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Through the partnership between the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce and the City and County of Broomfield, we are able to provide FREE, Unlimited and Confidential Business Advising through our North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center satellite location.

This partnership helps us assist local businesses as they create, sustain & expand, resulting in the creation and retention of jobs while fostering economic growth.

These FREE, Unlimited and Confidential Business Advising sessions are only available for Broomfield businesses and Broomfield residents.

Our Mission:

“The Broomfield Business Resource Center provides access to affordable resources and services for start-up and established businesses.”

Click “Schedule A Meeting Now” to set up a time to meet with a North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center Adviser.  

 Not sure who to meet with or not seeing the area you need assistance in?  Contact Jenna Finerty, Director of Business Resources, to help you find the resource you need!  (303) 466-1775, ext. 6 or Jenna.Finerty@BroomfieldChamber.com.

 

 

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Barb DiPasquale: Financial Management and Bookkeeping 

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Barb is an experienced financial professional, who specializes in realigning financial operations and creating financial reporting systems that meet management’s needs.  With more than 18 years of financial management experience, within public and small business operations, Barb brings a common sense approach to managing budgets and financial reporting to the small business.

Barb has managed two small business turnarounds – a food manufacturing company and a small private trust company. Although each operational system was different, understanding financial statements was fundamental in devising a restructuring plan.

Currently Barb provides consulting and accounting services, through Polaris Business Management, in the Denver and Boulder County areas.  Barb earned her BBA and a Master of Financial Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  In addition to earning a Teaching Assistantship, she was a recipient of the Holt-Smith & Yates Investment Scholarship. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Financial Reporting & Accounting System Setups
  • Financial Planning – Budget Development, Forecast & Variance Analysis
  • Business Assessment & Financial Statement Analysis 

 

 

 

Jon Jaggers: Operations, Manufacturing 

Jon Jaggers Meet the TeamJon Jaggers, Owner/President of Transformational Leadership Consulting

Jon is a seasoned operations professional, who specializes in optimizing manufacturing environments. With twenty plus years’ experience working for several Fortune 500 companies, he has the skills to turn small to medium size companies into efficient and profitable operations.

He is well versed in lean manufacturing techniques, which when applied, can take any organization from good to great. Lean process improvements, in the manufacturing environment, results in reduced costs, improved quality, and an engaged workforce.

Jon is the owner and president of Transformational Leadership Consulting, who in two short years has contributed to significant operational improvement in a number of manufacturing companies. He has a BA in Business from the University of Toledo and an MBA in Organizational Leadership from Ashford University.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Operational Improvements 
  • Optimizing Manufacturing Environments 

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Nancy Barnett: Business & Marketing Plans

Nancy pic Meet the TeamNancy Barnett, Vice-President of Apis Business Solutions, SPHR, Certified NxLevel Instructor

Nancy has 25 years experience in corporate training, human resources, and vocational business training. Nancy’s passion is helping business owners start or improve their businesses by understanding all the components to build a strong business foundation. She takes great pleasure in helping owners with strategic planning and busines plan development. She spent ten years at national Education College in Califonria, as a teacher, Business Department Chairperson and Director of Education, as well as 14 years with AAA Colorado as Director of Corporate Training before joining Suzy to create Apis Business Solutions.

Besides working side-by-side with Suzy to build Apis Business Solutions, she is a trainer and consultant at the SBDC (Small Business Development Center) Metro Denver focusing on small business development as start-ups. She also designs and manages business training delivered through Apis. She and her husband, David have four grown children and eight grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys genealogy, bead embroidery and collecting antiques.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Business Plans
  • Start-up questions-how to file documents to get your business up and running
  • Defining Overall Marketing Strategy
  • Using Quick Books data in your business

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Tom Thompson-PTAC-Getting Business from Local/State/Federal Government

Thompson Tom pic 240x300 Meet the TeamTom Thompson is a Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Counselor with over 34 years of government contracting and procurement experience supporting federal, state, and local agencies as well as government prime contractors and subcontractors.  He is a lifetime member of National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), holds lifetime Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) Certification, is a Master Instructor for the Federal Contractors Certificate (FCC) program and is a Level III Certified Contracting Assistance Specialist (CCAS).   Tom is available on Mondays at the Broomfield Business Resource Center (BRC) to meet with companies interested in learning how their company may grow their business through government contracting. 

The Colorado PTAC was established in November 2009 as a nonprofit corporation operating under the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade to provide no-cost, confidential counseling and assistance to any Colorado business selling products or services to local, state and federal government agencies.  Tom Thompson is the North Metro PTAC representative, is experienced in all aspects of government procurement and provides a wide range of services to assist businesses in winning government contracts.  PTAC’s services include assistance in obtaining the required registrations and certifications; training and instruction about government procurement processes; assistance and knowledge about finding government bid opportunities; review of proposal responses; prime-to-subcontractor matchmaking; and mentoring for contract execution.  

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Kim Liddiard: WordPress & Website Development

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Kim Liddiard specializes in WordPress and eCommerce.  Kim started out hand-coding webpages in the late 1990s.  In 2004, she was hired as a Senior Designer at an upcoming online graphics company.  Within three months, she installed a shopping cart for was given full reign for development, systems, and website responsibilities during her work with that company.  Her knowledge includes WordPress, ZenCart, PHP, HTML, CSS, and MySQL.  In 2013, Kim branched out with her own business and website and is passionate about helping others get their business and message out on the web to expand their platform.
 
Things have changed dramatically with WordPress and other website development options that are now available to everyday users.  Gone are the days where hand-coding is needed and sites can now be reasonably built and maintained by a business owner or their employee.  
 
Kim highly recommends the use of WordPress for businesses looking to redo or start a new website.  Its ease of use and powerful “engine” can be used to further your message to the market place whether that be for local or around the world.  
 
Areas of Expertise:
 
  • Registering your domain name
  • Researching keywords
  • Choosing a web host
  • Tools to help you manage and maintain your website
  • How to install, configure and run WordPress
  • Adding Content to your WordPress Website
  • WordPress Plugins & Themes
  • Best Practices for your Site
If you’re a small business in the Broomfield area and you need help getting your website started, click the “Schedule a Meeting Now!” button below.

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Wayne L. Anderson: Leadership

Wayne Meet the TeamMr. Anderson is the senior Executive Leadership Coach and Founder of the Leadership Science Institute, LLC. He is a senior executive with equal blend of technical, business, managerial and public sector skills developed during experience with several “Fortune 500″ companies and local municipalities.

He has extensive experience in helping his clients to start, build and expand their businesses. In addition, he helps them to train and develop their professional staffs. He also has the unique ability to help his clients attract, retain, develop and motivate outstanding management and professional leaders.He is a publicly elected official. He holds the positions of City Council Member and County Commissioner for the City and County of Broomfield in the State of Colorado.

He is the author of the books, “Unwrapping the CIO: Demystifying the Chief Information Officer Position”, “Powerful People Are Powerful IT Professionals: Your Daily Guide to Becoming a Powerful Information Systems Person”, “I Am Unemployed … Now What Do I Do?: An Organized Approach to Becoming Employed” & “I Am AN Unemployed Christian… Now What Do I Do?  An organized approach to becoming an employed Christian”.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Leadership
  • Team-Building
  • Sales
  • Market Research and Demographics for small business

 

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