Consulting services from the North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC) supported 16 business starts and 38 new jobs in the first six months of the year.
The North Metro Denver SBDC reports the gains were generated out of its main office at Front Range Community College in Westminster and satellite offices in Brighton and Broomfield. The offices provided 1,116 hours of consultation.
Businesses reported $1.2 million in increased sales and $800,000 in new capital formation.
At its quarterly training for business consultants and facilitators, the SBDC honored Jon Jaggers as Consultant of the Year and Linda Kielian as Most Valuable Player.
Jaggers, who has more than 20 years of experience with Fortune 500 companies, has been a crucial component in developing manufacturing programs that aim to help small businesses implement LEAN processes and secure better contracts, allowing the businesses to grow faster.
Kielian, who has worked part-time for the SBDC for two years, coordinates administrative and financial processes.
The SBDC provides free, confidential consulting tailored to an individual’s business. It also offers workshops on business issues such as start-up essentials, taxes, marketing, business planning, and bookkeeping/QuickBooks/accounting.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.