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Client Success Stories

The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center is always eager to share our feel-good success stories with the community. The success of our clients is the most rewarding experience for all the staff and volunteers of the SBDC.

Many of our clients want to share their experience with others, and give insight to the workshops, consulting, and guidance our organization provides them and their businesses. If you would like to share your story with us, please click the link below!

A Matter of Service

By Matthew Schniper Despite military experience and more, Robin Bell felt institutional racism was depriving him of one job after another. So he created his own business, began employing other veterans and working to break down barriers to success for the disadvantaged.         Robin Bell has worked since he was eight years old, and he’s had to prove himself every step of the way. He started by mowing lawns and shoveling snow, and at age 11

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ArtbyRizzo: On A Mission to Empower the Community

By Aikta Marcoulier Jeresneyka Rose. Her name itself is intriguing, isn’t it? For Jeresneyka’s entire life, she’s known art. In elementary school she won numerous awards for her raw talent. Friends saw her doodles and often asked for custom birthday cards to draw a Disney character. The Boys and Girls Club was her solace. It was a place she and her friends could go to be together, tap their creativity and stay out of trouble.

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Business Service & Solutions, Inc. “guides and inspires others”

by Dean J. Millerdjmillercommunications@gmail.com Current headlines underscore hard lessons of history as they are dusted off and the nation learns them once again. Tariq Collins, Sr. is helping to teach a better outcome. “If you’ve been blessed with the vision to see a problem, you’ve an inherent responsibility to make a change,” said Tariq. “To the Black community: Stay educated, know yourself, and have a vision of who you want to be. For others who

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