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‘Shop Small’ on Small Business Saturday

‘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

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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SBDC moving to Citizens Service Center

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The Small Business Development Center, which is housed at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, will relocate to the El Paso County Citizens Service Center, alongside the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. The SBDC plans to be in its new office by April26. It will be on the first floor of the center, 1675 Garden of… Continue Reading SBDC moving to Citizens Service Center

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Fire memory fades, but help still available

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If your business phone rings and it’s Ingrid Wood from the Small Business Development Center, take the call. She’s not selling anything. She won’t try to fast-talk a small-business owner into something he or she doesn’t need. She wants to help. Wood knows it’s been nine months since the Waldo Canyon fire shut down businesses… Continue Reading Fire memory fades, but help still available

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Fund offers loans to Waldo fire businesses

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Fund offers loans to Waldo fire businesses

Local banks have teamed with the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and other community partners to offer $10,000 loans to small businesses that were affected by last summer’s Waldo Canyon fire. The loan amount is up to $10,000 at zero interest for 12 months and then 12 percent thereafter. There is no loan fee and… Continue Reading Fund offers loans to Waldo fire businesses

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When Nathan and Melissa Liljestrand’s remodeling business, Custom Creations, needed a bottom-line makeover, they took it to the Small Business Development Center’s Leading Edge class. The couple’s business plan has advanced to a state-level competition, where it will compete against the business plans submitted by 14 other SBDCs for a cash prize. The SBDCs 13-week Leading… Continue Reading SBDC program growing, sending local plan to state competition

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SBDC receives federal small biz grant

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The Colorado Small Business Development Center received a $100,000 federal grant to help support services for small businesses affected by the Waldo Canyon fire. The services available include loan packaging, marketing and business planning for recovery, assistance with the FEMA disaster program and the application process for the low interest Small Business Administration disaster loans.… Continue Reading SBDC receives federal small biz grant

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About three years ago, Jesse Russow wanted to open his own business, using experience gained from years as an entrepreneur and as a traveling roofing salesman. Continue Reading Small Business Development Centers seek bigger budget

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