Moondog Music Owner: Mike Judge Employees: Two, part-time Website: Moondogmusicshop.com Address, phone: 10 S. 25th St., 634-7425 If there’s one word that describes Mike Judge’s approach to business, it’s “mellow.” Judge opened Moondog Music Shop in Old Colorado City about six months ago, and it’s definitely easy come, easy go. He opens “around 11” and […]
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Less than two years after her soups hit the shelves of Whole Foods, Kelly Strong’s business has become a hive of activity. And it all started with bees. Nearly a decade ago — after going through a divorce and leaving her career in the software industry — Strong started making homemade granola based on her […]
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Have you ever been a coach for a sports team? A team at work? A friend? I coach the Air Force Academy equestrian team in addition to my business and executive coaching roles, and I find many similarities. Coaching both athletes and business people involves encouragement, goal setting, deadlines, and some gentle reminding when necessary. […]
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When the gavel comes down at the close of each bidding war, a hush comes over the crowd — then those interested move to the next item and start again. Such is the life of Bill Neal and his wife Paula, who have owned and operated Ross Auction Inc. in downtown Colorado Springs for the […]
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The Colorado Springs chapter of SCORE finds itself in the proverbial “Catch 22.” Word is getting out about the organization, which provides business mentoring to people who want to start a business and those who own their business. People are signing up for the 118 workshops hosted each year by SCORE where they can learn […]
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The Colorado Health Benefits Exchange will give small-business owners and their employees more flexibility and more insurance choices. So far, business groups say they like what they see from the group responsible for setting up the exchange. “The exchange is market-driven, and employers and employees will be able to choose which plan fits them best,” […]
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What’s not to love about working at Phenix Salon Suites? That’s the feeling of stylist Courtney Knight, who’s worked at Phenix since it opened in Colorado Springs more than six years ago. She likes having her own space, separated by walls, to offer her clients “undivided, pampered attention,” Knight said. Phenix Salon Suites operates with […]
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Tucked into a small space in an office strip mall off North Powers Boulevard is a tiny computer repair shop, Compete PC Support. Its physical space defines small business. Its owner, Harvard graduate Vince Johnson, wants to keep the space small to maintain low overhead and keep prices lower for his customers. Large technology stores […]
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Paul Hasty believes leaders should also serve — and he does that every day as owner of Spoiler Dude, an automobile detailing and window-tinting business located just off Galley Road in eastern Colorado Springs. Hasty started Spoiler Dude 16 years ago after a career in the Army. His career took him to Fitzsimons Army Medical […]
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Weldon Long was sitting in a prison cell when it occurred to him that his thoughts represented his actions.
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Women-owned small businesses will have greater access to federal contracting opportunities as a result of changes included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. Changes were made to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program, which include removing the anticipated award price of the contract thresholds for women-owned small businesses […]
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Unfortunately for Bart Combs, the stories about why he’s so good at his job are the stories he can’t discuss. Combs, owner of SOLKOA, Inc. and its newest line, SOLKOA Survival Systems, said some specifics of what he’s done and whom he’s done it for are best left in the shadows. “There are many things […]
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