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Making a business attractive to buyers

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Making a business attractive to buyers

Start your engines — there hasn’t been a better time to race to the finish line in years. With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 each day for the next 18 years, younger boomers are looking to buy businesses from those ready to retire. Not only that, but the economy has roared to life — or… Continue Reading Making a business attractive to buyers

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Tejon feels downtown turnover

The new year is bringing new changes to the downtown business scene, particularly up and down the main artery of Tejon Street. A number of new businesses are taking root on Tejon, replacing some of the area’s recognizable mainstays. In other cases, businesses are closing and leaving behind vacancies. For example, the iconic Olive Branch… Continue Reading Tejon feels downtown turnover

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Blue skies ahead: Fort Carson benefits from revived funding, a sign of its stature

While President Barack Obama was signing a $1.1 trillion appropriations act into law last week, Colorado Springs’ reassured Army outpost was looking at a hefty check it is waiting to cash. Of the $487 billion that the legislation set aside for the Department of Defense’s fiscal year 2014 budget, $9.8 billion will fund military construction… Continue Reading Blue skies ahead: Fort Carson benefits from revived funding, a sign of its stature

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Radical idea for financing C4C’s projects

As debates go, the ongoing discussion over how to finance the City for Champions downtown projects quickly boils down to a few questions. Will Colorado Springs taxpayers have to foot part of the bill? Would that mean a public vote by city residents? And if they don’t, who will provide the tens of millions in… Continue Reading Radical idea for financing C4C’s projects

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Schaefers keep promises, make new ones

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Schaefers keep promises, make new ones

One of the older businesses in town with uninterrupted family ownership, Schaefer Agency has been around more than 60 years as an independent full-service insurance agency. “Most of our business is word-of-mouth,” said owner John Schaefer. “If we take care of our customers, they sell more than we do.” Schaefer’s dad Jack started the company… Continue Reading Schaefers keep promises, make new ones

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Yeager leads by example at Independence Center

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Yeager leads by example at Independence Center

Losing and regaining her hearing has had a profound effect on Patricia Yeager’s life. Yeager, now CEO of The Independence Center, lost about 50 percent of her hearing at age 2, but wasn’t given a hearing aid until she was 5. By then, the West Virginia native’s speech was affected, leading to 12 years of… Continue Reading Yeager leads by example at Independence Center

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Sanders has ambitious plans for 2014

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Sanders has ambitious plans for 2014

More than a year after Colorado Springs businessman Perry Sanders announced plans to spread his New Orleans-themed brand throughout local, regional and national markets, he says it’s all coming together. Sanders, owner of The Mining Exchange – A Wyndham Grand Hotel and adjacent Springs Orleans restaurant, said that he is working on two downtown renovation… Continue Reading Sanders has ambitious plans for 2014

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State legislation could expand community college degree offerings

Colorado’s Legislature is not only filled with measures aimed at increasing the flow of funding to all of the state’s higher education institutions, but also to those that prepare to expand the offerings of a select few. Introduced by Colorado Sen. Nancy Todd, D-Aurora, Senate Bill 14-004 concerns “the role and mission of community colleges”… Continue Reading State legislation could expand community college degree offerings

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21st-century forum draws crowd, teaches

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21st-century forum draws crowd, teaches

The next generation of entrepreneurs, investment bankers, scientists and doctors attended the 21st Century Skills Forum on Jan. 10 at UCCS. About 800 high school students from six local districts, including Woodland Park, converged on the campus to hear keynote speaker Kent Fortune, vice president and general manager of USAA’s Springs campus, and attend two… Continue Reading 21st-century forum draws crowd, teaches

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Magneti knows how to attract customers

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Magneti knows how to attract customers

The front co-working space at 409 N. Tejon St. is a busy, quiet, stark area, filled with people doing e-commerce in an environment that sounds like intense keyboard clicking. As a member of Epicentral Coworking, Magneti Marketing occupies Suite 106 of that address. The offices in Suite 106 are colorful and dynamic, with wild and… Continue Reading Magneti knows how to attract customers

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