When Mayor Steve Bach was campaigning last spring, his business-friendly platform included vows to create jobs, streamline the development review process and end the business personal property tax.
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Einstein Bros. Bagels new location on a prominent downtown corner could be the first of several new locations in the Colorado Springs area. “Colorado Springs is an underdeveloped market for us, and we felt like it was a good time to expand in that area,” said Mike Ellis, executive vice president of franchise development. He […]
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  The outlook for the U.S. economy appeared dimmer Monday after a report that Americans spent less at retail businesses for a third straight month in June.   The report led some economists to downgrade their estimates for economic growth in the April-June quarter. Many now think the economy grew even less than in the […]
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A Colorado Springs middle school and a university professor are experimenting with a physics program that could revolutionize the region’s future workforce.
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Since the merger, 13 employees - nearly half the total combined staff - have resigned or were asked to leave their jobs.
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Colorado will receive $329,517 in federal funding to help the state’s small businesses export goods and services. The grant is part of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s State Trade and Export Promotion program. The Colorado STEP program, administered by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, supports small businesses with export development efforts […]
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The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is hoping local businesses will take out the newly re-designed city logo and try it on for size. Put it on a T-shirt or a ball cap, they say. Slap the new city slogan “Live it Up” on bumper stickers; use the art and slogan in company collateral; […]
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Colorado Springs as an economic hub is like an awkward-aged adolescent who is not quite a teen-ager and is no longer an adolescent – a “tweener,”  said a national expert who studies why businesses relocate to certain cities or regions. The Springs has a favorable reputation in the national business world with its decent distribution […]
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As a minority business owner, Rodney Gullatte Jr. says it’s important for his counterparts to get out of their silos. “I’m the only black person in most places that I do business,” said Gullatte, the owner of Firma IT Solutions and Services. One way he deals with that is to be highly visible in the […]
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Four out of 10 Americans say they are spending less before the upcoming presidential election out of fear that the outcome will affect their paychecks, according to a new survey by NetCredit. The people most concerned are those nearing retirement, ages 50 to 59, with more than half saying they are spending less in the […]
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ACS, a Xerox company, is planning to hire 225 people for its call center operations in Colorado Springs. Positions include agents and supervisory positions, according to Bill McKee, spokesman for Xerox. ACS was bought by Xerox last year for $6.5 billion. The acquisition makes Xerox one of the largest back-office service providers in the nation. […]
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Small-business owners are almost always concerned about finances, but they usually have other business challenges that also demand their attention. And they often lack the skills to handle them. Those owners and their companies can greatly benefit from professional consultants who provide expertise in critical areas of business where owners may be inexperienced. Those resources […]
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