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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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Last week, the state Senate Appropriations Committee resurrected a bill that would phase out the taxes businesses pay on equipment. The legislation had been tabled earlier this month after a committee vote ended in a tie. However, the bill’s author, Douglas County Republican Sen. Mark Scheffel, appealed to Democratic committee chairman Sen. Abel Tapia to… Continue Reading State moves one step closer to ending a big business community disincentive

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Environmental stewardship is important for America’s 27 million small businesses — and not just on Earth Day. Every day is Earth Day for small businesses because entrepreneurs are on the frontlines in the battle to grow a green economy. Small business owners live, work and play where their businesses are located. They know their families,… Continue Reading Small firm innovation leads the way to a green economy

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Small business tax tips for 2008

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The National Association for the Self-Employed is encouraging small business owners to get an early jump on their taxes with top tax tips for 2008. Among the tips are: Visit www.NASE.org or www.IRS.gov to determine whether you should have your taxes calculated professionally. Determine whether cash or accrual accounting is best for your business. Always… Continue Reading Small business tax tips for 2008

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SBA launches fed contract guide

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The Small Business Administration launched a free online course this week, titled “Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts.” Designed for small businesses, small firms in underserved markets and women entrepreneurs, the Business Opportunities online course provides information about the $400 billion federal markets, contract rules and how to sell to the government. Business… Continue Reading SBA launches fed contract guide

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Small business day at the capitol

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Colorado’s small business owners are invited to Small Business day at the capitol to learn about legislation this year that could affect their businesses. The National Federation of Independent Business will host the event from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 11. The cost to attend for both NFIB members and nonmembers is $15… Continue Reading Small business day at the capitol

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The Small Business Administration’s new online assessment resources are intended to help hopeful entrepreneurs evaluate their readiness for starting a small business. “Small Business Readiness” and the “8(a) Business Development” assessment have been used by 125,000 budding entrepreneurs during the past three months. Based on the results, entrepreneurs are directed to the SBA training resources… Continue Reading SBA offers online assessment tools for entrepreneurs

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Executive Systems sells to Boulder company

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Executive Systems, Inc., a Colorado Springs-based executive suite, virtual office, conference center and live-answer receptionist provider since 1991 has been acquired by Office Evolution of Boulder. Mark Hemmeter, president of Office Evolution, said the acquisition expands his company’s presence along the Front Range to 14 sites. The three Colorado Springs locations owned until recently by… Continue Reading Executive Systems sells to Boulder company

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A proposed Small Business Administration rule would limit to four the number of industries in which women-owned small businesses would qualify for restricted competition status. The proposed rule was submitted for publication in the Federal Register Dec. 20. Public comment will be accepted until Feb. 25. The four industries are national security and international affairs;… Continue Reading SBA rule for women-owned small businesses

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Buzz with the Bs to address business issues

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The Better Business Bureau is holding its monthly networking meeting “Buzz with the Bs.” Speakers will discuss a variety of business topics. All meetings are scheduled from 7:15 to 9 a.m. on the second Friday of each month at The Caddie Shack restaurant at the Valley Hi Golf Course. Below is a list of scheduled… Continue Reading Buzz with the Bs to address business issues

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