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Colorado Springs-based Chromatic Technologies Inc., which specializes in color-changing ink, has put a color-changing lion on the high-quality liqueur from Tuaca. The bottle’s lion, a brand image for Tuaca, was redesigned as a thermochromic feature for the label on the limited-edition bottle. The bottle, called the “perfect chill,” was created by tattoo artist Corey Miller,… Continue Reading CTI signs new product to color-changing ink technology

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The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are partnering to help entrepreneurs older than age 50 start their own small business. The alliance between the two organizations will provide counseling and training to the aspiring entrepreneurs. The SBA training, mentors and counselors will be available online and the SBA and AARP expect to train 100,000… Continue Reading SBA and AARP helping boomers start their own business

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Vic Johnson of Manitou Springs was a man with ideas. “I knew one of them would float to the top,” Johnson said. Now he’s a man with a growing business. He launched PVC Bendit a year ago. The growth started off slow, but has been picking up speed recently. Johnson is selling about 100 PVC… Continue Reading Local inventor builds unique business online

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Xpriori, a Colorado Springs-based firm that specializes in electronic discovery in civil litigation, has opened a Denver office. Xpriori is a provider of eDiscovery products, those which help find documents related to specific civil cases for law firms and corporations.  The new Denver office will allow the firm to grow a national presence, said Tim… Continue Reading Springs eDiscovery firm adds Denver location

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The nation’s smallest businesses continue to outperform large companies in job creation, according to payroll company Automatic Data Processing Inc. Businesses with fewer than 50 employees created half of all new jobs in April, while small businesses overall accounted for about 96.7 percent of new jobs last month, said ADP. The figures reinforced the notion… Continue Reading Small businesses created most jobs in April

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Some small business owners say they are having an easier time getting credit now than in recent years. The result of having credit has helped them stay open, hire more people and expand services, according to a Wells Fargo-Gallup Small Business Index survey released this week. Since January, the number of small business owners who… Continue Reading Small businesses feel better about access to credit

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Small businesses will soon have a new weapon in their arsenal – a free, online training curriculum for new and aspiring business owners. Sponsored by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the U.S. Small Business Administration, the program is known as “Money Smart for Small Business.” The training curriculum provides an introduction to day-to-day business… Continue Reading SBA, FDIC team up for new small biz training course

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Colorado credit unions are hoping that the U.S. Senate will vote this week on a proposal to lift caps on small business loans, which would free up as much as $260 million. Continue Reading Credit unions hoping for Senate vote on small business lending

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Small businesses aided by new lending fund

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Some businesses in Colorado are getting more loans than in recent years under a new Small Business Lending Fund. The U.S. Department of the Treasury released a report this week showing that Colorado banks have increased their small business lending by $79.4 million since receiving capital through the fund. The SBLF was established as part… Continue Reading Small businesses aided by new lending fund

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A new public-private partnership will allow small businesses access to more than $300 billion in supply chain spending. The partnership involves 15 of the United State’s largest corporations and the U.S. Small Business Administration, according to a press release about the new collaboration. Called the Supplier Connection, the effort was created by the IBM Foundation… Continue Reading Public-private partnership offers small biz opportunity

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