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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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A  search committee is reviewing applicants now for the director’s position at the Small Business Development Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The committee hopes to start interviewing candidates in February and name a new director by March, said Venkat Reddy, dean of the UCCS  College of Business. Marcella Hurley, who took… Continue Reading Search committee hopes to name SBDC director by March

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SBDC’s Hurley out

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Marcella Hurley has left her job as director of the Small Business Development Center at UCCS. Her departure was abrupt, but Venkat Reddy, dean of the College of Business,  did not offer details about whether she left voluntarily or was fired. “All I can say is that it did not work out and that Marcella Hurley… Continue Reading SBDC’s Hurley out

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Veterans transitioning out of the military are choosing entrepreneurship. And, the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center wants to help them make the leap from military life to owning their own business. The organization is hosting a two-day workshop for veterans who are interested in starting their own business or expanding their business. “Based on… Continue Reading SBDC hosts veterans’ business planning conference

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After five years as director of the Small Business Development Center at UCCS, Matt Barrett is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. The SBDC offers business consulting and training to entrepreneurs. During his tenure, Barrett helped nearly 1,900 entrepreneurs and small business owners. There are more than 1,000 SBDCs in the nation, and 21 in… Continue Reading Small Business Development Center director steps down

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The Small Business Awards program and luncheon is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2888 S. Circle Drive. The event, presented by the Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau, acknowledges local small businesses and their contributions to the economic well-being of the community. The Small Business Person… Continue Reading Business tips, awards and sustainability all part of small business program

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