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Young entrepreneur takes on cancer More than a year and a half ago, 11-year-old Cheyenne Dyess was diagnosed with a blood cancer called T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. She has since undergone rounds of chemotherapy and multiple spinal tap procedures at Children’s Hospital Colorado’s outpatient specialty clinic in Colorado Springs. In January 2015, a week shy of […]
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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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Former Manitou Springs Mayor Marc Snyder envisions a vibrant commercial hub at the east end of Manitou Avenue. Retail businesses flourish on the ground floors of new buildings, which also encompass office space and apartments. Sidewalks tinted Manitou Rose meander through the area, which is softened by landscaping and public art. Lampposts that mimic historic […]
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Venture capital funding in life sciences – including biotechnology and medical device manufacturing – decreased 22 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011 in the first quarter of 2012, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report. Venture capitalists invested $1.5 billion during the that quarter. Deal volume was also down, dropping 11 percent during the same period. When […]
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When Colorado’s entrepreneurial superstar Brad Feld told a group of Colorado Springs entrepreneurs it would take 20 years to create a thriving entrepreneurial community, they didn’t flinch. They got to work. Nearly two years later, there is movement and friction in Colorado Springs’ entrepreneurial community. Angel and venture capitalists are taking a good look at […]
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A local Colorado Springs entrepreneur is launching a marketing website for local businesses. Called wherestheegg.com, the site will allow visitors to seek up to $50,000 in cash and prizes hidden throughout the content of the site in the form of digital eggs. In exchange, they’ll see the ads throughout the site. The goal, says creator […]
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Two years ago Natalie Merrill had an idea for a small business. She searched online to see if anyone had already come up with her idea. “There wasn’t anything there,” she said. So, she launched Buttons ‘R Knots – it’s fashion for feet, she said. She was 10-years-old. Today, Natalie is 12, a student at […]
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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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Colorado Springs is no Silicon Valley, Austin or even Boulder. There is no venture capital coming this way. It would be a waste of time to pine for mega-million investments in hopes of becoming the next Google or Living Social. Yes, that sounds harsh. But it’s reality, said Chris Blees, one of three chairmen for […]
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As the dot.com and technology sectors recover from last year’s blow to the economic solar plexus, thousands of students enrolled in computer science and IT courses – along with seasoned industry professionals – faced diminishing job prospects. Fortunately, an entrepreneurial young woman with experience on the job at Digital Equipment Corporation, Quantum Corporation, and later […]
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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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El Paso County is ahead of other counties when it comes to planning for the silver tsunami, according to national experts who study the issue. Local community leaders are already rallying around the topic of aging trying to plan for the estimated 82,000 baby boomers, those over age 65, who will live in El Paso […]
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