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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 an area you need assistance in?  Please contact Jenna Finerty, Director of Business Resources, for assistance at 303-466-1775, extension 6 or by email at Jenna.Finerty@BroomfieldChamber.com.

 

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Diana Cordova: Social-Media Strategy

pic2 219x300 Meet the TeamDiana is a versatile marketer, specializing in digital/internet marketing.  She brings a wide focus to all client projects, having done a little bit of everything, in a variety of arenas. She grew up in a Fortune 500 company where she did everything from training sales, to managing sales offices, to rolling out corporate incentive programs aligned with external marketing campaigns.  She also won awards for revenue generation by effectively managing large-scale direct marketing campaigns.  

Next she tackled the nonprofit world where she merged her corporate sensibilities with hands-on involvement in everything including launching websites, web content development, web copy, website management, e-mail marketing, social media strategy and implementation, content marketing, brand management, advertising, public relations and business development. 

Diana has a BA in Communications from the University of New Mexico and is currently pursuing a MBA with a specialization in Marketing from Regis University.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Social Media Strategy
  • Discovering how to connect with your target audience 
  • Effectively communicating on social media for results 

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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.

Her areas of expertise are:

  1. Business Plans
  2. Start-up questions-how to file documents to get your business up and running
  3. Defining Overall Marketing Strategy
  4. 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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Courtney Berg: Human Resources

pic 200x300 Meet the TeamBusiness humorist Courtney Berg turns typical HR and management issues into fun learning experiences. She draws from her years of human resources and operations management experience to bring boring employment concepts to life. Courtney has built HR departments from the ground up and has experience from front line supervision to vice president in both HR and operations in a variety of industries. Her goal is to bring her knowledge and experience to business owners, making management easier for them.Courtney is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). In December 2008, Courtney was featured in a “How To Conduct Annual Employee Reviews” in Inc. Magazine. Courtney is also a 2009 Denver Business Journal “Outstanding Women In Business” nominee. She received the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Champion” award in 2011. Courtney has a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from the University of Northern Colorado.

Her areas of expertise are:

  • HR issues
  • Hiring
  • Firing
  • Employee Relations
  • Unemployment claims
  • Background checks
  • Company culture
  • Time management
  • New hire paperwork

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Curt Donohue: Online Marketing & Word Press

Curt pic 300x300 Meet the TeamCurt Donohue is the founder of LittleBizSmarts.

LittleBizSmarts specializes in working with small businesses to create or improve their web presence.
In other words, they know how to build websites that get seen by Google. Mr. Donohue has taught people how to setup and operate the PrestaShop Ecommerce platform since 2009. He created a 40+ hour video based training course called PrestaShop 1.4 Tutorials.

In 2009, Mr. Donohue also started working with WordPress and never looked back.
He’s a strong advocate of using WordPress for small business websites.
He’s growing LittleBizSmarts by using WordPress as the platform for developing all clients’ websites. WordPress provides a solid framework that is exceptionally user and SEO friendly. Great SEO is essential if you want to be found and ranked well in Google.

The fact that it is extremely user friendly makes it a great choice for businesses that want to manage their website themselves. For clients with an existing websites.

Here are just a few of the many topics Mr. Donohue can help you understand better:

  • Keyword research
  • Choosing the right domain name
  • Register a domain name
  • Transfer a domain name
  • Choosing a quality web host
  • Tools you’ll need if you want to install and manage your own website
  • How to install, configure, and run a WordPress website
  • How to add content to a WordPress website (blog articles, images, audio, and video)
  • Useful WordPress plugins
  • Working with WordPress themes
  • WordPress security best practices and tools
  • WordPress backup strategies and tools
  • How to set up and use e-mail marketing for your website

If you’re a small business in the Broomfield-area and you need help creating and marketing your website, 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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