by Philip Galanes Every year, you’re faced with a quandary. Missing the office holiday party is not an option. You have to go, no question. But attending is filled with potential trouble. Will you, in the holiday spirit, say the wrong thing to the boss? What if your beloved makes a fool out of you? […]
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If you ask Paul York, a butterfly effect that led to Manitou Springs’ resurgence in the late 1990s began largely thanks to an errant cigarette in 1982. The general manager of the 142-year-old building now known as the Cliff House at Pikes Peak, York said a man then hired by the city of Manitou as […]
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Handprints of art class graduates fill a corner of Studio 101’s ceiling. Some of those students have gone on to study art in college and are now adult artists, said Rebecca Baum, the studio director. “There have actually been students who came here when they were only 3 that have now graduated high school,” she […]
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Randy Welsch and his son Galen are passionate about providing people across the world with clean drinking water — and just as passionate about how they’re doing it. Jibu, a father-son business created in 2012, allows entrepreneurs in East Africa to solve the drinking water crisis by creating ownership opportunities and partnerships for them to […]
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It may be one of the only industries with which every person on earth will one day interact. As such, Terri Flores-Brown, daughter Shelby Calleja and business partner Paul Wood know they have job security working in funeral homes. The trio own and operate both Springs Funeral Services locations, one on the northeast side of […]
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Small business owners and managers say government red tape keeps them from creating new jobs. A national survey finds that 69 percent of small business owners and managers believe complicated government regulations are “major impediments to the creation of new jobs.” Of those surveyed, 68 percent said that more businesses are investing in new technology […]
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Baby boomers are interested in starting their own businesses –  and SBA and AARP want to help. The U.S. Small Business Administration and the American Association of Retired Persons is hosting a joint event to help entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs who are age 50 and older. Gary Rasmussen, a franchisor who turned his life around […]
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Dave Burgess is a Michigan native who made his way to Colorado Springs via stops in Chicago and New York. A former high school and collegiate swimmer, Burgess drifted from his athletic passions while pursuing a career in information technology. He said it took a decade to decide that, if he was going to work […]
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The Colorado Springs Small Business Development center is warning small businesses that a phone scammer is trying to get valuable information from them. The SBDC said small business owners are receiving a call from the number, 889-777-1117, claiming to be with the State of Colorado Small Business Development. This group is asking companies if they […]
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By Lorna Gutierrez Two years ago, Sylvia McGrath had made up her mind that she was never going to work again. She’d just closed her restaurant in Fort Collins, Cilantro Grill (a fresh-Mex restaurant where everything was homemade), and was ready for some overdue relaxation. “It was a blast but really a lot of work,” […]
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Staying in business for a quarter-century is tough. Doing it in a field that changes as often as auto maintenance is exponentially tougher. Nobody knows that more than Marty Morales, one of the owners of Säbaru Motors, a Westside garage (and now used-car dealer) that for years has specialized in maintaining Subarus and Saabs. “Every […]
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The Small Business Administration has simplified the electronic loan application process, making it easier for businesses to apply for disaster recovery assistance. “Our goal is to provide support for those rebuilding after a disaster, and we wanted to make the process more user-friendly,” said SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills. “Whether it’s a hurricane, tornado, earthquake […]
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