Small disadvantaged businesses can get some face-to-face time with federal contractors and other small businesses who have been successful in landing government contracts in a series of matchmaking meetings hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The free Mentor-Protégé Matchmaking Conference series is set for Denver on April 11. The program gives small disadvantaged businesses […]
Colorado Springs is among the nation’s best cities for small businesses, according to thumbtack.com. The city earned a No. 1 ranking for the friendliness of its environmental regulations. The thumbtack.com rankings surveyed job creators and entrepreneurs to investigate the best places in the country to do business. The survey took two months and covered more […]
Affordable, accessible, sustainable — three words that go a long way in explaining the rapidly growing appeal of disc golf. “It’s been like a rocket ship,” said Shaun Welch. Welch, along with business partner Eddie Wooters, plans on capitalizing on that popularity. According to the Professional Disc Golfers Association, the sport’s national governing body, membership […]
The new space on the southeast side of 4669 Centennial Blvd. shows off Chris Lobato’s work. In it, crystal vases sit on Venetian mantlepieces, mirrors inside a stone frame, mantles seemingly from the past, new yet ancient architectural features. “This space lets me show what I really can do,” said Lobato in his showroom, a […]
One of the older businesses in town with uninterrupted family ownership, Schaefer Agency has been around more than 60 years as an independent full-service insurance agency. “Most of our business is word-of-mouth,” said owner John Schaefer. “If we take care of our customers, they sell more than we do.” Schaefer’s dad Jack started the company […]
Occupying what was formerly the Black Bear Country Inn of Pikes Peak in Cascade, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center has kept at least one component of the former bed and breakfast. “Serenity,” said STAR-Colorado CEO Bob Holmes. “I wanted to keep that tone. I wanted people to come and feel comfortable.” Located off the […]
It’s happened to all of us. We are told one thing by leadership, and then they do the opposite. One company had as its slogan that it valued its people, promised no layoffs, but 3 months later laid off 5 percent of the workforce. By the third layoff in 18 months, the workforce certainly did […]
Colorado credit unions are hoping that the U.S. Senate will vote this week on a proposal to lift caps on small business loans, which would free up as much as $260 million.