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Tenant Q + A: Grand Valley Micro Farms

2022-05-20T14:57:20-06:00May 20th, 2022|Categories: Incubator Program, Kitchen Program, SBDC|

Business: Grand Valley Micro Farms, LLC Owner: Phil and Nate Strouse What does Grand Valley Micro Farms do? We grow and sell microgreens (fruit and vegetable shoots) that have short shelf lives (one to two weeks) and a greater nutrient quality score (NQS) per ounce than other forms of natural food. We produce tasty, [...]

Tenant Q+A: Happy Roots Plant Pots

2022-02-04T10:54:52-07:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: Incubator Program, News, SBDC|

Business: Happy Roots Plant Pots Owners: Rikki Cook and Marc Fiot What does Happy Roots Plant Pots do? Happy Roots designs, develops, manufactures, and sells unique and innovative bottom watering plant pots. What inspired you to start this business? As avid houseplant lovers, we struggled to find quality ceramic planters with proper drainage. We [...]

Alpine Autohaus

2021-05-03T13:39:45-06:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: News, SBDC|Tags: |

Business: Alpine AutohausOwner: Sean CotterLouie is a six-foot-tall (and growing) house plant and the shop greeter at Alpine Autohaus. He was passed down from the original owner with the adage, “If Louie is doing well, the business is doing well.” According to Alpine Autohaus’ owner, Sean Cotter, Louie is doing very well.Alpine Autohaus opened in [...]

CrossFit Juke Joint

2021-05-03T11:29:58-06:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: News, SBDC|Tags: , |

Business: CrossFit Juke Joint Owner: Sung Hong CrossFit Juke Joint (CFJJ) is a box, not a gym. Unlike gyms, CrossFit facilities (boxes) do not house treadmills or 20 weight machines. They resemble a box with four walls that contain weights, ropes, and bars. However, perhaps the most important piece of equipment a box can carry [...]

JT Crane Service: Taking Business to New Heights

2021-04-30T14:12:10-06:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Incubator Program, News, SBDC|Tags: |

Business: JT Crane ServiceOwner: Jeff ThorntonJeff Thornton is a veteran and an equipment operator who had 12 years of crane operating experience and another five years of heavy equipment operator experience. However, something Jeff had limited experience with was starting and growing a business.“The classes and coaches [at the Grand Junction SBDC] have been essential [...]

Thai Number 9: An SBDC Success Story

2021-03-26T10:50:51-06:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: SBDC|Tags: |

Running a restaurant has its challenges, but 2020 really took it to the next level. Thai Number 9 faced these challenges head-on all while keeping their customers fed and satisfied. Thai Number 9 opened in 2018 and is a family-owned and operated authentic Thai restaurant in Grand Junction, Colorado. The dream of running a [...]

Business Recovery Help Arrives in Mesa and Rio Blanco Counties

2021-02-24T09:12:35-07:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: News, SBDC|

Free one-on-one business consulting, workshops for small businesses The Grand Junction Small Business Development Center (SBDC) announced this week the launch of the Business Recovery Initiative, a new program established to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program will provide recovery-focused assistance through one-on-one business consulting and online workshops. “Most small businesses across the [...]

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