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Is this a hot spot for young entrepreneurs?

Is this a hot spot for young entrepreneurs?

The Colorado Springs business scene is often perceived as unappealing for young entrepreneurs, but local small business experts — with successful startups as evidence — argue otherwise. “This is not necessarily a ‘sexy’ place to be in business,” young local entrepreneur Kyle Harmande said of the negative perception. “Young professionals from Harvard Business don’t graduate… Continue Reading Is this a hot spot for young entrepreneurs?

Groups to host event focused on hiring vets

Three Colorado organizations have teamed up to encourage local companies and nonprofits to hire veterans and will host an event Feb. 26 to iterate that point. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center  partnered with the Small Business Development Center and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center to host the day-long event, which will expose employers to recruiting… Continue Reading Groups to host event focused on hiring vets

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For the second consecutive year, the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado devoted an entire week to small businesses, providing workshops and networking opportunities, culminating with an awards luncheon June 20. The week’s theme, “From Peaks and Valleys to Powerful Pathways: Overcoming Challenges for Business Success,” focused… Continue Reading Small Business Week grows in second year, capped by awards

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A small lunch attracting a smattering of local business owners has grown into a weeklong educational event with more than 500 attendees. Small Business Week, an event co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, kicks off June 16. The theme this year is “From Peaks and Valleys… Continue Reading Small Business Week returns for ambitious encore

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The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center are hosting the 2014 Small Business Week, beginning June 16. This week-long initiative is designed to celebrate the awareness, education and recognition of small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Pikes Peak Region. The mission of the event is to bring together… Continue Reading BBB and Small Business Development Center to host Small Business Week

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Robin Roberts, a Colorado Springs business leader and president of Pikes Peak National Bank, has accepted an offer to join the gubernatorial campaign of Glendale Mayor Mike Dunafon as the Denver-area businessman’s independent running mate. Dunafon made the announcement Thursday night on his Facebook page. Roberts, who says she has been registered as unaffiliated with… Continue Reading Local banker Robin Roberts enters governor race as running mate

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‘Shop Small’ on Small Business Saturday

The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center, the Downtown Partnership, the Southern Colorado SBDC and small businesses throughout the region have worked to bring specials and events on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30. Merchants and businesses from Cañon City to Monument will offer discounts and specials on the fourth annual Small Business Saturday. The event… Continue Reading ‘Shop Small’ on Small Business Saturday

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New partnership brings out best in local scene

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Early this year, the first informal conversations about a possible collaboration started among the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center. Sometime around June, those talks began taking on more substance and focus. Tuesday, top staff and board members of the three… Continue Reading New partnership brings out best in local scene

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Early this year, the first informal conversations about a possible collaboration started among the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center. Sometime around June, those talks began taking on more substance and focus. Tuesday, top staff and board members of the three… Continue Reading New partnership brings out the best in local scene

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The Small Business Development Center will host a free workshop about flood and business insurance from 8 to 10 a.m. tomorrow, May 21, at the Business of Art Center in Manitou Springs. A lot of business owners have had trouble making sense of the current business insurance environment, especially as it pertains to flood insurance, said Ingrid… Continue Reading SBDC hosting flood insurance workshop

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