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Steve Imke, has lived in Monument Colorado since 1986 with his wife (Kim) and their three boys. Steve has founded several small business in Colorado most significant was Horizon Interactive which he started in 1994. Steve grew this business to over 30 employees and three million in revenue with operations in Colorado and Massachusetts in under 5 years. In 1999 he sold Horizon Interactive to a publicly traded business (Interleaf) and was hired as Vice-President of Operations (Service Division). With Horizon Interactive at its core and with the resource of a publicly traded company, Steve helped grow the services business during the next two years to over 32 million in sales and over 250 employees. In 2002 Interleaf was purchased by another public company (Broadvision). Broadvision didn't require the service business of Interleaf so Steve formed IC Interactive and purchased the assets of the Broadvision Service Division along with its operations in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Colorado. He sold IC Interactive in 2003 to a private investor who still operates the business today.

Before starting Horizon Interactive, Steve owned an Invisible Fence Franchise and worked for Digital Equipment Corporation as Course Developer and ultimately Site manager for their Colorado Documentation and Course Development Operations.

Steve gained his technical and management experience as a Fire Control Technician with the US Coast Guard. Before moving to Colorado, Steve lived in Massachusetts and New York.

Currently Steve owns several LLCs, which he uses to manage his passive income portfolio primarily through Residential and Commercial Real Estate holdings and Oil and Gas investments. Steve also writes a small business blog ( and is the author of many small business related books design to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. Steve also volunteers his time to many civic organizations. Steve is an accredited SCORE and SCORE Plus counselor and was their Chapter Chairman. He also is a counselor for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and sits on their Advisory Board. Lastly, Steve was the Treasure and member of the Board of Directors for the ARC of the Pikes Peak Region, a local non-profit helping individuals with developmental disabilities.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Business Planning But Were Afraid To Ask

An Anthology Series Of Business Concepts That Lead To Business Planning Success

Authored by Steven Imke

This is not another business book designed to help entrepreneurs write a business plan. The focus of Everything You Wanted To Know About Business Planning But Were Afraid To Ask is to convey all the business wisdom entrepreneurs need to know BEFORE they sit down to write their business plan.

Readers will learn:
- What factors to consider before they start
- The vocabulary and federal acronyms used in the business world
- How to define the right business and economic models for their business
- How sales tax and income tax really work
- How their credit score is computed and what they can do to improve it
- About business risks and how to minimize them
- How to benchmark their financial projections against other existing businesses
- How to fund their business even when the bank says no
- How different customers think so the reader can market to them better
- About basic business management structures
- The seven most common formation errors when starting a new business
- How to get the most out of employees

As a serial entrepreneur and mentor to thousands of small businesses, the author has distilled a lifetime of wisdom that every new entrepreneur should consider before they sit down to write their first business plan.

Publication Date:
1534685375 / 9781534685376
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Business & Economics / New Business Enterprises

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