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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Mix a plush Colorado Springs resort with a controversial right-wing extremist group in these times, and it becomes a powder keg waiting to explode. Cheyenne Mountain Resort avoided that potentially volatile situation by canceling the reservation of VDARE Foundation, a white nationalist group that had booked the facility for a...
Vine’s demise was sudden and unexpected, and news of the social media app’s shutdown spread like wildfire through the Twitterverse and beyond. Social media company Twitter pulled the plug on its project just three years after the launch, citing decreased demand and a lack of mainstream appeal. Not every business model can be a winner […]
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Intellectual property mistakes could sink naive businesses
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Two Colorado Springs non-profit organizations with a shared focus on the entrepreneurial community have officially joined forces. Peak Venture Group and Startup Colorado Springs have merged to become Peak Startup. Peak Startup’s mission will carry on the vision of the original two organizations: to create an innovative, entrepreneurial community in Colorado Springs through events, education […]
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After more than a week without the ability to process credit and debit card payments, Clara Paulson was forced to make a decision. Paulson, who owns and operates Organica Herb & Tea Company in Old Colorado City, had used the same card processing company for years before her service was canceled with no warning and […]
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Some small business owners in the Pikes Peak region who bid on products and services for El Paso County find the margins small and the competition fierce. Some say it’s not worth their time to prepare a bid. Others say they do work or provide services for the county, but they don’t make much money. […]
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At Tuesday’s Small Business Week workshop, “The New Administration: Policy and Possibilities Through a Small Business Lens,” panelists spoke about the effects of state and federal governments, recent changes and how those changes will affect small business owners. The panel was led by keynote speaker Tony Gagliardi, the Colorado & Wyoming state director of the […]
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Most measures of the Colorado economy are moving upward, said Alison Felix, economist and Denver branch executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The U.S. economy is also expected to expand moderately this year, she said. Felix delivered the news at the inaugural State of the Small Business Luncheon Tuesday. She was joined by […]
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Astroturfing — writing fake online reviews for companies — has grown rampant these days, making consumers skeptical and legitimate business owners nervous. Much of that concern could be alleviated locally, however, as a new Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado online review process gains popularity. Nationally, the BBB launched an online complaint process, which shows […]
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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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While growing up on a farm in Iowa, raising cattle, Tom Neppl assumed he’d stay involved in the family business as an adult. But after studying industrial electronics in college, he moved to Colorado Springs in 1985. Neppl, who likes to build and create things, was “driven” to work for himself, so he co-founded Springs […]
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