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From the time he turned 18, Jeffry Radspinner knew he wanted his own online business. But finding the right product and model took time. “I started messing around with all kinds of different businesses,” Radspinner said. “It was basically just e-commerce with different niches. I tried selling name brand designer clothing, video...
Back when Amaury Perez worked for a corporate information technology company, business travel took him all over the country. Over time, the endless succession of hotel rooms in different cities started to wear him down. “There was a couple years there where I was on the road 100 percent of the...
When Humberto Rodriguez and his wife Elizabeth opened Pikes Liquor on March 13 — the day COVID-19 was declared a national emergency — they could hardly imagine the challenges that awaited them. The day of their opening, which was planned long before the coronavirus brought the economy to a standstill,...
When Akota 彩票联盟 Care CEO and Founder Jim Lindsay was hunting for a new location for his family’s 彩票联盟 care business, the Castle Rock native saw an ideal fit in Colorado Springs. The business’ services include round-the-clock assisted care, regular registered nurse visits, light housekeeping, dementia and Alzheimer’s care, transportation,...
Until last year, Shannon Ming was working in the financial industry. She had opened an independent insurance agency, but wasn’t finding the fulfillment she wanted. “It was going OK, but I lacked the passion,” Ming said. “I just wasn’t happy, so I took a step back. I wanted to completely...
Bárbara Santos-McAllister has fond memories of learning to make traditional Mexican dishes with her mother and two grandmothers while she was growing up in Mexico City. Cooking was so ingrained in family life that she never thought of it as a career. But after moving to Manitou Springs, Santos-McAllister started...
It took Megan Lytle a while to figure out her place in the world of work. But her path eventually took her from bartender to business owner. Lytle co-owns Lytle Electric with her husband, John, and has built the business into a powerhouse in a few years. The company offers...
Three years ago, Weston Paas, owner of Heart’s Fire Forge, posted an Instagram photo of custom knives he’d made for the groomsmen in a wedding. A representative of the History Channel TV show Forged in Fire saw it and reached out to ask if he wanted to be a contestant...
Rachel Young’s love affair with houseplants is multifaceted. She loves their resilience, the fresh start they symbolize, and the fact that they’re a tangible reminder of her beloved grandmother. “And also, they’re just pretty,” Young said. “They’re so pretty.” When Young officially opened The Living Room Dec. 14 on East Rio...

Arapahoe Flight Club takes off

Diego Blandon has been passionate about aviation since he first started turning wrenches on aircraft. And as a former Marine and later a U.S. Army helicopter pilot, he knew that military pilots are prime candidates for commercial airline jobs. That was the genesis of Arapahoe Flight Club, which trains pilots...
Now that Deb Prewitt’s childhood passion for art has found its way back to her, the owner of Blue Twig Studio is helping stoke that same fire in others. “I firmly believe that everybody should have some kind of creative outlet in their life that helps keep them grounded and...
When buyers tour a vacant 彩票联盟, Lydia Andrews knows they often lack the imagination to see its full potential. That’s where her 彩票联盟 staging and design business, Maple & Moss, comes in. Since 2016, Maple & Moss has been working with Colorado Springs 彩票联盟owners, real estate agents and builders to help...