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Small businesses will soon have a new weapon in their arsenal – a free, online training curriculum for new and aspiring business owners. Sponsored by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the U.S. Small Business Administration, the program is known as “Money Smart for Small Business.” The training curriculum provides an introduction to day-to-day business… Continue Reading SBA, FDIC team up for new small biz training course

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Colorado credit unions are hoping that the U.S. Senate will vote this week on a proposal to lift caps on small business loans, which would free up as much as $260 million. Continue Reading Credit unions hoping for Senate vote on small business lending

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Something is happening in Colorado with women-owned firms. They are opening at one-and-half times the rate as men-owned firms. Continue Reading Women conquering business challenges, facing new ones

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Millibo Art Theater is in an odd place for a theater — next door to Mike’s Garage and across the street from an auto parts dealer on Pecan Street on the west side of Colorado Springs And it’s a difficult business to be involved with. It’s riskier than operating a restaurant. Despite those challenges, the… Continue Reading Millibo Art Theater enjoying performance-based success

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Carol owned a thriving company. Her best friend was a bookkeeper and needed a job, so Carol hired her. The arrangement seemingly worked well for 15 years. The two friends remained as close as ever, with their families sharing children’s events and major holidays. Carol trusted her friend completely and gave her unrestricted access to… Continue Reading Take these steps to protect yourself from employee theft

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Our marketplace is volatile and constantly changing. The speed and complexity of changes that affect our businesses is only increasing. To lead our organizations in this environment requires a leadership culture that rests on solid ground, fully engages the workforce and their creativity, and can adapt and adjust to the many twists and turns of… Continue Reading Collaborative governance: The key to leadership trust

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Weldon Long was sitting in a prison cell when it occurred to him that his thoughts represented his actions. Continue Reading Local businessman, author to speak at PVG meeting

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Video contests showcase small businesses

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Small business owners could win big if they break out the video camera and turn it on themselves. Two national organizations, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Neustar, the  are sponsoring video contsts. SBA contest The Small Business Administration, in celebration of Small Business Week 2012, is encouraging Colorado small businesses to send in videos… Continue Reading Video contests showcase small businesses

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On a typical day from the headquarters of C&D Security in Colorado Springs, nearly 700 security guards will be dispatched to keep a watchful eye on some of America’s most high-value targets. The guards will screen thousands of employees and visitors through the X-ray and magnetometers at the Internal Revenue Service headquarters in Washington D.C.;… Continue Reading With 700 employees, C&D Security keeping an eye on growth

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Book Review: “For Better or For Work”

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by Meg Cadoux Hirshberg Your boss can be such a tyrant. He makes you labor extra hours; in fact, he thinks it’s natural that work has consumed your life. He’s a workaholic and believes you are, too. He’s obsessed with the biz, hopes you’re the same and by the way, he’s your spouse, so now… Continue Reading Book Review: “For Better or For Work”

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