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The drug testing business is booming, and local drug-screening company Conspire2Hire is set to expand into four states by year’s end. Conspire2Hire, which began selling franchises in 2010, sold its second franchise to an operator in Fort Worth, Tex., which is scheduled to open Sept. 1. The Texas drug-testing business will open in an industrial area, […]
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Entrepreneurs from around the state will meet this month to pitch their best startup ideas, and then work like mad during 54 hours to create a viable business plan. It’s Startup Weekend Denver Oct. 19-21 and entrepreneurs are preparing to put forth their best new startup business ideas in hopes of hitting one out of […]
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In a recent report by financial planning firm NerdWallet, Colorado Springs was included among the top 20 cities for female entrepreneurs. Colorado Springs came in at number 18 — ahead of Albuquerque and just behind Baltimore — according to a NerdWallet news release. The report’s results were derived from U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor […]
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Crowdfunding has become the new frontier for adventurous entrepreneurs looking to finance their budding businesses.
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Some great ideas are born in the nation’s universities and laboratories but never leave there.
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For many, thoughts of Las Vegas conjure the bustling Strip, bright lights and miles of contiguous retail and commercial development. That is not Maggie Hsu’s Las Vegas. Hsu is director of the Las Vegas Downtown Project and is chief of staff to Tony Hsieh, CEO of online apparel behemoth Zappos, an Amazon.com company. For the […]
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Wildfire relief T-shirt sales are off the hook. This weekend the group of local business owners who launched a graphic T-shirt sales project for wildfire relief hit latest goal of $500,000 in sales. The group has no plans to end the project, said Austin Buck, co-owner of CoPilot Creative, one of the groups that launched […]
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Note: the event location was moved to Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. A panel of Colorado Springs entrepreneurs and legal experts will discuss the pros and cons of the latest trend in startups: crowdfunding. The office of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is hosting a series of crowdfunding seminars across the state for Colorado small […]
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Peak Venture Group is launching a new program this month that aims to tap into the hearts and spirits of budding entrepreneurs. The group, which has provided mentorship to up-and-coming entrepreneurs since 2000, is hosting a series of “Pitch Nights” – non-threatening nights where people with business, invention or product ideas can come, make a […]
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Art Hardware is moving to 119 E. Costilla Street. It is moving its retail store within the same building, just west on Costilla from the current location of 402 S. Nevada. The move will take place by mid-October. “This is a better layout of our overall operations,” said owner Don Foreman. “It’s going to be […]
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TechStars mentor Tom Higley will speak at Peak Venture Group’s upcoming “Evening with Entrepreneurs.” Higley has done it all — from carpenter to music store manager, to lawyer to CEO. He is a Denver-based entrepreneur who has founded six tech startups. Now he is the CEO of Vokl, a company working to use smartphones to […]
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The recent resurgence of farmers markets and the popularization of the farm-to-table movement across the U.S. has led to a legislative change at both the state and local levels to craft Colorado’s business environment into one more favorable to small-time food producers. The change began in 2012 when the Colorado Legislature passed the Cottage Foods […]
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