Fort Collins, Colo. – Clients of the Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Green Ride, are featured in the May 2012 issue of Money magazine. The article titled, “How to be a ‘Boompreneur’,” profiles several Baby Boomer-aged entrepreneurs whose recent ventures have been successful.
Bob Flynn and Ray Schofield, cofounders of Green Ride, an eco-friendly airport shuttle service, started their company in 2008. In 2011, the company cleared $2.2 million in annual revenues and Green Ride now employs 80 people.
Flynn and Schofield turned to the SBDC staff for help when they sought funding in January 2009. They also received help with their business plan, and later entered it into the University of Northern Colorado’s 2011 Monfort Entrepreneurial Challenge. They won second place in the stage two growth category.
The May 2012 Money is available in stores now.
The Larimer SBDC provides high-quality, cost-effective assistance, information, and support to small businesses to foster their growth and development. Services include one-on-one business counseling, low-cost workshops on business-related topics, help in identifying potential financing, and help in networking with local, state, and federal resources. Learn more at www.larimersbdc.org, or contact the center at (970) 498-9295.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS oversees career and academic programs in the 13 community colleges in Colorado and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.