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Client Success Stories

The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center is always eager to share our feel-good success stories with the community. The success of our clients is the most rewarding experience for all the staff and volunteers of the SBDC.

Many of our clients want to share their experience with others, and give insight to the workshops, consulting, and guidance our organization provides them and their businesses. If you would like to share your story with us, please click the link below!

Kenshin Martial Arts: Dedication and Commitment

One meaning of the Japanese name “Kenshin”, depending on which Kanji character is used in translation, is “dedication and commitment” says Kenshin Martial Arts studio owner and chief instructor Dave Caban. “Only when you dedicate 100 percent will you flourish in martial arts and everything you do,” he says. “You have to put all of your heart into it.” That’s the type lesson students of all abilities and age groups will glean by training physically

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Poor Richards

“SBDC was invaluable for our Poor Richards businesses during COVID. An incredible resource not only for Patricia and I as small businesses owners, but for many other small businesses in our City that were going through this crisis. I know, because I am the City Council representative for the most small businesses in our City (downtown and the Westside). I heard SBDC referred to and complimented literally dozens of times. Many of us would not

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Inking Self-Esteem

“My passion ultimately comes from helping others solve problems,” says Cashmiyr Scott, co-owner and -operator of Chloe + Maddison Skin Studio, located in Colorado Springs’ Old North End neighborhood. “This profession allows me to use artistry to help people feel better about themselves, and that to me is priceless.” Cashmiyr specializes in a technique called micro blading, a cosmetic tattoo that replicates eyebrow hair, while her husband, co-owner -operator Rodney performs scalp micropigmentation services, another

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