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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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Neumann Systems Group selects new CEO

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Neumann Systems Group has a new CEO, Todd Tiahrt, a former Kansas congressman who has close ties to the local company. Continue Reading Neumann Systems Group selects new CEO

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National spotlight: Pikes Peak National Bank recognized for work with local small businesses

Robin Roberts took a seat under some bright lights and the video cameras started rolling. Roberts, the president of Pikes Peak National Bank, talked about the thing she loves most: community banks’ relationship with small businesses. Community banks are small businesses themselves, she said, so they know the challenges and the needs that come with… Continue Reading National spotlight: Pikes Peak National Bank recognized for work with local small businesses

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A poll of Colorado small-business owners found that they were opposed to extending state sales tax to labor and services – but supported the use of credit reports in making hiring decisions. The National Federation of Independent Business polled members about state and national issues related to the way they operate. NFIB has 7,500 members… Continue Reading NFIB: Small businesses oppose sales tax for labor, Medicaid expansion

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Jussi and Shannon Saramaa created the Collection M jewelry line, which features high-end, fresh-water pearls from Scandanavia.
But until Koru and Company popped up at 224 N. Tejon St., they hadn’t found an opportunity to sell their jewelry locally. Continue Reading Koru Street pops up, offering space to local entrepreneurs

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Millenium Cleaning grows from online explosion

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Elba Ceilhan grew up cleaning. Both of her parents were professionals. They owned corporate office-cleaning businesses and her mother led housekeeping teams in some of the country’s finest five-star hotels. Continue Reading Millenium Cleaning grows from online explosion

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A new online portal has been launched by the U.S. Small Business Administration to accept nominations for its 2013 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award. The dedicated web portal will make it easier to submit and track submissions of nominees for Small Business Week 2013, and… Continue Reading SBA launches online portal for small-business award nominations

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