Mac McClung was working Tuesday in his Woodland Park shop, Bad Rock Automotive, when a mini flash mob surrounded him and began taking pictures. The group, from Pikes Peak Area Rotary Clubs, surprised him with a check for $2,000. It was a collective business hug and the group gave out two that day and has […]
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Whether talking about a startup receiving its first injection of capital or the behavior of subatomic particles, momentum is a law important to both business and nature. Dave Csintyan, CEO of the Colorado Springs-based 501(c)3 nonprofit See the Change USA, has made it his mission to harmonize the two. See the Change USA was founded […]
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We all want speed, agility, adaptability, innovation and sustainability in our businesses, especially in these difficult, complex and volatile times. To attain these measures of success, our organizations need to take a look in the mirror. We are only as productive and effective as our “weakest link”. For some leaders, this may be a process […]
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In his research, one Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant executive found out that people in Colorado like to eat out. “Restaurant Management magazine named Colorado in the top 10 places to start a restaurant,” said Zeb Hastings, Quaker Steak & Lube vice president of franchise development. So for the first time in the company’s history, […]
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Tucked away in a downtown alley off Tejon Street is a simple, quiet workshop where one of the region’s few formally trained luthiers brings violins and cellos to life.
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Shannon and Rich Schur are fast talkin,’ number-crunchin’ auctioneers who can sell items at bullet speed. Together they run Schur Success Auction & Appraisal in Colorado Springs and have sold everything from cars and commercial property to cases of stolen Spam seized by police. To the inexperienced ear, bid calling sounds a little like child’s […]
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Homer Henley started Henley’s Key Service Inc. in 1945 from his basement. Locksmithing was a hobby for the late Henley, who had been a schoolteacher on the East Coast until the beginning World War II. “The country needed people to work on airplanes more than it needed schoolteachers,” said Paul Henley, Homer’s son and now […]
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SpectWare owners Eric and Tabitha Skinner were en route to the biggest construction expo in the country and their stomachs were in knots. They were about to debut their new crane inspection management software, SpectWare Pro, to 120,000 experts in the crane and rigging industry at the March 2011 ConExpo in Las Vegas. Everything they […]
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by Chris Komisarjevsky It may be just your imagination, but the phone isn’t ringing as much as it used to. People aren’t coming in the door quite as often, either, and you’re not sure why. It could be the economy, but that’s supposed to be getting better. It could be the market, or the fickleness […]
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Small business owners say their main concern is weak customer demand – not the regulatory environment. Owners polled said the number one thing that would lead to creating jobs – eliminate incentives to move jobs overseas. Reducing regulations came in fifth place. Small business owners see government standards as an important tool to level the […]
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The state’s Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee approved a bill that would make it easier for entrepreneurs to sell food from their homes.
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Aguilar Barber & Styling 4695 Centennial Blvd. (next to Marigold Café and Bakery) www.aguilarbarberstyling.com Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday — Friday; and 10 to 6 p.m. weekends. Number of employees: two stylists and five barbers. Brian Aguilar believes he can take a tried-and-true barber shop business model, which his family perfected over the […]
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