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Mike O’Connell

Mike O'Connell

Larimer SBDC Senior Director

 

Mike O’Connell earned a business degree with a marketing emphasis from Purdue University, and worked in a variety of executive sales, marketing, and business unit management positions, including eleven years with Thermadyne Holdings, North America’s third largest manufacturer of metal cutting and welding equipment. In 2001, O’Connell purchased Mountain Woods Furniture (MWF), a leading national designer/manufacturer of rustic hand-crafted furniture, and co-owned and operated that business until its’ sale in December 2011. MWF’s products were sold through Cabelas, national furniture e-tailers, furniture stores, and to resorts and lodges desiring a rustic style. He provided over 6,000 paychecks to American manufacturing workers during his ownership of MWF.

O’Connell is currently a Board member with NoCoNet, a volunteer organization which provides support, advice, and networking opportunities to 250+ professional job-seekers in Northern Colorado. He enjoys spending time with his three children, hiking and exercising, playing guitar, and photography.

Greg Moore

 

Digital Marketing, PPC, Web Design, SEO

Hello, my name is Greg Moore and I’m a digital marketer, entrepreneur, and business consultant. My passion is finding hidden profit and growth potential in ANY business.

After graduating from The University of New Mexico with a degree in Applied Mathematics, I entered the workforce as a Satellite Engineer maintaining software for the government. Later, my wife and I answered an internal desire to enter the business world, so we started our own remodeling company selling over $50 million in less than a decade. Due to innovative marketing, advertising efforts, and creativity, our business was very prosperous. Much of our success was earned by our core belief that empowering and mentoring employees evokes a mutually beneficial environment.

Now I run AvaWing, a digital marketing agency and consulting firm in Fort Collins, CO. Understanding the challenges of being an entrepreneur, like working with little capital and needing guided direction and quick, useful information, enables me to pass my knowledge onto others. I also know that as a small business owner, implementing smart and economical strategies to get sales, leads, and clients is crucial to you.

Through conducting national workshops, 100’s of sales team meetings, and pitching large corporations like The Home Depot and Ace Hardware, I’ve gained invaluable industry knowledge and hands on experience. Working in the fields of Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Chemistry, Health & Wellness, Photography, Hospitality, and Home Improvement has taught me substantial business expertise to offer back to our community.

Working with you to lift your entrepreneurship spirit to help you grow, build, and escalate your business will not only create higher profits, but teach you how to maximize the potential in your specific industry.

Consulting Expertise Includes:
  • Digital Marketing
  • Website Building/Landing Pages
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Social Media Management
  • Pay-Per-Click (PPC)
  • Sales Management
  • Advertising
  • Photography & Video Production
  • Brand Building
  • Motivational Speaking
  • Business Consulting

[Webinar] Coffee with the Small Biz Directors – PPP Loan Forgiveness

Larimer SBDC Director Mike O’Connell and Loveland Business Development Center Director Kat Rico, talked about business recovery resources and the SBA’s economic recovery programs.

Lisa Leveillee, Senior Business Advisor with First National Bank and Ben McConnell, Co-founder and CEO of Blue Parable also joined Mike and Kat, to cover PPP loan forgiveness.

If you missed this webinar please watch the question and answer session.

[Webinar] Coffee with the Small Biz Directors – PPP loan and Unemployment Insurance Guidelines

Larimer SBDC Director Mike O’Connell and Loveland Business Development Center Director Kat Rico, talked about business recovery resources and the SBA’s economic recovery programs.

Workforce Connections Team Coordinator Andrew Minor and co-owner of simply HR Tina Todd also joined Mike and Kat, to cover PPP loan and Unemployment Insurance Guidelines and Best Practices for the Small Biz Employer!

If you missed this webinar please watch the question and answer session.

Financials and Bookkeeping – From Input to Understanding

This class will help you understand what bookkeeping can tell you about your business and how it can help you manage your business including:

  • What data you need to keep track of
  • Avoiding common mistakes
  • A summary understanding of what financials and proper bookkeeping can tell you about your business
  • General understanding your financial statements – income (profit and loss) statement and balance sheet
  • What’s accrual accounting mean? The importance of matching expenses with revenues
  • When to engage with an accountant and/or bookkeeper

Don’t let your financial statements overwhelm you! Once you understand what they can do for your business, you’ll wonder why they were ever such a mystery to begin with.

Our Presenter:

Nancy Rumfelt

As a seasoned controller with three plus decades of experience, Nancy’s skills include financial statements, process analysis, KPI development, budgeting and implementation of accounting systems. Nancy has also developed a knack for understanding manufacturing operations, processes, cost accounting and has become adept at assessing what the issues are and developing solutions.
She has helped companies implement new software such as Sage 100 and Microsoft Navision, restructure cost accounting procedures, develop and implement inventory management processes, and has also taught classes for Quickbooks and Sage 50. Her experience has included both small and large companies in industries such as food manufacturing, retail and injection molding.
Nancy has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Regis University. She also served in the United States Navy from 1979-1984 as an Aviation Storekeeper with the final rank of E-5.

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