A childhood computer programming hobby gradually became the backbone of a business for Jeff Kronlage. Kronlage worked for a decade to grow his computer repair company before selling it. All the while he was working toward earning his Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert recognition — a certification considered by many...
Small Business Week offers business tips, advice Sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Small Business Development Center, Small Business Week of the Pikes Peak Region takes place next week and is filled with guest speakers, The week culminates on Friday with a guest speaker, New...
By Griffin Swartzell For many, slinging drip coffees and pulling espresso shots is something short term, a summer job after classes for high school and college students. And looking at the numbers, Vicy Stone seems like just that. She was 15 years old when she started working at The Daily...
Colorado Springs filmmakers will start a 35-day production schedule June 25 on the dark comedy, docu-drama, CREEP! The filmmakers recently raised $70,000, about $5,000 more than their original goal,  on the crowd funding site Kickstarter.com. The site collects pledges to develop projects in exchange for rewards, like posters, T-shirts and...
Small business owners are bottom-line oriented. They make decisions based on what makes financial sense. More times than not, however, doing right by their employees is just as important as the almighty dollar in the decision-making process. Small employers know a positive work environment means increased productivity, which in turn improves...
Some small business owners are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Arizona’s SB 1070, known as the “show me your papers” immigration law, which made its way to the Court this week for oral arguments.
BombBomb’s co-founder acknowledges that the company’s name can offend some people — and remembers when he first tried to open a company account, the bank teller refused his request. But Conor McCluskey says the criticism doesn’t bother him. He called his email marketing company BombBomb — slang for “You’re the...
A California company that specializes in healthy snacks vending machines is bringing on the java. Fresh Healthy Vending is selling gourmet coffee vending machines, which includes organic coffee. It's a part of the company's line of healthy snack vending machines, which will soon be in locations around Colorado Springs. “The Fresh...
Artist Rebecca Baum found that she works best in a comfortable, inspiring space. So when she bought the art education business that became Pikes Peak Artist Collective, she created a place where artists can feel at home. The studio on West Colorado Avenue is warmed by a double-sided fireplace. Large...
A new online portal has been launched by the U.S. Small Business Administration to accept nominations for its 2013 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award. The dedicated web portal will make it easier to submit and track submissions of nominees for...
Terry and Jennie Henderson, owners of Boulder Street Gallery, refuse to participate in the economic recession. That’s their mantra. Every day they open their shop, which is actually located on Tejon Street, and imagine new ways to defy the lagging economy. And that’s exactly what they’ve done. They’ve expanded the business from...
The things you can do in a 700-square-foot space are limitless, Lauren Ciborowski says, and with The Modbo she’s spent the past decade trying most of them. The Modbo is a cozy space tucked in an alleyway in downtown Colorado Springs, and as proprietor and gallerist, Ciborowski fills it not...