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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series with nine local stakeholders discussing their industries and how they’re preparing for the next economic downturn.  It’s an interesting time to live in Colorado Springs, let alone to run a business. Though the city’s booming economy might encourage increased investment, many fear the next economic […]
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Jenny Bazzetta and Stephanie Yu are preparing to host an event that they wish they’d been invited to when they were starting their businesses. “There are so many women with small handmade and craft businesses and not a lot of opportunities,” said Bazzetta, who makes and sells handcrafted confections through her business, BonBon Bombardier. “Business […]
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Startup business owners may find it vital to protect their company’s intellectual property, although some experts warn that it is costly and may take time away from actually developing the initial idea into a successful business. So how protective do entrepreneurs need to be while developing their business, especially in a co-working space? Not very, […]
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When Rim Technologies CEO Sara Kinney lit up the historic Michelle sign over 122 N. Tejon St. in the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 27 — a decade after its 248 bulbs went dark — it symbolized a dream come true. Now she’s helping inventors and entrepreneurs realize dreams of...
Business owners increasingly are realizing that they have the potential not just to make profit but to benefit their communities. From that concept, a new social impact economy is evolving. Social impact enterprises sell goods and services, but also have specific social objectives, to fulfill a primary mission or purpose. Maximizing profit is not their […]
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Despite a national trend in the reduction of business starts, local leaders insist this is a good time for startup companies in Colorado Springs. A handful of industry leaders say the local landscape is primed for startup success, thanks to a variety of factors. “We have a perfect storm of opportunity for startups in Colorado […]
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