The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center strives to help grow local enterprise, but to do that, it has to generate awareness about its services. “We need to make it easier for people — business owners — to come see us,” said Aikta Marcoulier, the director of Pikes Peak SBDC. The organization’s addition of two […]
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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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As manager of Ent Credit Union in Monument, Cindy Abrams has seen more counterfeit cash in the last two months than she’s seen in the previous 13 years working in financial institutions. “In the last month, we’ve caught probably close to 10 counterfeit bills,” she said. “It’s been pretty bad up here.” Ent Credit Union […]
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It was the day before New Year’s Eve, and Melissa Chapman had just signed a lease for her very first business. That’s when it hit her. “I was walking to my car, and I was bawling my eyes out. It was like the day I’d left the hospital with my daughter,” the owner of Melissa’s […]
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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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Intellectual property mistakes could sink naive businesses
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