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Making a business attractive to buyers

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

Manitou digs out from flood, mud

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Manitou digs out from flood, mud

Tuesday should have been the pinnacle of 12 years of hard work for Manitou Springs artist Charles Rockey. It was to have been his last day preparing a book including more than 300 pieces of his artwork — with stories to accompany them. For more than a decade he’s been working on the book, titled… Continue Reading Manitou digs out from flood, mud

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Businesses across the country have received their official Economic Census form in the mail. Owners have until Feb. 12 to respond. The Economic Census is the U.S. Government’s official five-year measure of American business and the economy. Forms went out to nearly 4 million businesses, including large, medium and small companies representing all U.S. locations… Continue Reading Economic Census forms sent to 4 million businesses

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According to one poll, things are looking up for the nation’s smallest businesses. More than two-thirds of micro businesses – those with 10 employees or fewer – are optimistic about the future of their business and the economy. And half report increased sales or revenue during the last two years. Another 50 percent plan to… Continue Reading Small businesses optimistic about future, need more credit

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Colorado Springs area businesses, residents and nonprofit organizations are doing what they can to help with Waldo Canyon fire relief. Here are some of their stories.   Terra Verde, 208 N.Tejon, put out the word to its customers via email June 27 that it would match donations up to $5,000 for the Waldo Canyon wildfire… Continue Reading Businesses, residents, nonprofits rally for wildfire relief

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New rules guiding businesses about accessibility for disabled people go into effect March 15. The Department of Justice’s revised regulations work toward fulfilling the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was passed in 1991. For example, for the first time since the passage of the ADA, there are now accessibility standards specific to the  features of… Continue Reading New rules on business accessibility go into effect March 15

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Fort Collins marijuana dispensaries shutting down

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Medical marijuana dispensaries in Fort Collins are shutting down to meet a deadline imposed by voters. Police say they plan to begin inspecting the businesses Tuesday night to make sure the dispensaries are complying. The owners of six marijuana businesses lost their appeal to a judge to block the ban from taking effect. The judge… Continue Reading Fort Collins marijuana dispensaries shutting down

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BBB warns of phishing scam targeting businesses

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The Better Business Bureau has issued a scam alert for businesses. Businesses are receiving an email purporting to be from a bbb.org e-mail saying that a complaint about their business has been filed. The e-mail advises that the recipient should review the matter and inform the BBB of their position. From there, the e-mail directs… Continue Reading BBB warns of phishing scam targeting businesses

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Gov. Bill Ritter has signed a package of bills taxing everything from candy and soda to online sales. The governor says the money is needed to help close a $1.5 billion shortfall this year and next. The new laws signed by the governor on Wednesday are expected to raise about $118 million over the next… Continue Reading Despite last-minute effort, Ritter signs tax bills

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   DENVER (AP) – In the face of vehement opposition from business leaders, Republican legislators will have a chance to develop an alternative proposal to $145 million in tax increases for companies in Colorado. A package of 13 bills is moving quickly through the legislature, despite opposition from business groups across the state, who claim… Continue Reading Fight over tax breaks moves to the Senate

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