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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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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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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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Another order needs to be shipped stat, a client drops by, Internet service just went down, and an IRS notice arrives — your employee tax withholdings were miscalculated. Now you owe a hefty fine. Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common. Back in the day, someone would become inspired, start a company doing what he […]
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Without a $3 million sales tax incentive given by the city of Colorado Springs, the Mining Exchange Hotel might still be a vacant, derelict building, said owner Perry Sanders. The economic development agreement with the city of Colorado Springs allowed Sanders and his partner to obtain bank financing for extensive renovations to the Mining Exchange […]
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Entrepreneurship nonprofit UP Global will sponsor a Startup Weekend, where budding entrepreneurs are given 54 hours to progress from having business ideas to making presentations about the business. This particular weekend will begin Friday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. and culminate Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. It will take place at Epicentral Coworking space […]
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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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National reports of the demise of pre-employment marijuana drug screening may not hold true locally, drug testers say, citing an uptick in business. “I’ve actually had more business since legalization,” said Chuck Marting, owner of Colorado Mobile Drug Testing. “What’s happening now is you have employers who have employees that are coming to them and […]
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Any company whose employees come in contact with any hazardous material is subject to a new ruling by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that goes into effect Dec. 1. The ruling requires companies to conduct safety training for employees who have contact with hazardous materials or chemicals. That would include hair salons, dental […]
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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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(Editor’s Note: Bring your difficult business questions to experts from the UCCS College of Business and receive advice from professors who have been involved with business research for decades. Have a problem? Send questions to OPED@uccs.edu.) Problem: As a manager with multiple direct reports, I find that I often avoid difficult conversations with my employees. […]
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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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