The Pikes Peak SBDC offers no cost consulting and no and low-cost business training to small businesses in the Pikes Peak region. Read the testimonials below to hear how the SBDC has helped these businesses!
Tiffany Cox is a wealth of knowledge and information. Super awesome consult.
Mr. Lubitz is very knowledgeable and diplomatic. He conveys his expertise in a manner that shows respect for the client and offers practical, understandable answers to the questions I asked. I was very impressed.
“Thanks so much! I have seen many consultants in preparation of buying an existing business in the community and they have all been extremely helpful.”
Brandon [Lee] was amazing, and the rest of you are absolutely fantastic! Thank you for being here!
Christina [Gilbertson] is always amazing!!!!! Such great info and helps you work through the process!
I thought it was really nice of Shaula [Denton] to send me a text letting me know she had sent me an email so I could get on top of the next steps I needed to take ASAP. I also found the email very informative and helpful.
Janet Brugger is very professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of her being a Consultant for the SBDC. I so gratefully appreciated her guidance. Thank you so very much.
Jackie Gonzalez was very helpful and patient.
You guys are a huge blessing to me. Thank you for all your help. Blessings.
Steve was great! He thought of a solution to my problem that never crossed my mind.
Speaking with Shane [Sherman] was so grounding and helpful. I took his advice and I have begun moving my bus forward (albeit a small amount) by researching the grant possibilities and updating my business plan/model and vision.
John was excellent.
Tiffany is simply amazing!!! Thank you.
The classes and tutoring sessions are INVALUABLE. I am so thankful for the SBDC!!
Mary Enger RN, BSN, IBCLC
Met with Ms. Shaula Denton at the Pikes Peak SBDC office. She was very knowledgeable gave me a lead were to go and guide me.
Coryn and Eric from Corvus are exceptional and have really helped my business.
Really great job. Cory is super helpful.
Great group of professionals. I am looking forward to working with everyone necessary to assist with my business.
Marc Anthony Rangel
Jackie was wonderful!
The SBDC is simply the best! I love emailing the secretary for help—she is so helpful!!
Loren was very helpful and insightful to talk to. His experience and history provide helpful insights. Thank you.
Great information. Thank you so much for all your (Robin Roberts) assistance.
Ron is great! I greatly appreciate his time, insight and recommendations. I will definitely be meeting with him again as I go through this journey. Awesome staff at the SBDC! Super helpful and takes away some of the nerves venturing out into the business world. Thank you all for everything.
Tiffany was so sweet. She had a lot of good ideas and suggestions.
Both (Jay McKeown & Christina Gilbertson) were very helpful and very professional- yet took a personal interest in my work which was productive in discussions.
Greatly appreciate all the help and insight Ron provided. I look forward to continuing my work with him.
Christina is awesome! So helpful and knowledgeable!
“Loren Lancaster answered all my questions and probably talked me out of making a bad decision. Very much appreciated his help. Thank you Loren.”
“Heather McBroom is very knowledgeable and eager to answer all questions. Highly recommend.”
“Ron [O’Herron] always does a fantastic job supporting me. I very much appreciate his excellent mentorship!”
“Jackie was awesome very very helpful.”
“Ron provided a very solid introduction to SBDC resources and I look forward to continuing with future engagements.”
“Christina was most helpful in getting me setup with an appropriate business license in Colorado.”
“Ron has been critical to my company operations. He has helped us go to the next level. His expertise has been super critical. Thank you so much!”
“John is a great subject matter expert and resource. He also has good bedside manners!”
“The meeting with Christina was very helpful and made me feel more confident and directed moving forward. Thank you SBDC!”
“Steve provided exceptional advice and support.”
“Brandon Lee is extremely helpful and really helped me with my website. I’m already starting to see results. Just a great experience overall.”
“SBDC has helped me to expand my knowledge in the business field and to develop a business plan.”
“Great experience with Tiffany! Thank you to everyone involved.”
“I wasn’t quite sure what to expect the consultation, but Jacquie gave me all the advice I needed and so much more! SBDC is such an incredible resource for budding businesses like mine. I’ll be back for sure!”
“I not only left the consultation a bit more educated but boy was I inspired! Ramon [Alvarez] is a true mentor and amazing human being and I look forward to working with him and SBDC more in the future.”
“Janet [Brugger] was very knowledgeable and helpful.”
“Heather [McBroom] did great. We had some technical difficulties but it still went smoothly! She helped me understand exactly what I need to in order to know if I want to start my own business or not.”
“Absolutely wonderful and incredibly helpful! Thank you Darrell [Fleck] and everyone at the SBDC.”
“John [Lubitz] was fantastic, lots of great information and insight for our company.”
“Becky Fuller was very reassuring that we are on the right track for our small business plans. She was very knowledgeable, provided options and made suggestions on next steps.”
“Mr. John Lubitz was very knowledgeable, professional, kind and helpful. I’m so grateful for his advice and encouragement.”
Lisa Marie Staton
“Ron O’Herron is very smart, encouraging and helpful.”
“Shaula Denton, Mark Bittle, and John Lubitz provided awesome support that was very much needed.”
