By Darcie Nolan Business resources and community support are a big draw for startups in the region, while startup funding and government regulations are a challenge for some small businesses. Attracting new hires continues to be a challenge, hindering small business growth. Those were some local takeaways derived from the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index […]
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A group of nearly 300 top employers across the area plans to add 4,839 jobs over the next three years, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance reported Tuesday in its year-end member investor briefing. Also, the Business Alliance is courting nine unnamed companies that are seriously considering relocation with the potential of bringing a total of […]
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When Michael Leccese came to Colorado Springs in June 2012, it looked like the city was on fire. The executive director of Urban Land Institute Colorado had sojourned south from Denver during the Waldo Canyon inferno to participate in a national ULI panel evaluating Colorado Springs. “It was a terrible situation. … The sky was […]
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While working on a multimillion-dollar engineering project, you hit a creative wall. Timing is tight and the deadline is two short hours away. You need a break. That’s why the company has a swing set. Following the lead of Google headquarters in California, several Colorado Springs companies created fun workplace environments for their employees in […]
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For years, the small warehouses scattered throughout Colorado Springs have been of interest to marijuana purveyors — who were the only tenants prepared to pay the price property owners were asking.
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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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When they launched their information technology firm Navakai, Shawn Morland and Davin Neubacher signed their Small Business Administration loan on Sept. 11, 2001, at 8:30 a.m. As they made their way through the loan documents, Morland and Neubacher watched on nearby television monitors at Vista Bank as passenger jets hit the World Trade Center towers. […]
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Dennis Goldberg could have been a CPA or a Financial Advisor – after all, he has an undergraduate degree in Business, an MBA in Finance, and a law degree, all from the University of Denver. But through the Goldberg Law Center, P.C., started in 1985, he is able to offer his clients the best of […]
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Some believe there are sage business principles found throughout the Bible. “When you look at the word of God, he has an interest in us succeeding in every area of our lives, including business,” said Karen Conrad, the director of marketing for Andrew Wommack Ministries. “Most people are not called to ministry, so one of […]
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Go Code Colorado

Epicentral Coworking, located in downtown Colorado Springs, is host to the newest entrepreneurial movement in the state. Colorado Springs was selected as one of five cities to host Go Code Colorado challenge weekends, March 21-23. Go Code Colorado is a statewide public apps challenge to bring government, business and tech communities together to make public […]
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The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce has a new strategy, new website and new logo. And it all can be summed up with one word: more. There will be more information on its newly designed website, more resources, more events, more benefits. The women’s chamber, founded 23 years ago by Jan Weiland, released its […]
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Tyler Peoples has always been a fan of the hit ABC show Shark Tank. “I had watched Shark Tank forever,” he said. “That’s where I got all of my business knowledge from — it’s like a free, televised business school.” In all his years of watching the show, he never imagined...