The Colorado Springs-based firm Matrix Design Group is providing an Alabama police department with free munitions and explosives safety training. Matrix Environmental Services LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Matrix Design Group Inc., is training the Oxford, Ala., police department on explosives safety and identification of homemade explosives and improvised explosive devices. It is part of […]
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Colorado Sting Owner-head coach: Lester Robinson Employees: 1, with 25 team members and three volunteer coaches Website: http://www.coloradostingfootball.com/ First game: March 31 at the Utah Jynx. First home game: April 27 vs. the Phoenix Phantomz When she was 7, Sarah Boxley started a petition in her Virginia hometown to create a girls tackle football team. […]
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If you own a business you need sales, regardless of your industry or business model. Whether from new or repeat customers, sales bring in the cash that lets you stay in business. When sales aren’t doing so well, it’s easy to point at certain factors and say they’re to blame. Things like poor closing techniques […]
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A small Colorado Springs pump maker is determined to give the global manufacturing industry a run for its money. After years of developing its signature water pump called Genesys, sales at Multi-Duti Manufacturing Inc. are on the way up — it sold more pumps in January than all of last year. Now, the company, which […]
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Justin Hunt has proven himself quite comfortable both in front of and behind the camera. And while Hunt, the owner and founder of White Whale Pictures Inc., has been behind award-winning documentaries narrated by some very recognizable names in the entertainment industry, he also produces marketing and training materials for small businesses. Hunt, who has […]
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Since 2011, George and Anna Heidinger have been steadily working toward their goals: having a successful swimming club and building their own facility. They’ve already succeeded in creating a club, Pikes Peak Athletics, which recently received Bronze Medal Club status from USA Swimming for the second year in a row (only 200 clubs out of […]
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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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Small business owners could win big if they break out the video camera and turn it on themselves. Two national organizations, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Neustar, the  are sponsoring video contsts. SBA contest The Small Business Administration, in celebration of Small Business Week 2012, is encouraging Colorado small businesses to send in videos […]
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We all negotiate — all of the time. We negotiate with our employees, with clients, with salespeople, with our children, with car dealers, and on and on. Most of what you read on negotiating skills makes it sound like you have to be a certain type of person to be a good negotiator. But the […]
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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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Maxx HD Sunglasses was presented the “People’s Choice Award” at the 7th Annual Excellence in Local Industry Awards Tuesday. For the first time in the awards’ history, attendees to the event were allowed to choose between two local companies for the People’s Choice Award. It was RT Logic, a signal processing systems company founded in […]
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Entrepreneurs from around the state will meet this month to pitch their best startup ideas, and then work like mad during 54 hours to create a viable business plan. It’s Startup Weekend Denver Oct. 19-21 and entrepreneurs are preparing to put forth their best new startup business ideas in hopes of hitting one out of […]
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