The South Metro SBDC provides FREE, one-on-one, confidential business consulting on a variety of topics. Our consultants all have extensive experience, and have owned their own businesses. This allows them to better understand what our clients need to succeed. Our consultants have expertise in the following areas: Business Plans; Loan Applications; Cash Flow; Sales; Public Relations, Marketing and Social Media; Exporting/Importing, Strategic Financial Planning; Real Estate; Website Optimization; and Government Procurement.
Each consultant specializes in a number of areas, business planning to loan packaging to government contracting.
Scroll down this page to meet our consultants and learn more about their areas of expertise and business experience.
South Metro SBDC Executive Director
Marketing, Business Launching, Clean Tech
In 1989, after spending 10 years in various sales and marketing positions with Hyatt Hotels, The Lee Apparel Company and Showtime Networks, Marcia started her first business. She has since owned six diverse companies including a marketing consulting firm, murder mystery theatre company, and a motivational speaking company. Marcia has helped jump-start more than 1,000 companies and reads over 100 business plans annually. Her entrepreneurial drive is utilized daily as the Executive Director of the South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center.
Marketing, Branding, Public Relations, Social Media
With more than 15 years experience in the marketing and communications industry, Stefanie is an accomplished public relations, branding, and marketing consultant known for creating and implementing strategic programs with innovation, foresight and action. She works across a variety of industries helping clients to create and implement public relations, and marketing programs to raise brand awareness for their businesses, communities and non-profit organizations. Stefanie has owned several communications and PR firms, and has worked as a producer and journalist in newspaper, television and radio. During her career, she has won numerous awards for her public relations and branding work.
Dale Clack, MBA, CBI, Business Financial Advisor
Financial Accounting & Analysis, Forecasting, Capital Structure andStrategic Planning
Dale has over 15 years of experience in financial management roles in the functions of income tax, capital budgeting, controllership, and corporate finance. He was active as a CPA for 20 years, served as a corporate CFO for 5 years, and has consulted with many small businesses about growth and exit strategies. Dale’s expertise is in business valuation, financial analysis, and forecasting cash flow and financial statements. His accomplishments include negotiating various agreements for over $40 million in loans and new equity capital, and developing strategies for debt and equity financing, debt restructuring, acquisitions and divestitures.
E-business, Internet Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Mike has more than 25 years of marketing and sales experience in the high-tech industry and worked for such firms as AT&T, NCR and the Chicago Tribune Corporation. In 1995, he founded his own agency focused on helping small businesses develop websites and implement online marketing programs. Mike is a frequent seminar leader teaching the latest digital marketing techniques such as online videos, e-mail, social media, e-commerce and search marketing. With an MBA in Marketing and an MS degree in Technology Management, he has the expertise to work effectively with business owners to understand and use technology more successfully in their organization.