling 4695 Centennial Blvd. (next to Marigold Café and Bakery) www.aguilarbarberstyling.com Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday — Friday; and 10 to 6 p.m. weekends. Number of employees: two stylists and five barbers. Brian Aguilar believes he can take a tried-and-true barber shop business model, which his family perfected over the… Continue Reading Hair-cutting family tree grows into Springs market

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