“Steve was very knowledgeable, articulate and easy to talk to.”
“Great service, Janet was very helpful! Thank you!”
“Cory was fantastic. I am looking forward to a long future working with her.”
“Tiffany was great. Thank you!”
“Cory was very pleasant, courteous and helpful. I would like to say Thank You for her guidance that helped me through a complicated application process thereby reducing my anxiety! Thank you again.”
“Ron was very humble, soft spoken, eager to help me. I’m very grateful for him and the SBDC team.”
“My husband/business partner learned so much from Darrell!!! He really opened our eyes and had great questions for us that we never thought about. Darrell is awesome!! He truly is an amazing consultant!”
“It was great. Reanna helped me so much.”
“Brandon provided much appreciated advice. We are going to contract with him for additional guidance.”
“SBDC helps me with trainings and consultants, but the best thing is, they help me to become more confident. Even with my limitation with the language, my consultants were very patient and helpful. I really want to thank the team of SBDC for the great work they’re doing and their motivation for helping people to achieve their goals.”
Rose Marie Jeanithe-Raphael
“Ramon Alvarez es un escelente persona.”
“Brad was wonderful and provided lots of valuable information.”
“Steve provided very helpful information. I am already implementing the things I learned and will return for another meeting!”
“Steve is very knowledgeable and professional.”
“An amazing experience. I’ve never owned my own business and the knowledge Steve shared has been instrumental in moving forward.”
“We appreciated Christina and are incorporating her suggestions.”
“Cory has been extremely valuable advice and knowledge wise throughout every encounter, conversation, or meeting I’ve had with her. She is so dynamic and genuine in her duties and concern with her clients. So happy to have her in my corner.”
“Christina Gilbertson was very professional, humble, and helpful. I immediately applied two recommendations she gave me after our talk. Thank you SBDC!!!”
“Jacqueline Proffit was awesome.”
“I met online with Brandon Lee and he was amazing!”
“Brad and Reanna were so generous to give me time and share their expertise. I learned a ton and both sessions provided much-needed clarity. Thank you so much for all you do, SBDC!”
“This session [with Brandon Lee] was very helpful. I want to thank SBDC for the knowledge I got from the workshops and the consultants.”
Rose Marie Jeanithe-Raphael
“Darrell Fleck is very professional and insightful.”
“Christina provided very good advice. Felt very confident and pleased with her answers and how incredibly helpful she was.”
“Ron helped me hire new employees.”
“SBDC gave me solid advice on how to register and set-up my business with the IRS and State of Colorado. I was also able to get consulting and marketing advice which helped guide my thought process when building my website. Thank you!”
“The SBDC in Colorado Springs has been a truly amazing resource. Someday, I hope I can somehow either work with the SBDC and/or provide funding for its continued success. I talk it up every chance I get.”
“Both Shaula [Denton] and Steve [Imke] are fantastic! The resources at SBDC are always so helpful and relevant to my needs.”
“SBDC personnel (Ron O’Herron) remains a source of advise and guidance throughout our rapid period of growth. His personal and professional investment in our success provides support we need to navigate new and unknown territory.”
“You [SBDC] helped us stay afloat and take care of patients that would of other wise gone without care. This ensured people would be taken care of and stay on the right meds.”
“Many thanks! Speaking with Steve [Imke] opened up a new perspective for me! Can’t wait for my next session with a counselor.”
“Excellent business plan and example provided. It really made me rethink the direction I was taking certain aspects of my company.”
“I learned so much from the class I took with Cory [Arcarese]. I’m excited to implement all my new knowledge in my business. Thank you so much.”
“John was very knowledgeable and helpful. He had information that is very useful to me.”
“Was highly impressed with my brief conversation I had with Mr. O’Herron. And very appreciative on feedback and advice I’ve received as well!”
“I’m so pleased with this class and the support of all the consultants. Thank you, I have learned a lot.”
“Very helpful, SBDC is doing a great job providing knowledge and support to small business owners.”
Rose Marie Jeanithe-Raphael
“This was so very helpful!!!”
“[Cory’s] the best!! We are deaf and she was patient, cooperative to different ways of communication and sincerely felt empathy for our situation.”
“Cory is a viable asset to Hillside Connection and the Southeast Community. She is very transparent and gives you insights that are relevant to your current situation. She truly cares about her clients.”
“Ya’ll are awesome! Great resources.”
“[John is] very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.”
“It was great. [Christina] helped me so much.”
“Cory seems really plugged in and ready/able to help!”
“It was a very helpful, insightful training and I would retake it again if I could.”
“Such a great resource, thanks so much!”
“Estamos agradecidos por el apoyo que nos brindan, muchos conocimientos que si ponemos en prácticas lograremos realzar nuestras ventas, asesoría precisa y enriquecedora.”
“I came in the door discouraged and considering giving up. And 49 minutes later, I walked out the same door, head held high with a plan for success. I would say that Cory is priceless to your establishment. I know that she is priceless to me. Thank you so much, Cory!”
“I appreciate his energy and perspectives! And more importantly, respect when I was interested in selecting a different approach.”
“Cory was amazing! I am beyond grateful for her time, and am looking forward to our next session.”