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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.

Messages From Successful Entrepreneurs

Lessons From Highly Successful Founders, CEOs, and Senior Executives That Changed Their Industries Forever

Authored by Steven Imke

Messages From Successful Entrepreneurs is a wisdom packed book that was written for the entrepreneur looking for inspirational ideas used by highly successful entrepreneurs to re-energize their business. The book uses stories from 32 of the worlds most successful leaders to dramatize pivotal business lessons every entrepreneur should consider implementing in their own business.

Discover how overcoming personal hardship or being told "no" created some of the great entrepreneurs. Learn how a waffle sparked the running craze and how a Pez dispenser launched the creation of one of the biggest multi-sided platforms.

As a serial entrepreneur and mentor to thousands of small businesses the author is fascinated with the icons of business and has used their stories to help and inspire his clients to discover ways to think about their business in new and creative ways.

Many of the biggest companies used lessons from one industry and simply applied it to their own. The book Messages From Successful Entrepreneurs is a concise and easy to read guide packed with solid advice and examples that will help the entrepreneur leverage the lessons of some of the greatest leaders business has know.

Publication Date:
1534700153 / 9781534700154
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Business & Economics / Corporate & Business History / General

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