Dan Hicks wants to see local businesses succeed. Because of this motivation and his wealth of knowledge in the business world, he is a perfect fit as a Small Business Development Center Counselor.
His focus is to help the entrepreneur on establishing measurable goals with significant financial awareness. Dan and his wife Glynn Polter own Mountain Lighthouse and Gallery in South Fork. He has owned his own businesses in the past and was employed as the Chief Operating Officer for a “dot com” startup. His Bachelor degree was in business and finance from San Jose State University.
Dan is a wonderful listener, understands how to go from step A to step Z when an entrepreneur wants to start or expand their business. He is a welcome addition to the dozen independent business counselors working with the SLV SBDC. One recent startup client had this to say about working with Dan and the SBDC. “I wanted to add that Dan's help has been invaluable, as it helped me get past some of the State of Colorado registrations without issue. One item that is more difficult to explain is that sometimes it is just good to have someone listen to your ideas and give you their honest evaluation on your thoughts. This is something I really have appreciated. Dan offers a wide span of skills to the community and the entire Valley.” To request a session with Dan, you can call the SBDC office at 719-589-3682 or go to the web-site at ColordoSBDC.org.