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The Hipstir Wagon

We are a food trailer with a permanent location as well as the ability to go to special events in the area. The Hipstir Wagon roots are a bakery – making donuts, cinnamon rolls, and good coffee. Our menu has expanded already to include several egg-based breakfast items and lunch sandwiches. The list of pastries we can prepare has also expanded to fruit turnovers, crescent rolls, apple fritters (with a gluten-free version), and fruit and cheese-filled brioche loaves. All of our pastries and other items are made from scratch and baked or fried in the trailer.

Working with the SBDC

The East Colorado SBDC has been very supportive of us along the entire process of thinking about starting a business to planning a business to finding a place for a business to putting all the pieces together and actually getting started. The continuing support that we receive from Troy and Raejean is much appreciated as we maneuver through our first year of being in business.

“Best donuts in the world”

As we are now in our fourth month of business, we are seeing slow and steady growth. More locals are coming to us regularly and we’re getting big growth in the number of wind farm workers coming for our excellent breakfast options. We’re also seeing more highway traffic from those passing through town seeking a non-fast food option. Many visitors comment on the cuteness of our trailer and how it caught their eye as they were driving past. Even more importantly to us, we are hearing things like, “My kids thought those were the best donuts they’ve ever had,” or, “Your donuts are so good! How can all these people just continue to drive by a place that is making the best donuts in the world?”

Sisu Therapies

Sisu Therapies was founded by married couple Laura Simenson, DPT, and Joe Schroeder, DPT in January 2020. For 15 years, the couple had a long-standing goal of starting a therapy and wellness practice together that offers a dynamic and holistic pathway leading to healthier lifestyles. When the space at 1230 W. Ash Street became available in December 2019, it finally seemed that all the pieces were starting to fall into place. Working with East CO

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Picture It Studios
PICTURE IT STUDIOS, INC

Navigating COVID Relief with the SBDC During the COVID lockdown, Craig provided information and guidance about the PPP and the EIDL programs that might stabilize the Studio once we were able to re-open. At that point most of my capital had been spent on rent and utilities during the 2.5 months we were forced to close.  Without that support we would have had to permanently close. Thankfully we were approved for both types of assistance

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Elaine's Place
Elaine’s Place

Our goal at Elaine’s Place is to provide fresh traditional meals, making our customers feel like they are eating at their own dining room table all for a reasonable price! Working with the SBDC Merle Rhoades at East CO SBDC helped us in obtaining a grant from Morgan County Safe Open. This COVID grant will help keep me in business for at least another year and keep the employees I have employed.  I told Merle

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Jessie’s Performance

We started our business of building and restoring Hot Rods in June 2014. and it grew much faster than we had imaged! Being New to running this king of business, we “flew by the seat of our pants” for the first few years. Working with the SBDC Spring 2018, we started working with the SBDC to make a business plan, and in hopes of finding some funding (since we started the business without any working

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Seeds Counseling

I started my private therapy practice in June and frankly had no ideas about business. Working with the SBDC East CO SBDC was amazingly helpful; most Mondays before the pandemic I’d take my 2 year old to meet with Chelsie to talk about building a business plan and what steps I needed to be successful. I reached my goal of having enough clients to leave my job and be full time private practice in October,

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RDRX Nutrition

I was working full-time as a clinical dietitian in the outpatient setting. Before SBDC, my private practice helping clients who were ready to make healthy lifestyle changes was just a dream. Working with the SBDC Kyla helped me from the very beginning. I came in with just ideas, questions and was totally lost. I had no clue where to start. She walked me through filing an LLC, reviewed my always-changing business plan, guided me to

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