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PPCC challenges students to think like entrepreneurs

PPCC challenges students to think like entrepreneurs

Gary Schoeniger’s vision of bringing entrepreneurialism to the masses keeps growing every month, and an integral piece of that vision revolves around Pikes Peak Community College. Schoeniger, founder and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, along with Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Vice President of Entrepreneurship Thom Ruhe, were at the PPCC Centennial campus this month… Continue Reading PPCC challenges students to think like entrepreneurs

A local Colorado Springs entrepreneur is launching a marketing website for local businesses. Called wherestheegg.com, the site will allow visitors to seek up to $50,000 in cash and prizes hidden throughout the content of the site in the form of digital eggs. In exchange, they’ll see the ads throughout the site. The goal, says creator… Continue Reading ‘Egg hunt’ promotes marketing through online treasure hunt

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On the dimly lit stage at Johnny’s Navajo Hogan bar and restaurant, Al Ortiz stepped up to the mic and cleared his throat. He wasn’t there to tell jokes or sing karaoke. It was “Pitch Night” and he had five minutes to convince the audience that his idea about an auto parts inventory web site… Continue Reading Entrepreneur ideas still starving for dollars

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Franchise options fewer for entrepreneurs

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When Rob Taylor borrowed $5,000 to buy a Chick-fil-A franchise 21 years ago, he did it because he wanted to be his own boss. Franchising holds the same allure today and continues to draw entrepreneurs. Interest in franchise ownership historically rises during economic downturns and this one is no different. But buying one isn’t as… Continue Reading Franchise options fewer for entrepreneurs

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UCCS adds online entrepreneurship program

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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is now offering online entrepreneurship classes. The school’s College of Business has launched its Practical Entrepreneurship Program, a non-credit track program that includes 21 courses on subjects ranging from market evaluation to raising capital, legal structures for new businesses, writing a business plan and setting up an office.… Continue Reading UCCS adds online entrepreneurship program

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Front-line lessons in entrepreneurship

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Editor’s note: Sassower, former owner of The Warehouse Restaurant, is opening a new restaurant called Il Postino on Pikes Peak Avenue Sunday. Assume for a moment that you have started a few businesses over the years, and, as a result, you feel you’ve learned a thing or two. You know how to handle money; you… Continue Reading Front-line lessons in entrepreneurship

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Most successful entrepreneurs remember their first time like it was yesterday. In fact, the rush of excitement they felt the first time is part of their desire to do it again and again. What am I talking about? If you guessed that I’m talking about the “s” word, you’re right, SELLING. Most successful entrepreneurs remember… Continue Reading Remember your first sale as if it happened yesterday

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Anybody can be an entrepreneur, but not everybody

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I’ve been using this little phrase for a number of years to express the view that literally anyone can be an entrepreneur. However, not everyone should be encouraged to follow the entrepreneurial career path. This perspective has been fashioned over the years by both personal experience, and by a careful reading of the scholarly research.… Continue Reading Anybody can be an entrepreneur, but not everybody

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On plans, people and progress

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The Southern Colorado region, like many regions around the country, has reacted to the economic crisis by becoming introspective. Introspection can be a healthy thing, and often results in improvement over the long haul. For example, individuals will often become introspective after a financial, health or other personal setback. If correct conclusions are drawn about… Continue Reading On plans, people and progress

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Gary Loo, president and CEO of High Valley Land Co. and chairman of the High Valley Group, received  a Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award today from the College of Business at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs during a luncheon at the Club at Flying Horse. More than 150 community leaders, friends and family members were on… Continue Reading Loo given UCCS Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award

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