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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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When Mark Zuckerberg sat in his dorm room and created Facebook he probably had no idea the pressure he would create for small businesses. These days, small business owners are constantly told if they are not on Facebook and other social media networking sites then their business will die. There’s a frenzy to get “likes”… Continue Reading Customer service is key to being ‘liked’ and growing

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Maxx HD signs new licensing agreement

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Maxx HD Sunglasses has signed a licensing agreement with Licensing Resource Group, a trademark management company. Licensing Resource Group provides license-management services to more than 180 colleges and universities, athletic conferences and special properties nationwide. MaxxHD will develop a line of sunglasses with matching school colors and insignias for licensed colleges and universities. “We have… Continue Reading Maxx HD signs new licensing agreement

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Small business owners are expecting a slight bump in holiday sales this year and about 40 percent of them are expecting the majority of their sales to be done online. The National Retail Federation is predicting a small increase of 4.1 percent in holiday sales. Meanwhile, about 43 percent of small business owners say they… Continue Reading Small businesses predict an increase in holiday sales

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