Category: Idea Accelerator with Lauren Collier

How to be a Commercial Photographer with Nicole York

October 31, 2017 1 min to read

How to be a Commercial Photographer with Nicole York

Category : Idea Accelerator with Lauren Collier

Ever since she was little, Nicole has been trying to create what was in her imagination, whether through words or imagery. Her tool of choice used to be a pencil, but once she got a camera in her hands she never looked back.  Nicole’s artistic approach to photography has gotten her images on the covers of magazines, and she’s a...

How a Custom Gifting Company Serves Business Owners with Ann Pappas

October 24, 2017 1 min to read

How a Custom Gifting Company Serves Business Owners with Ann Pappas

Category : Idea Accelerator with Lauren Collier

Ann Pappas owns two small retail businesses: The Friendly Box Company and Bohemian Closet. With Friendly Box, she creates custom corporate gift boxes filled with local Colorado goods. And with Bohemian Closet, she extends her creativity in helping people look their best by styling them with clothes and accessories.   Topics Discu...

How to Focus on Stakeholders and Build Stunning Websites with Alex Belding

October 17, 2017 1 min to read

How to Focus on Stakeholders and Build Stunning Websites with Alex Belding

Category : Idea Accelerator with Lauren Collier

Alex Belding is the founder and CEO of Mad Crane Marketing powered by WebriQ. He started Mad Crane Marketing to tackle the DIY dilemma of web design and digital marketing. He believes that business is about more than just the bottom line. Committed to focusing on the stake holders, he aspires to be like Yvon Chouinard and say, R...

How to Open a Boutique That Gives Back with Tina Schwaner

October 10, 2017 1 min to read

How to Open a Boutique That Gives Back with Tina Schwaner

Category : Idea Accelerator with Lauren Collier

Tina Schwaner is the owner of Frayla Boutique, which focuses on mindful products and values giving back to the community. Five years ago, she chased her entrepreneurial dreams and is now celebrating six-months at a newly-opened location in Downtown Colorado Springs. Recently partnered with The Hanger, a non-profit that helps chi...

How to get Started in the Practice of Law with Joi Kush

October 3, 2017 1 min to read

How to get Started in the Practice of Law with Joi Kush

Category : Idea Accelerator with Lauren Collier

Joi Kush is a partner at Johnson Kush, P.C., a family law firm that handles divorces and other family-related cases. During law school, she was a judicial intern for the Honorable Robert Littlefield, U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court, a legal fellow at the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, Vehicular Crimes Unit, and an intern/...

How to Start a Tech Startup in Colorado Springs with Paul Nielsen

September 26, 2017 1 min to read

How to Start a Tech Startup in Colorado Springs with Paul Nielsen

Category : Idea Accelerator with Lauren Collier

Paul Nielson began his career as a Data Systems Technician Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service. He spent three decades developing data-centric software for various clients, and is a best-selling tech author. He now runs his own tech company, Tejon Tech, which specializes in database applications.  Topics Discussed:  ...

How Copywriting Accelerates Your Business with Natalie Gowen

September 19, 2017 1 min to read

How Copywriting Accelerates Your Business with Natalie Gowen

Category : Idea Accelerator with Lauren Collier

Today’s featured thought leader is Natalie Gowen, a brand strategist and content coach. She started writing for onlineand print outlets in 2007 and is published on top copywriting and industry sites and local newspapers, including the Colorado Springs Gazette. In 2013, she launched her copywriting and web design firm, Moxie Tonic,...

How to be an Artist with Jon Khoury

September 12, 2017 1 min to read

How to be an Artist with Jon Khoury

Category : Idea Accelerator with Lauren Collier

Jon Khoury is the Executive Director of Cottonwood Center for the Arts, and is a board member of The Downtown Partnership, The Colorado Springs Public Market and Board President of The Public Arts Commission. A Colorado College Graduate, class of 1984, he’s thrilled to be back in Colorado Springs, helping move the city forward by...

How to Build an Award-Winning Catering Company with Michelle Talarico

August 8, 2017 1 min to read

How to Build an Award-Winning Catering Company with Michelle Talarico

Category : Idea Accelerator with Lauren Collier

Michelle Talarico began her business in 1989 with her friend Kathy, combining their love for food and fun, and about $300 each to pursue adventures in catering and event planning. She now co-owns and runs three catering companies – Picnic Basket Catering Company, Cravings Five Star Events, and Buffalo Gals Grilling Company. Outsid...

How to Start a Brewery in Colorado Springs with Steve Stowell

August 1, 2017 1 min to read

How to Start a Brewery in Colorado Springs with Steve Stowell

Category : Idea Accelerator with Lauren Collier

Steve Stowell is a Nationally Certified Beer Judge, and a Certified Cicerone, the second in Colorado Springs. He has been brewing beer for seven years and has just retired from 20 years in the  Army as a Special Forces Officer. Steve is now the owner of Triple S Brewing Company, sharing a multitude of craft beer flavors with Colora...