Colorado Springs carpet and duct cleaning company owner named 2021 Small Business Person of the Year | Business

Brandon Kirk, the owner of Colorado Springs-based Hydro Clean Carpet Cleaning and Planet Duct, was named 2021 Small Business Person of the Year on Thursday as part of the area’s ninth annual Small Business Week Awards.

The awards, presented by U.S. Bank in an event co-hosted by the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center, recognized the work and community involvement of several small businesses.

Ninety percent of the BBB’s accredited businesses have 20 employees or less, while the Small Business Development Center works with and supports business with 35 employees or less.

Small businesses create nearly two-thirds of new private sectors jobs, Jonathan Liebert, CEO and executive director of BBB of Southern Colorado, said in a news release.

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