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Jimena Peck is a native of Argentina, who has built a vibrant photography business.   “I do mostly editorial work that helps tell a story. I also do food photography and portraits. My style is clean, simple, and especially features natural light. I sometimes travel to remote sites for the project.”

After earning a Journalism degree in Argentina, she moved to Holland and began doing photo shoots for the digital marketing platform of a specialized shopkeepers association.  She moved to Fort Collins in 2015 and expanded her freelance business.  In early 2018, she had built up her client portfolio enough to go full-time!

As a former model, Jimena experienced and witnessed many aspects of the photography industry.   “ I traveled internationally a lot, and was often language-limited, so I started doing photography to communicate”.

Jimena was hiking with a friend who told her about the SBDC.    Jimena met  with SBDC Creative consultant Jennifer Spencer.   “Jennifer is always helping out. She helped me with self-confidence and developing my skills. She helped with pricing and managing accounts.”   She(Jimena) also met with Amy Alcorn, SBDC social media specialist.  “Amy helped me with the text on my website. I’ve worked two years on my SEO, because “being found” is my most important goal.”

Jimena has set up her LLC, and plans to implement QuickBooks software in 2019.

The Larimer SBDC offers specialized classes and consultants to our Creative clients like Jimena, who add so much to our communities.  “I wasn’t considering myself as a business.  The SBDC gives you the option of talking to someone who understands your situation, and what you need.”

Welcome Matthew West

We are excited to welcome Matthew as our new business librarian consultant! Matthew joined the Poudre River Public Library from Loveland Public Library where he managed various library services, programs, and outreach initiatives. “I truly appreciate the spirit of entrepreneurship throughout our community,” says Matthew West. “It’s a testament to a business ecosystem that understands and values startups and small businesses. I’m excited to be part of that system and help people successfully create and

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Business Preparedness & Continuity

  Business Preparedness & Continuity Small Business and COVID 19: Business Preparedness vs. Freaking out March 11, 2020 Aikta Marcoulier  –  Pikes Peak SBDC Executive Director Do you remember how it felt after Waldo Canyon Fire, the Black Forest Fire, and the floods following our regional disasters? If you were a small business, you might still be feeling the after effects. Recovery takes a long time, especially in a community that relies on tourism. On

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We’re here for you!

Due to the current health crisis, SBDC services including consulting, workshops, and panel-events, are being moved to online platforms. Please be assured that we remain committed to serving small businesses in Larimer County and are here to help, just while being sure to follow proper social-distancing protocol. For up-to-date information on small business disaster preparedness and resources to help navigate this current situation, please visit the Larimer SBDC website.

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Support Local Restaurants with Delivery!

With the closure of local restaurant dine-in options, it’s more important than ever to utilize delivery services to help these businesses stay afloat, as well as the drivers who are often contract employees. If you’re doing your part and social distancing, there are still ways that you can support the local economy that provides our community with so much flavor! Many of the largest delivery services are stepping up to help people stay safe and

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