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Sometimes it’s easier to talk one on one.

We encourage our clients to sign up for one of our workshops to answer any general questions about their business. However, if you are in need of additional information we have knowledgeable and friendly counselors that can help. Please schedule a 15 min call to learn more about your business or business idea and determine which consultant would best assist you based on your needs.



Our Expert Business Counselors


Maritza Gomez

Maritza Gomez is an English/Spanish business counselor. Her expertise includes but is not limited to how to write a business plan, social media marketing, E-commerce, vendor pop-up, and apparel decoration. She has been a business owner for 9 years and enjoys serving her community. She is a board member for NAWBO Inland Empire. Maritza has a passion for helping others grow and thrive, because when one grows, we all grow.

Specialty: Startup, Vendor Popup, Social Media

Other Languages: Spanish


LaVonne Shields

As an Accounting Strategist and Business ACCOUNTability Coach, LaVonne Shields specializes in training and consulting business owners to help them gain peace of mind and relieve stress associated with running a company, all while improving the bottom line. She created ACCOUNTability, a specialized training and system that helps to engage business owners into the financial management of their business and seamlessly integrate their accounting into their operations. As a Business Counselor and trainer she hopes to support even more business owners navigate the muddy waters of entrepreneurship. LaVonne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and is a registered tax preparer with the State of California. She also serves on the board of the National Association of Women Business Owner, Inland Empire Chapter.

Specialty: Accounting, Financials, QuickBooks, StartUp

Kelli Laine

Kelli Laine has extensive experience in branding, website planning and design for effective sites that engage customers, simplify operations, and grow your business. She specializes in marketing that strategizes startup concepts, tells a compelling story of your business, and helps you develop a business that thrives.   She has been in graphic design and marketing for over 30 years weaving art, psychology, and technology with bottom line results.

Specialty: Web Design, Web Strategy, Content Marketing, Startup 


Suzanne Pantoja

A dynamic and passionate HR Leader and Subject Matter Expert, certified PHR with a Masters in Management with Organizational Leadership and a Bachelors in Business Administration with specialization in HR Management; professional with 25 years of experience supporting organizations pertaining to all aspects of their human resources needs, specializing in strategic human resources requirements that impact the entire organization and workforce encompassing challenging business objectives. As an HR consultant my goal is to partner with organizations on their human resource obligations providing valuable support that comes from a strategic perspective on foundational HR initiatives, along with ensuring compliance to state and federal regulations, CA specifically, while focusing on the organization’s business goals and objectives.

Specialty: Human Resources, Business Leadership and Management, Business Strategy, Business startup 

Sharron Williams

Sharron grew up in Los Angeles CA, as the true seed of an entrepreneurial family, owning the title of, Jill of All Trades. Sharron has been successful as a business owner holding several licenses, as a Real Estate Agent, and operator of a Family Childcare facility, Hair Salon, and Temporary Agency, to name a few. Starting at a very young age, Sharron developed her passion for helping others and has a degree in mentoring, teaching, and training adult learners, while holding a special place in her heart for seniors. Among many, Sharron brings her specialty in business counseling, business administration, and community outreach services aboard. In her spare time, Sharron likes to volley on the tennis court, skate, dance and play the drums.

 Specialty: Marketing, Financing, Startup, Human Resources, DayCare, Salon

Angela Alavez

Angela Alavez is a first generation college graduate who earned a B.A. Degree from Cal State San Bernardino in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and has a certificate in money management essentials awarded from the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE). She is currently a business partner for an E-commerce business and working towards becoming CTEC certified. Angela is constantly pushing for financial literacy and goal setting in and outside of a professional setting.

Specialty: Start Ups, Social Media Marketing, E-commerce, Personal Financial Planning, and Small Business Finance


Adrienne Bradley

Adrienne Bradley brings over 20 years of diverse expertise to her role as a dedicated childcare business coach and consultant. With a solid educational foundation in child development, she honed her skills through two decades of owning and operating a childcare facility. Additionally, Adrienne has a background as an administrator in the healthcare sector in Corporate America, providing her with a comprehensive perspective.

Specializing in guiding daycare owners and providers, Adrienne offers seasoned insights into business planning, operations, marketing, and growth strategies. Beyond her consulting role, she actively develops products and services tailored to support both new and seasoned childcare providers. With a profound mission to empower childcare entrepreneurs, Adrienne is unwaveringly dedicated to ensuring their journey is not only successful but also marked by ease and fulfillment.

Specialty: Daycare, business planning, operations, marketing, growth strategy

Rudy Nieblas

Beginning a management career in his early twenties, Rudolph Nieblas had a knack for people, workflow, training, and systems. Armed with an insatiable appetite for learning, He used a graphic design service as a way to learn more about his clients' businesses in order to be available for whatever they needed. Through classes, seminars, internships, many books, and tutorials, he acquired proficiency in many business disciplines, cultivating a reputation as a go-to resource for clients—with projects spanning across the United States for more than 25 years.

Specialty: Operations, manufacturing, communications, certifications, staff development, brand development, design/marketing, product development


Mia Lankford

Mia Lankford is a successful entrepreneur and small business owner with over a decade of business experience. She specializes in the Real Estate industry and enjoys helping entrepreneurs navigate their entrepreneurial journey. Mia owns and operates a small multi-cultural beauty supply store online. Mia worked as a Licensed Psychiatric Technician for the state of California for over 18 years and also became an Author on her career path.

In addition to keeping her clients well-informed of new laws and regulations. Her extensive experience piloting programs for the State of California and discovering ways to train staff for efficiency and effectiveness make her an asset to small business owners. Mia sat on the Board of Directors for the California City Chamber of Commerce, her passion for business and helping others motivates her to bring resources to her community. Her desire is to assist business owners in becoming successful with their businesses.

Speciality: Start-up, Finance, Sam Registration, Business loans and Business Credit, Marketing, Business operating systems

Jackie Scott

Jackie Scott is the Director of the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center. She's dedicated and passionate about empowering individuals through entrepreneurship. Her previous work with the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center led to multiple regional awards. She helped clients start their business, acquire millions in startup funding and significantly increase their sales. Her 25 years in the seafood wholesale industry where she was a strong advocate for the small business community gives her the knowledge and expertise to guide entrepreneurs to success. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from CSUSM. Jackie “helps entrepreneurs succeed”.

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