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Small Business Week grows in second year, capped by awards

For the second consecutive year, the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado devoted an entire week to small businesses, providing workshops and networking opportunities, culminating with an awards luncheon June 20. The week’s theme, “From Peaks and Valleys to Powerful Pathways: Overcoming Challenges for Business Success,” focused… Continue Reading Small Business Week grows in second year, capped by awards

A small lunch attracting a smattering of local business owners has grown into a weeklong educational event with more than 500 attendees. Small Business Week, an event co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, kicks off June 16. The theme this year is “From Peaks and Valleys… Continue Reading Small Business Week returns for ambitious encore

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The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center are hosting the 2014 Small Business Week, beginning June 16. This week-long initiative is designed to celebrate the awareness, education and recognition of small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Pikes Peak Region. The mission of the event is to bring together… Continue Reading BBB and Small Business Development Center to host Small Business Week

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New partnership brings out best in local scene

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Early this year, the first informal conversations about a possible collaboration started among the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center. Sometime around June, those talks began taking on more substance and focus. Tuesday, top staff and board members of the three… Continue Reading New partnership brings out best in local scene

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Early this year, the first informal conversations about a possible collaboration started among the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center. Sometime around June, those talks began taking on more substance and focus. Tuesday, top staff and board members of the three… Continue Reading New partnership brings out the best in local scene

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One on One: BBB’s Noleen behind stronger Small Business Week

This year, National Small Business Week has taken a giant leap forward in El Paso County — and Marjorie Noleen is one of the people behind the push. Noleen, who is marketing director for the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, teamed up with other small business proponents to present a widely varied schedule of… Continue Reading One on One: BBB’s Noleen behind stronger Small Business Week

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Barrett plans to revamp BBB’s role

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Barrett plans to revamp BBB’s role

Matt Barrett jumped into the Colorado Springs business scene about seven years ago when he took a job with the UCCS Small Business Development Center — and he’s been a major part of the business community ever since. He left SBDC early in 2011 to take a job as COO of Graham Advertising, but announced… Continue Reading Barrett plans to revamp BBB’s role

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Latest scam is look-alike invoice, BBB warns

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The Better Business Bureau is alerting area businesses about look-alike invoices from a California-based company trying to bill for hundreds of dollars. The phony bill is actually a solicitation, BBB officials said. Businesses in several states have reported receiving an invoice from “US Telecom” for hundreds of dollars to cover the cost of a one-year… Continue Reading Latest scam is look-alike invoice, BBB warns

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BBB warns consumers of loan scam

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Colorado is one of several states with residents who have fallen victim to an online loan scam, allegedly conducted by a company called Qxlonline.com, the Better Business Bureau reports. The BBB has given the company an “F” rating. The way the scam works is consumers seeking loans are asked to provide personal information in order… Continue Reading BBB warns consumers of loan scam

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The Pikes Peak Region of the American Red Cross does not solicit donations by phone, through door-to-door representatives or via email. The Better Business Bureau is advising the public to be aware of all scams related to the Waldo Canyon fire. Residents should not give money – especially cash – to anyone they do not… Continue Reading Scams are heating up as Waldo Canyon Fire continues

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