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When Stephanie Weber launched her Springs-based Internet toy-rental business in 2007, she had a hunch it would be popular. She didn’t know just how popular, though, until The New York Times featured her business, called BabyPlays.com, in a December story before the holidays. The business operates like a Netflix for toys. Customers buy memberships, which […]
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Michaela Hightower has been a professional party-thrower for more than 15 years and now is set to open her own event center
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Denver businessman Brent Harl, who helped grow Bruegger’s Bagels in Colorado during the 1990s, has bought the Colorado Springs Lawn Doctor store, making it his 17th location in the state. Harl bought his first Lawn Doctor franchise, which specializes in fertilization, weed and insect control, in 1998. Since then he’s purchased existing Lawn Doctor businesses […]
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Brother Luck (yes, his real name), is the proprietor and executive chef of the relatively new Brother Luck Street Eats located on West Colorado Avenue. Luck oversees all restaurant operations, including the sourcing and preparation of seasonal, farm-to-table fare, much of it from local distributors. He hadn’t always been the boss, however, as he recalls […]
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Julota provides software as a service platform that creates a virtual safety net in communities by connecting agencies and organizations that service the most vulnerable populations.
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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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More than 956,000 small-business jobs are at risk if the “fiscal cliff” can’t be averted before January 2013. Of those, about 18,838 are in Colorado, according to an economic report conducted for the Aerospace Industries Association. The report increases concern that the job losses will be spread among defense contractors and non-defense employers of all […]
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Two years ago Natalie Merrill had an idea for a small business. She searched online to see if anyone had already come up with her idea. “There wasn’t anything there,” she said. So, she launched Buttons ‘R Knots – it’s fashion for feet, she said. She was 10-years-old. Today, Natalie is 12, a student at […]
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Like so many establishments on the historic Westside, Thunder & Buttons’ foundational story involves local historian Dave Hughes. In 1978, when the retired colonel turned visionary entrepreneur turned Internet pioneer and community activist was busy preserving Old Colorado City from the wrecking ball, he happened upon a young guy who had bought an old saloon […]
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James Bevins’ alter super ego is the Green Lantern. His wife, Garnetta, leans toward Wonder Woman. By day the couple owns Heroes Hub, a corner-spot comic shop in Old Colorado City. But by night — well … they lock it up and go home. Even superheroes make time for dinner with their kids. The merch […]
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“Little Richard’s is probably the only toy store in the country with a liquor license,” mused Richard Skorman, seated at a back table in Poor Richard’s on a sunny winter afternoon. But Skorman, who with his spouse and business partner Patricia Seator owns the peculiar congeries of businesses that occupy the building at 320 N. […]
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Elvin Garcia made the move to Colorado from Miami, Fla., six years ago to work in construction with a friend. He lived in Loveland, then Larkspur and finally made the move to Colorado Springs in 2015. But Garcia sensed something was missing from the Pikes Peak region. That’s where friend and business partner Carlos Rodriguez, […]
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