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Our Team

Steve Imke has lived in Monument, CO since 1986 with his wife Kim and their three boys. Steve has founded several small businesses in Colorado; most notable was Horizon Interactive in 1994. In 1999, he sold Horizon Interactive to the publicly-traded business, Interleaf, and was hired as Vice President of Operations in their services division. With Horizon Interactive at its core, and with the resource of a publicly-traded company, Steve helped grow the services division during the next two years from $8 million to over $32 million in sales and over 250 employees.

Before starting Horizon Interactive, Steve owned an Invisible Fencing franchise. He started working for Digital Equipment Corporation as a Course Developer and ultimately became the Site Manager for the Colorado Documentation and Course Development Operations division. Currently, Steve owns several small businesses, which he uses to manage his passive income portfolio primarily through Residential and Commercial Real Estate holdings and through Oil and Gas Investments. He also writes a small business blog (SteveBizBlog.com) to assist entrepreneurs in achieving their dream of business ownership. Steve also has several other websites to educate investors about the Oil and Gas industry.

Steve volunteers his time to many civic organizations. Steve is an accredited SCORE mentor, consultant for the SBDC and sits on their Advisory Board, and was a member and treasurer of the Board of Directors for the ARC of the Pikes Peak Region, a local non-profit helping individuals with developmental disabilities. He was also the Entrepreneurship Director for Pikes Peak Community College.

Steve is a great guy! Very knowledgable and incredibly helpful! Thank you!

William (Billy) Ryder

I really appreciated the advice Steve [Imke] gave me, it was very helpful. His stories were very impactful and taught me a lot.

Amanda Ericson

Steve was great! He thought of a solution to my problem that never crossed my mind.

Aaron Dagate

“Steve provided exceptional advice and support.”

Richard Sanders

“Steve was very knowledgeable, articulate and easy to talk to.”

Roy Bach

“Steve provided very helpful information. I am already implementing the things I learned and will return for another meeting!”

Rebecca Brewster

“Steve is very knowledgeable and professional.”

Fermin Venzor

“An amazing experience. I’ve never owned my own business and the knowledge Steve shared has been instrumental in moving forward.”

Traci Herrera

“Both Shaula [Denton] and Steve [Imke] are fantastic! The resources at SBDC are always so helpful and relevant to my needs.”

Jaecie Butler

“Many thanks! Speaking with Steve [Imke] opened up a new perspective for me! Can’t wait for my next session with a counselor.”

Codi Belcher

“I appreciate his energy and perspectives! And more importantly, respect when I was interested in selecting a different approach.”

Chad Manifold
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