Consultants

Through the partnership between the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce and the City and County of Broomfield, we are able to provide FREE, Unlimited and Confidential Business Advising through our North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center satellite location.

This partnership helps us assist local businesses as they create, sustain & expand, resulting in the creation and retention of jobs while fostering economic growth.

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Questions? Please contact Amanda May, Director of Events & Engagement :
303.466.1775 ext. 1

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Ron O’Herron

General Business Consultant

As a seasoned strategic management, operational business development consultant with more than 30 years of successful corporate management and consulting experience, Ron has extensive knowledge and expertise in both domestic and international markets.  His operational methodology is structured and focused on helping businesses and people research, plan and implement both short and long-term goals for successful growth.  He has worked with companies as large as $500 million and as small as $250,000.

Ron attended Midwestern College on a football scholarship where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in business.  He later enhanced his education with a management MBA in Business Law from Cornell and Strategic Business Development from Michigan.  After college he served as a platoon leader in Vietnam with the 1st Armored Cavalry.  Prior to going into the consulting arena he spent 10 years as the president of an International Electronic Manufacturing company with offices throughout the United States and Europe.  He and his wife, Sheri, are avid outdoor people with four children and six grandchildren.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Business Development
  • Strategic Management
  • Operations
  • Veterans

Wayne L. Anderson

Leadership

Mr. Anderson is the senior Executive Leadership Coach and Founder of the Leadership Science Institute, LLC. He is a senior executive with equal blend of technical, business, managerial and public sector skills developed during experience with several “Fortune 500″ companies and local municipalities.

He has extensive experience in helping his clients to start, build and expand their businesses. In addition, he helps them to train and develop their professional staffs. He also has the unique ability to help his clients attract, retain, develop and motivate outstanding management and professional leaders. He was a publicly elected official. He held the positions of City Council Member and County Commissioner for the City and County of Broomfield in the State of Colorado.

He is the author of the books, “Unwrapping the CIO: Demystifying the Chief Information Officer Position”, “Powerful People Are Powerful IT Professionals: Your Daily Guide to Becoming a Powerful Information Systems Person”, “I Am Unemployed … Now What Do I Do?: An Organized Approach to Becoming Employed” & “I Am sn Unemployed Christian… Now What Do I Do?  An organized approach to becoming an employed Christian.”

Areas of Expertise:

  • Leadership
  • Team-Building
  • Sales
  • Market Research and Demographics for small business

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Kim Liddiard

WordPress & Website Development

Kim Liddiard specializes in WordPress and eCommerce.  Kim started out hand-coding webpages in the late 1990s.  In 2004, she was hired as a Senior Designer at an upcoming online graphics company.  Within three months, she installed a shopping cart for was given full reign for development, systems, and website responsibilities during her work with that company.  Her knowledge includes WordPress, ZenCart, PHP, HTML, CSS, and MySQL.  In 2013, Kim branched out with her own business and website and is passionate about helping others get their business and message out on the web to expand their platform.

Things have changed dramatically with WordPress and other website development options that are now available to everyday users.  Gone are the days where hand-coding is needed and sites can now be reasonably built and maintained by a business owner or their employee.

Kim highly recommends the use of WordPress for businesses looking to redo or start a new website.  Its ease of use and powerful “engine” can be used to further your message to the market place whether that be for local or around the world.
Areas of Expertise:

  • Registering your domain name
  • Researching keywords
  • Choosing a web host
  • Tools to help you manage and maintain your website
  • How to install, configure and run WordPress
  • Adding Content to your WordPress Website
  • WordPress Plugins & Themes
  • Best Practices for your Site

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Peter Brissette

Marketing
To schedule a meeting with Peter please email Sabrina Juliano at sabrina@dmdude.com

Peter has more than fifteen years successful experience in B2B and B2C sales and marketing for small businesses.

Working in such industries as advertising, automotive, catering, financial services, computer hardware and software, senior care, high tech manufacturing, internet marketing, consumer electronics, video security and many more.

Peter can walk a small business through a discovery process to uncover the key factors that will differentiate them from their competition.   This differentiation will oil the machine of digital marketing for business growth.

Peter has expertise in the following areas:  Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Website Development, Internet Marketing, Video Marketing, Email Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Content Creation, Product Development, Social Media Marketing, etc.

He is an expert at creating digital platforms, systems and tools for small businesses.

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Tom Thompson, PTAC

Getting Business from Local/State/Federal Government

Tom Thompson is a Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Counselor with over 34 years of government contracting and procurement experience supporting federal, state, and local agencies as well as government prime contractors and subcontractors.  He is a lifetime member of National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), holds lifetime Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) Certification, is a Master Instructor for the Federal Contractors Certificate (FCC) program and is a Level III Certified Contracting Assistance Specialist (CCAS).   Tom is available on Mondays at the Broomfield Business Resource Center (BRC) to meet with companies interested in learning how their company may grow their business through government contracting.

The Colorado PTAC was established in November 2009 as a nonprofit corporation operating under the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade to provide no-cost, confidential counseling and assistance to any Colorado business selling products or services to local, state and federal government agencies.  Tom Thompson is the North Metro PTAC representative, is experienced in all aspects of government procurement and provides a wide range of services to assist businesses in winning government contracts.  PTAC’s services include assistance in obtaining the required registrations and certifications; training and instruction about government procurement processes; assistance and knowledge about finding government bid opportunities; review of proposal responses; prime-to-subcontractor matchmaking; and mentoring for contract execution.