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Denver printing company Colorado Timberline abruptly closed down in September, blaming an unnamed ransomware attack for its demise. “We have recently been plagued by several IT events,” a message on the company’s website stated at the time. “Unfortunately we were unable to overcome the most recent ransomware attack.” This month marks two years since WannaCry […]
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For entrepreneurs looking to start a new business, find financing and navigate a confusing welter of regulations, just figuring out where to begin can dampen their enthusiasm or bring projects to a halt. But budding entrepreneurs in Colorado Springs now have an advantage that their counterparts in other cities don’t — a step-by-step road map […]
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The Colorado legislature passed and sent to Gov. Jared Polis more than 450 bills during the session that ended May 3. It will take weeks for Polis and his staff to review and decide whether to sign all of those bills, many of which were passed in the last few days of the session. Scores […]
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Dr. Julie Marmon, one of three owners at ER Specialists Urgency Center, will never claim superiority to a fellow physician. However, she does believe the Royal Pine Drive center’s business model affords her patients some distinct advantages. “Because of the way we’ve manipulated our environment and said, ‘I am not OK that patients get 12 […]
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Cybercrime is the greatest threat to every company in the world, and is now more profitable than the global illegal drug trade, according to the 2019 Annual Cybercrime Report from Cybersecurity Ventures. Cyber attack is also the fastest growing crime in the U.S. and, according to Rodney Gullatte Jr., small businesses are a prime target […]
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Rapid-fire cyber attacks and a shifting regulatory landscape are the “new normal” — and a traditional tech-focused cybersecurity stance isn’t enough anymore. Experts say prioritizing risk management and a law-led approach to cybersecurity could be the difference between an inconvenience and a catastrophic breach. For any business, it could also be the difference between post-breach […]
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The state of Colorado is working with local jurisdictions to tackle issues from transportation to cybersecurity, Gov. Jared Polis said at a town hall May 4 at Sierra High School. Polis spoke about projects he’s working on and answered questions at the event, sponsored by the Business Journal and sister publications the Colorado Springs Independent […]
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Editor’s note: This is the last in a three-part series examining partnerships between the military and the civilian business sector. In November, Peterson Air Force Base added 276 acres to the tract it leases from Colorado Springs Airport, bringing the size of the base to 1,476 acres. It was the latest development in the 52-year-old […]
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While local housing experts agree the rising rental costs in the Pikes Peak region need to be addressed, most do not believe the answer lies in a proposed legislative measure that would have allowed local municipalities in Colorado to set rent control policies. The controversial Senate Bill 225 is likely dead prior to its second […]
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The Pikes Peak Region Small Business Week had humble beginnings. Seven years ago, the Better Business Bureau and the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center partnered to bring a] 100-person event to Colorado Springs. This year’s 7th Annual Small Business Week will attract an expected 5,000 people from Sunday, May 5, through Thursday, May 9, […]
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Employee stock ownership plans offer tax advantages to business owners and incentivize employees to help their company prosper. But in Colorado Springs, ESOPs are little known and seldom used. According to the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center, there are only about 150 employee-owned firms in the state. Gov. Jared Polis aims to change that. On […]
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With full-strength beer seemingly “on every corner” thanks to new state liquor laws, some Pikes Peak-area retailers are feeling the squeeze more than others. “The meat department, the produce department, the bakery — it’s everywhere, in front of everybody,” said Jack Bachman, owner of Cheers Liquor Mart on Circle Drive. “The Safeway behind me [at […]
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