Small business owners who want to do business with the government now have a series of workshops that will teach just that. The Pikes Peak Library District collaborated with Certify to Success and the Colorado PTAC to help small businesses get valuable information, which has not been as readily available in its entirety before in […]
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The 2014 State of the Region address, a joint presentation by El Paso County and the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, provided an optimistic, yet generic, review of the past year’s local economy. The annual event Dec. 11 at the Antlers Hotel featured little new information aside from an optimistic keynote speech by El Paso […]
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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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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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A small lunch attracting a smattering of local business owners has grown into a weeklong educational event with more than 500 attendees. Small Business Week, an event co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, kicks off June 16. The theme this year is “From Peaks and Valleys […]
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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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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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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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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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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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The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center, the Downtown Partnership, the Southern Colorado SBDC and small businesses throughout the region have worked to bring specials and events on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30. Merchants and businesses from Cañon City to Monument will offer discounts and specials on the fourth annual Small Business Saturday. The event […]
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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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