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Take a Turkey to Work day this Friday

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Take a Turkey to Work day on Nov. 16 is part of Care and Share Food Bank’s campaign to collect enough food to feed 6,000 families this Thanksgiving. Turkeys “brought to work” can be dropped off between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. at three Wal-Mart locations, the 8th Street store at 707 South 8th St.,… Continue Reading Take a Turkey to Work day this Friday

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Growth outlook bleak for manufacturers

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Manufacturing growth plans during the next 12 to 24 months Plan to expand business: 25% Yes 75% No Of those planning expansion: 21% Expand at current locations 20% Enhance customer service 18% Add new products 18% Add locations 11% Provide more services 8% Other 4% Acquisitions Small manufacturing companies don’t seem to be very optimistic… Continue Reading Growth outlook bleak for manufacturers

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The free downtown shuttle service could come to an end early next year. The city’s public transportation arm, Mountain Metropolitan Transit, had planned to pay for the shuttle’s operation cost starting in 2008, but proposed 2008 public transportation cuts to cover a $1.3 million budget shortfall include eliminating the shuttle service. Proponents of the free… Continue Reading Downtown shuttle service on the chopping block

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Small business continued to create Colorado’s new jobs during 2004. The updated Colorado Small Business Profile, released today by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration, shows that small businesses added 25,400 net new jobs during the latest year studied. “Small businesses are Colorado’s job-creating dynamo,” said Dr. Chad Moutray, chief economist… Continue Reading Colorado small businesses create 25,400 jobs in 2004

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SBA hands out $20.6B in 110,000 loans this year

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Already this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration has broken loan records, increasing total loan-dollar volume and lending more than 5.5 percent in underserved areas. The SBA approved 110,275 loans worth more than $20.6 billion under its two primary loan programs during the 12 months ending on Sept. 30, compared with 107,233 loans worth $20.25… Continue Reading SBA hands out $20.6B in 110,000 loans this year

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The Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for outstanding Colorado small business owners for its May 2008 Small Business Week Awards event. There are 10 categories this year, including the Small Business Person of the Year Award. The Colorado Small Business Person of the Year will compete for national honors at the SBA’s National Small… Continue Reading Nominate your favorite entrepreneur for an SBA award

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Small firms’ economic confidence strong

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Small-Business Optimism Index September, 2007 compared to previous month Plan To Increase Employment 14 -1 Plan To Increase Cap. Outlays* 29 2 Plan To Increase Inventories 0 4 Expect Economy To Improve 2 2 Expect Higher Real Sales 14 1 Current Inventory Satisfaction -3 -1 Current Job Openings* 25 0 Expected Credit Conditions -10 -1… Continue Reading Small firms’ economic confidence strong

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