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Monday, January 22, 2018
Pikes Peak Regional Building Department’s 2018 budget was approved by Colorado Springs City Council on Tuesday, but not before a lengthy discussion about RBD’s policy of giving extra revenue back to several projects and nonprofits that spent money on building permits in 2016-17. Councilor Don Knight even proposed an amendment to the budget resolution, that […]
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Bill Garden was seeking additional capital for his expanding business and discovered that getting loans for expansion was harder than he thought it would be. Co-owner of Peak Med, a family health care business, Garden wanted to expand to more locations throughout the state. He knocked on a lot of doors starting in April 2016, […]
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Credit card fraud can be costly to companies, but there are methods business owners can employ to limit their losses. It’s not a new problem, but most of the fraud now occurs in the e-commerce realm, rather than at the checkout counter. While so-called “chip cards” have mostly thwarted fraud in stores, identity theft and […]
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Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers wants more police officers and firefighters. City council agrees, but also wants to add more bus service and watering in city parks. All will likely be approved when the 2018 city budget is finalized Dec. 12. Suthers submitted his proposed 2018 budget to city council on Oct. 3, as required, […]
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Fresh from victory on school financing ballot issues at the polls, local school districts are already preparing to fund their most pressing needs. Voters approved funding measures Nov. 7 for Colorado Springs School District 11, Widefield School District 3, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 and Peyton School District. For D-11, a mill levy override will […]
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Small-business owners are almost always concerned about finances, but they usually have other business challenges that also demand their attention. And they often lack the skills to handle them. Those owners and their companies can greatly benefit from professional consultants who provide expertise in critical areas of business where owners may be inexperienced. Those resources […]
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Thousands of small-business owners from the enormous Baby Boomer generation are —  or will soon be — faced with the prospect of selling their company as they move into retirement. Before heading to the golf course or to hang out with the grandkids, those business owners have much to consider,  especially if they’re going to […]
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Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a celebration this time of year recognizing those who are no longer with us. In Colorado Springs, departed people are not the only ones celebrated on this holiday. On Nov. 1, Epicentral Coworking and Peak Startup hosted the third annual Business Wake to mourn the […]
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Small-business owners often want assistance from outside sources, and while that may come in the form of education on the many aspects of operating a successful business, the foremost need is generally financial. Community banks, big banks and credit unions are the obvious places to seek additional capital for a company, but there are also […]
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For some professionals, it’s easier to have a meeting with co-workers from the comfort of their homes.
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A fast-growing business without much credit history can still access cash and spur further growth by selling its invoices to a factoring company. It’s not a new process, but it is new territory for Herring Bank, which is starting an Invoice Purchasing Program. Herring Bank Market President Aileen Berrios, who works out of the bank’s […]
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Pay raises, replacing the city fleet and parks maintenance were the big winners when Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers presented his 2018 balanced budget to City Council Oct. 3. The $288.9 million budget is $16.3 million — or 6 percent — higher than the 2017 version. The 640-page proposal likely will be tweaked by city […]
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