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Project sows Seeds for better community

One diverse crew of locals hopes to plant the seeds of change in Colorado Springs with their branch of a national community café movement that will soon hit the streets of downtown. Seeds Community Café is scheduled to open in mid-August at 109 E. Pikes Peak Ave., and the folks in charge have a vision… Continue Reading Project sows Seeds for better community

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The Peak Venture Group is returning to its core mission, reaching out to the community and providing resources to local entrepreneurs. Peak Venture was started a business resource organization, providing assistance and aid for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the area. With the departure of Loren Lancaster, one of its long-time members and organizers, the group… Continue Reading New PVG board chairman promises ‘return to core mission’

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While the Colorado Springs economy is looking to be on the rise, it’s still crucial fort small businesses to be hyper-vigilant about their customer service, marketing mixes and efficiencies in order to establish a strong foundation for future success. Taking a page from successful small businesses — and there are many in Colorado Springs, making… Continue Reading Enable your small business to achieve big success

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SBDC reaching out to small businesses in fire area

The Small Business Development Center will provide assistance to the small businesses in Black Forest that are being harmed by the Black Forest fire. The SBDC will offer in-person assistance at the El Paso County Disaster Assistance Center, located at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center on 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. The… Continue Reading SBDC reaching out to small businesses in fire area

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Colorado Springs gets A+ for business-friendliness

Colorado business owners believe the state is the most business friendly, according to a survey by Thumbtack.com and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. And Colorado Springs received an A+ grade for its efforts to create a business friendly environment, according to local small business owners. That’s an improvement from last year, when Thumbtack.com reported the… Continue Reading Colorado Springs gets A+ for business-friendliness

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Within the military-style organizational chart that describes the new Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, a group of volunteer foot-soldiers is deploying to small businesses. They are conducting interviews, hosting educational forums and networking. They were known as ambassadors in the old Chamber of Commerce model. They had launched Chamber University and Chamber Connect and hosted… Continue Reading Biz Alliance deploys new team to help local business

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UCCS to honor Murphy with lifetime entrepreneur award

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is honoring Chuck Murphy, a longtime business leader and community volunteer, with its Business Lifetime Entrepreneurship award. Murphy, founder of Murphy Constructors, will receive the award April 19 at a luncheon on campus. He’ll be recognized for his local successes and his community volunteer contributions. Murphy started Murphy Constructors… Continue Reading UCCS to honor Murphy with lifetime entrepreneur award

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Launch pad: Resources make Springs a better location to start a business

If a person has the idea, the nerve and the cash, Colorado Springs is not a bad place to start a small business. In fact, Colorado Springs earned an A+ in a recent survey of business owners who gave the city high marks for not having a lot of red tape. Experts who counsel small-business… Continue Reading Launch pad: Resources make Springs a better location to start a business

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A major revision in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program could equate to more help for small businesses. SBA now has tripled the eligible contract amount, from $2 million to $6.5 million, that the agency will guarantee on surety bonds for both public and private contracts. The higher surety bond guarantee limits… Continue Reading SBA triples surety bond ceiling, could help small businesses with larger contracts

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Leading local, national and global cyber security experts will gather in Colorado Springs to discuss the threats to local and national cyber security. Western Cyber Exchange will host the meeting from 4:45 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Mining Exchange Hotel. “This event is very important for the community and our state,” said Doug… Continue Reading WCX bringing cyber security experts to Springs Jan. 30

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