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Business Valuation Specialist

Pavel Verbsky was born abroad in the Czech Republic. In 2002, he graduated from the University of Economics in Prague with a master in finance and accounting. He has worked in accounting since 2003 when he moved to the USA. In 2005, he joined Rickards, Long & Rulon, LLP in Fort Collins. 

He enjoys working with business owners, helping them understand how to use accounting information efficiently. Pavel began volunteering for the Larimer SBDC in 2009. His focus is business valuations – helping potential buyers or sellers assess the value of a business.

 

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Jim McWilliams

Jim McWilliams

 

Franchises, Business Development

Jim McWilliams graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor’s in Business. He worked for Goodyear in various positions for over 19 years. Positions included managing retail stores, Division Sales Training Manager supervising up to 20 retail stores and Franchise Business Manager.

Jim owned up to four retail Goodyear Stores in Fort Collins, Loveland and Cheyenne during a 24 year period. He sold the business in October 2007. Also, during this period, Jim owned a Duds and Suds laundry mat franchise and Mail Boxes Etc. franchise.ss.

Consulting Expertise Includes:
  • Franchising
  • Business Purchase or Sale


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Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly

 

 

Management and Sales

Jim Kelly is an entrepreneur that has started, managed, grown and sold multiple companies in over 35 years of business experience. He most recently sold Syscom Services, a technology company started in Washington DC with divisions specializing in Web Development, Enterprise Information Management and a variety of communications technologies.

Jim enjoys working with start-ups and small business owners on strategic direction, marketing, management and sales tactics. He also facilitates a Fort Collins Think Tank peer advisory group and is a frequent speaker at conferences on business and technology subjects.

Jim mentors at risk youth through the Matthews House in Fort Collins, loves playing tennis, soccer and traveling with his lovely wife or any of his three great kids.

Consulting Expertise Includes:
  • Sales and marketing
  • Strategic planning
  • Buying and selling businesses
  • Strategic partnership development
  • Technology planning


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Dr. Kathryn Plummer

Dr. Kathryn Plummer

 

Health & Wellness Consultant

Dr. Kathryn Plummer is a Colorado native. After receiving her undergraduate degree in biology in Colorado Springs, Dr. Plummer explored various avenues in the biology field, realizing in fairly short order that she wanted to apply more of her people skills, and less science-nerd skills. She attended the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado in Denver, graduating with a certificate in massage therapy and a letter of high honors. Her two-year massage practice led her to recognize she wanted to combine her biology and health interests, so back to school she went and graduated in 2002 from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR as a naturopathic doctor.

She has practiced ever since at Sage Holistic Health in Loveland, successfully utilizing both the healing power of touch and the science of medicine in the balancing act that is the Healing Arts.

Dr. Plummer has helped many business owners in the health and wellness field, including massage therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, nurse practitioners, yoga practitioners, and other bodyworkers.

From her over 17 years as a self-employed naturopathic doctor, she can help with:

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SCHEDULE AN IN PERSON APPOINTMENT WITH DR PLUMMER

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Bob Coffey

 

Financial Management

Bob practiced large animal veterinary medicine for over 40 years. Graduating from Iowa State University in 1972 he spent several years in rural farm and ranch practice in Iowa and Colorado. In the early 1990’s, while in practice in rural Iowa, Bob received seed capital from the Iowa Department of Economic Development to start up a specialized veterinary diagnostic and service company specifically aimed at improving health in cattle and swine – (Veterinary Biological Systems Analysis, Inc.). VBSA, Inc. started as an entrepreneurial company offering consultation and laboratory services in the area of nutrition and nutritional physiology related to livestock production. In 1987 Bob acquired a U.S. Patent for his invention of a Mobile Livestock Intensive Care Unit (U.S. Patent #4,657,004).

During the last 15 years of active practice he did the practice and financial management for a 6 veterinarian large animal practice in west central Nebraska. During this period the practice experienced double digit growth in 10 of the 12 years through detailed financial management and marketing. Additionally, Bob assisted in the technology management of a 45,000 head cattle feedlot allowing for extensive experience in information technology and data acquisition. He also was responsible for developing and implementing the FDA Compliance Program for the feedlot. 

At the end of 2012 Bob retired from active practice and has shared his life experiences by being a guest lecturer at CSU, third year veterinary students, and also volunteering with local business development centers in the area of financial management and spending time with companies providing financial analysis.

Consulting Expertise Includes:
  • Accounting and Operations
  • QuickBooks Desktop


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REQUEST A FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENT WITH BOB

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