Billie and Joan Harding still live on the property of the nursery they started in 1957. “We grew up in that house,” one of the Hardings’ two daughters, Debbie Bradley, said. Her sister, Sharon Harding-Shaw, added, “Our parents are getting older, of course, but that’s why we like that we are all just right here […]
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Will Phillips recently put on a seminar for kids who were part of a summer camp that shared a building with Entrepreneur Nation, a nonprofit he founded that focuses on creating entrepreneurs in at-risk and minority communities. “We talked about emerging technologies,” Phillips said from EN’s space on East Moreno Avenue, “[artificial intelligence], autonomous vehicles, […]
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Brian Durheimer got to know some of the staff, athletes and committee members from the Olympic Training Center when his Inertia Coffee Co. had a drive-thru location on Union Boulevard not far from the OTC. The business has moved to 406 S. Eighth St., a location with room for a café and the equipment for […]
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Since 1954, Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado’s purpose has been to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise and understand business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA is founded on three core pillars: entrepreneurship, […]
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One of the books I read during a major life transition was “Halftime: From Success to Significance,” by Bob Buford. It launched a movement of successful professionals desiring to transition to even greater significance. In the years since, I’ve reread it numerous times. The following concept has been meaningful for me and others as I […]
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PlanCOS, the city’s first update to its comprehensive plan since 2001, is intended to provide a framework for decisions about future growth and development. A public draft of the plan was released last week, and the city is asking business professionals to review the draft and give feedback. The plan sets out a vision and […]
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It has always been a goal of the UCCS College of Business not only to train future business leaders but to aid working professionals in developing the skills to help their businesses and careers prosper. Now the university is making it easier for business professionals to access the courses that can benefit them, their companies […]
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Traci Marques finds herself faced with a paradox. The better the job market, the closer she is to putting herself out of work. And these days, unemployment is near a two-decade low. “When I first started in 2012, the joke was we were going to work ourselves out of a job,” said Marques, executive director […]
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It was while working at her grandmother’s variety store in Oklahoma as a child that Sherri Van Dyke discovered her love of retail. “I grew up spending my summers with her, helping her stock and clean and learned how to make change behind the counter at a very young age, but also learned how to […]
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Colorado Springs-based Outwest Systems Inc. isn’t going to reach its crowdfunding goal of $100,000. “We’ve been learning some stuff about how to make crowdfunding work,” said Paul Weissler, the company’s president. “It seems what you kind of have to do is bring a crowd to your crowdfunding. You can’t just show up and say ‘Hi […]
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Zuleika Johnson grew up in the Bronx, the daughter of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, and the first generation in her family to go to a university. Today, as assistant director of development at UCCS, she’s helping to build the scholarships and support that help countless students swap struggle for success in their university careers. […]
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Among military spouses, the unemployment rate is 16 percent — four times the national average. And of those with work, many are settling for part-time jobs when they’d rather work full-time. It’s a familiar problem for women and men married to active duty service members. Deployments and frequent moves mean their career paths are constantly […]
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