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Region 10 is proud to be the host of the West Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC) satellite office, providing business assistance programs to small business owners in western Colorado. We provide business owners and managers with valuable information on a wide array of topics, including:
  • Business plan writing
  • Financial reports and analysis
  • Marketing strategies
  • Loan packaging
  • QuickBooks
  • Worksite wellness
  • Social media strategies
  • Certifications
  • Business valuation
  • Management
  • Feasibility analysis
  • Government procurement
  • Website development
  • Taxes
  • Human resource
  • Health insurance exchanges
  • Access to capital
The West Central – Region 10 SBDC is part of a statewide network which provides no- or low-cost business training and consulting across the state. Our certified SBDC consultants are highly-skilled, experienced, successful business owners with extensive resumes to back them up. Don’t miss out on this invaluable free resource!

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Meet our Consultants

Montrose Consultant

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Susan Bony
Matrix Business Development

Susan is based in Montrose, and has over 30 years of business development, marketing and management experience in settings ranging from Fortune 500 firms to regional non-profits to owning her own consulting business. She has lectured on a wide variety of subjects including business development, cash management, strategic planning, customer service, advertising and marketing. Read Susan’s full professional biography.

North Fork Consultant

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Judy Martin
Martin Management Services LLC

Judy has lived and worked in Paonia since 2003. She has extensive experience in finance, accounting and business management for both small and mid-sized firms, as well non-profits. In her “former life” in Los Angeles and San Francisco, she worked as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for companies with assets of over a billion dollars, but she also helped start, manage and do the books for her husband’s woodworking company, as well as the books of other small craftsmen. Read Judy’s full professional biography.

Delta Consultants

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Christina Harriman
Richards Consulting & Accounting

Based in Delta, Christina brings youthful energy and significant experience to her role as a business consultant with Region 10’s SBDC. With expertise in accounting, technology, and law, she has a lot to offer in business knowledge in the Delta community. Read Christina’s full professional biography.

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Jay Stooksberry

Freelance Writer & Marketing Consultant

Jay’s professional background has ranged from small nonprofit startups to Fortune 500 corporations to starting his own business. Jay is a ten year veteran of the nonprofit world, which includes a diverse portfolio of effective program development, successful grant writing, and community outreach. Currently, he specializes in web marketing, SEO development, and copywriting. Read Jay’s full professional background.

Ridgway Consultant

 

 

Sharon Lichthardt

Finance & Human Resources Director
San Miguel County Public Library District 1

Sharon Lichthardt received a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Northern Illinois University in December 1988 and has worked for various types of businesses since graduating such as banking (Resource Bank), non-profit (Voluntary Action Center), Sub-chapter S (Vision Pickling & Processing), and government (Fermi National Accelerator Lab) before relocating to Colorado in 2007. Read Sharon’s full professional biography.

Telluride Consultant

Jan Newell
Jan Newell Bookkeeping

Jan became interested in bookkeeping during her years as office manager for a local non-profit organization when she first moved to Telluride. She became a Certified Bookkeeper in 2010 and started a bookkeeping business in 2011. Specializing in non-profit organizations, Jan combines computer and spreadsheet skills in her consulting services. Read Jan’s full professional biography.