U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

5:00am

Wed March 26, 2014
Business

Retirement Could Bring A Wave Of Boomer Businesses To Market

Roy Hansen, left, has put his truck driving school on the market and is planning for retirement. “I turn 69 next month, and you know it’s just time to do it.”
Grace Hood KUNC

So-called “business brokers” match buyers and sellers for all kinds of small enterprises, everything from high-end hair salons to septic tank cleaning. For those in the business of selling businesses, 2014 is expected to be a big year across Colorado and the U.S.

When it comes to the recent boom, it’s, well, baby boomers who are mostly behind the uptick.

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6:01am

Tue March 11, 2014
Colorado Flood

One Road, Two Cities, Enduring Challenges After Colorado Floods

Neil Sullivan stands at the counter of his deli, The St. Vrain Market in Lyons, Colo.
Grace Hood KUNC

It’s been six months since heavy rain flooded 24 Colorado counties, damaging businesses, homes, roads and ending 10 lives. An estimated 28,000 residents were impacted and nearly 1,000 businesses were damaged or destroyed.

When it comes to business, the small towns of Lyons and Estes Park have faced a particularly steep road to recovery.

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10:52am

Thu October 24, 2013
Colorado Flood

With Help Deadline Approaching, FEMA Reaches Out To Survivors

Image of flood damage, Sept. 13, 2013
Nurpu Creative Commons/Flickr

It’s been nearly six weeks since massive floods hit Colorado’s Front Range. Although cleanup and recovery is now well underway, emergency management officials say there’s still work to do.

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