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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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Joe had learning disabilities that made high school difficult for him. “I was good in math but failed everything else, so I just gave up and dropped out,” Joe (last name withheld) wrote in “Stone Soup,”  a publication of Pikes Peak Library District’s Adult Education Division. Adopted by his grandparents after his mother died, and […]
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Before choosing a restaurant or retailer, it’s estimated that about 89 percent of consumers first read reviews of local businesses. That number jumps to 95 percent for people ages 18-34, according to last year’s Local Consumer Review Survey by Bright Local, an integrated SEO and local citation platform company. “Reviews are the new word of […]
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This is the first year in which businesses will report under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017. Many of the new deductions and changes will benefit large and small businesses. “A lot of the provisions are very pro-taxpayer,” said Greg Gandy, senior tax director at Colorado Springs CPA firm BiggsKofford. “Overall, […]
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When GOALZERO was hitting on all cylinders, the recycling social-enterprise nonprofit was getting $300 a ton for its truckloads of cardboard. “Last month I sent out a truck of cardboard and got $90 a ton,” said Stacy Poore, chief operating officer with Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, which runs GOALZERO. “It’s not […]
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A unique public-private partnership could soon bring some desperately needed relief to the beleaguered merchants of Manitou Springs. Manitou’s City Council approved a $15,000 grant Tuesday to support a “Business Band-Aid” loan program proposed by the Manitou Springs Creative District, Chamber of Commerce and Vectra Bank. The partners plan to use the seed money, which will […]
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