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New Consultant, Andrew Meade joins the SBDC team!

Please join us in welcoming Andrew Meade to the Larimer SBDC!

Andrew worked for over 35 years in the construction industry.  As a project manager he has built dozens of large commercial construction projects.  As a business unit manager, he ran regional profit centers for a major U.S. general contractor in Redwood City and San Jose, CA.

In 2003, Andy and some partners founded a commercial general contracting firm focused on high-tech and healthcare construction in Silicon Valley which grew rapidly to an annual volume over $50 million and more than 80
employees.  After 8 years as its President, Andy moved on to pursue other interests including small business consulting.  As a volunteer business coach with an anti-poverty entrepreneurship program, Andy spent a year in West
Africa in 2014 helping twenty local businesses develop and execute long term growth strategies.

A registered Professional Engineer and licensed General Contractor in multiple states, Andy has a BS in Civil Engineering from MIT and received a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.

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Congratulations Kat Rico!

“Glenn Plagens, Director of Business Support and Rural Prosperity for Colorado’s Office of Economic Development, congratulates Kat Rico on her new position as Director of the Loveland Business Development Center!”

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New Workshops at the SBDC!

We are excited to announce two new workshops being held at the Larimer SBDC!   Improve Your Local SEO – a 6-Step Blueprint to Boost Your Local Search Rankings  ~ Sept 26th & Nov 14th, 2019   Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a topic many small business owners know about but few truly utilize. But here’s the thing, showing up on page one of Google can be the difference between your business booming or just getting by.

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Welcome Renee Walkup to the Larimer SBDC!

We would like to welcome Renee Walkup as a new Instructor here at the Larimer SBDC. Renee bring us a wealth of knowledge and we are excited to have her on board! Renee is a best-selling author, speaker, and business growth consultant. She founded SalesPEAK in 1996 after working in the corporate world for 17 years. Fortune 500’s and medium-sized businesses have relied on Renee’s advice to increase revenue and productivity. Renee’s strengths are providing

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Wordsmith Wood Shop Success Story

Story written by:Shelley Widhalm Pictures by: Mike O’Connell Owners of Wordsmith Wood Shop blend ‘creative skills’ with customer service. Loveland area couple Gib and Lisa Coalwell made a few wooden boxes decorated with sayings but a large order put a toll on their small laser engraver. The owners of Wordsmith Wood Shop needed to hire staff, get three more engravers and quickly learn manufacturing on a large scale. The couple blends handcrafted wood and engraved

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Advance Colorado Procurement Expo

The Advance Colorado Procurement Expo, now in its 10th year, is Colorado’s premier buyers and sellers marketplace! Every year, businesses are invited to participate in this day-long event, which focuses on state and local government procurement. Businesses (sellers) exhibit throughout the day to showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies (buyers). Exhibitors are able to meet with procurement professionals from those agencies to learn how to best sell their goods and

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Welcome Greg Moore to the Larimer SBDC!

We are excited to announce that Greg Moore has joined the Larimer SBDC consulting team!  Greg comes to us with a wealth of knowledge including: Web Design, SEO, CRM Development, Lead Generation, Trade Show Planning & Management, Sales Management, Marketing, Advertising, Brand Building, Motivational Speaking, and Business Coaching. From Greg: Hello, my name is Greg Moore and I’m a family man, entrepreneur, and business coach. My superpower is the ability to find hidden profit and

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