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Encore entrepreneurships make big business impact

The youngest of the Baby Boomers have turned or will be turning 50 this year. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are nearly 80 million American citizens who were born between 1946 and 1964. One of the largest, most influential generations is reaching retirement age and, according to Elizabeth Isele, it’s creating the perfect… Continue Reading Encore entrepreneurships make big business impact

Colorado Springs Technology Incubator announced Tuesday that it will work jointly with High Altitude Investors to create a venture fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in the Pikes Peak region. The venture, called MashUp, “will bring together investors, entrepreneurs, peers, job seekers, and mentors in education, discussion, and networking,” according to the release. The partnership has planned… Continue Reading Organizations MashUp for tech innovation

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When hard work turns into hard cash

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Part 3 — A True Story: Using Value Drivers to Sell a Valuable Business. In our first article (Feb. 28), we encouraged entrepreneurs to “begin with the end in mind” when they start their business. A plan needs to be focused on the kind of business you plan to create over time. Then in our… Continue Reading When hard work turns into hard cash

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Roberts: Big believer in small biz

Pikes Peak National Bank has built a reputation for serving small businesses and entrepreneurs, and the bank’s president, Robin Roberts, wouldn’t have it any other way. She believes it’s not only a good business decision but also a good decision for the community, which is fitting for PPNB, a small but long-established community bank in… Continue Reading Roberts: Big believer in small biz

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Tech Incubator tends to business growth

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Tech Incubator tends to business growth

The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator helps budding entrepreneurs with questions regarding all startup issues. If a person needs a patent attorney, the connection will be made. If the need is venture capital, staff will take the steps to find the money. If the entrepreneur needs information on how to market, the incubator will help. The… Continue Reading Tech Incubator tends to business growth

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Colorado Springs tied with Bridgeport, Conn., for the ninth small city to “make it rich in,” according to CreditDonkey.com. Springs listed ninth thanks to its percentage of high income people (8.9 percent), it’s gross domestic product growth (11. 5 percent) and the 197 patents filed by city residents. “The area’s economy centers on military institutions… Continue Reading Springs ranks in top 10 ‘make it rich’ list

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CNBC has published a blog written by Denver entrepreneur Brent Handler, who founded his vacation destination club, Inspirato, in 2010. Handler tells the national audience that Colorado is like Silicon Valley and calls the state one of the most fruitful places in the nation for innovation and startups. He notes that 122 new Colorado startups… Continue Reading CNBC blog: Colorado, entrepreneurs and downtown stadiums

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Gov. John Hickenlooper is working to help startups in advanced industries by encouraging them to fail. Hickenlooper announced the launch of a new challenge with the moniker “Glorious Failure: In Search of Success Innovation Challenge,” a statewide business competition to encourage creativity and risk-taking in seven industries that include information and technology, aerospace, energy and… Continue Reading Entrepreneurs encouraged to fail in new innovation competition

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(Published 1:15 p.m. April 5, 2013) A pocket brain monitoring device, a luxury accessories line and a fresh fish farm using aquaponics could be some of the next big ideas. They are the three top ideas that took home cash prizes Thursday at Colorado College’s “The Big Idea” contest, where students were vying for a… Continue Reading Three winners in CC’s ‘Big Idea’ entrepreneurial contest

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Startup Weekend means business for brave ideas

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It wouldn’t be a wild notion to think that — in 54 hours — a group of entrepreneurs, who may or may not know each other, could pitch, develop and launch a startup company. In fact, that is the goal, says local entrepreneur Nick Lee. Lee and his brother Ian Lee are organizing Startup Weekend… Continue Reading Startup Weekend means business for brave ideas

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