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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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 It’s just a start, but Congress appears ready to help small businesses gain access to more capital. Last week the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Small Business Financing Investment Act (H.R. 3854), clearing the way for more small business financial resources. Congressional supporters said most Small Business Administration programs hadn’t been updated for 10… Continue Reading Congressional support for small biz capital

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Small business growth, struggles documented

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The small business sector chugged its way through a difficult recessionary cycle – at least based on a September 2009 SBA Office of Advocacy report. During 2008, there were 29.6 million businesses in the United States, according to Office of Advocacy estimates. U.S. Census Bureau data showed that there were 6 million firms with employees through… Continue Reading Small business growth, struggles documented

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City Bits

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EDC leadership awards The Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. presented its 2008 Economic Development Leadership Awards last week. David Jenkins, chief executive officer of Nor’wood Development Group, received a Community Enhancement Award for development of quality projects and exceptional corporate philanthropy. Economic Impact Awards for the largest positive annual impact on the funding for… Continue Reading City Bits

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The Small Business Administration will host an online chat at 11 a.m. tomorrow about how small companies can cash in on the economic stimulus legislation. SBA Associate Administrator Eric Zarnikow will host the chat. Participants can go to www.sba.gov and click on the Online Business Chat icon. Questoins can be submitted there. As a result… Continue Reading SBA stimulus chat tomorrow

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