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Banks making more small business loans

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Small businesses are waking from a long economic slumber — with renewed energy and plans to expand their stores, their staffs and their inventories. Continue Reading Banks making more small business loans

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The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are partnering to help entrepreneurs older than age 50 start their own small business. The alliance between the two organizations will provide counseling and training to the aspiring entrepreneurs. The SBA training, mentors and counselors will be available online and the SBA and AARP expect to train 100,000… Continue Reading SBA and AARP helping boomers start their own business

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Colorado Springs businessman James E. Hurley is the SBA’s pick for Small Business Person of the Year in Colorado. Hurley, president of JE Hurley Construction, will be recognized later this month in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Small Business Administration named winners from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. One of them… Continue Reading James Hurley named Colorado Small Business Person of the Year

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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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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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A luncheon held by the SBA and Score will feature ways to help small business. Scheduled for April 19, the guest speaker is Michael Chodos, associate administrator in the office of entrepreneurial development for the U.S. Small Business Administration, who oversees the SBA’s counseling, training and mentoring programs. He also is the head of the SBA’s… Continue Reading Luncheon features SBA entrepreneurial mentor

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Small disadvantaged businesses can get some face-to-face time with federal contractors and other small businesses who have been successful in landing government contracts in a series of matchmaking meetings hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The free Mentor-Protégé Matchmaking Conference series is set for Denver on April 11. The program gives small disadvantaged businesses… Continue Reading Small businesses get some matchmaking help on landing government contracts

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SBA: Customers want green

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Green dry cleaners, Green energy. Green puppy food. Green car washes. Green wall paints. Green grease removal. Green: It’s everywhere. It’s taught in the first grade. It’s at the center of many corporate manufacturing and marketing policies. And whether you believe in climate change or still have doubts, consumers are now demanding GREEN. Adopting environmentally… Continue Reading SBA: Customers want green

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SCORE relocates to technology incubator

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The Colorado Springs Chapter of SCORE needed a little more elbow room. The nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small business owners has moved its office to the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator on Fountain Boulevard. SCORE moved this week into its roomier location from its previous location at the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber &EDC. It’s new… Continue Reading SCORE relocates to technology incubator

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Federal funds available for Main Street Loans

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Colorado Lending Source, a nonprofit small business financing organization, has expanded its Colorado Main Street Loans program to serve the entire state. The Denver-based organization started the Colorado Main Street Loan program earlier this year in Northeastern Colorado. But thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Small Business Administration,… Continue Reading Federal funds available for Main Street Loans

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