Wheat Ridge, CO
Hometown: Denver Metro Area

Member since:

November 23, 2012


What have you started?

I grew up working the family A&W Root Beer Drive-In, have had a cookie company in Aspen and my own consulting business for several years. I have helped several small business grow to the point of sale to a larger conglomerate or navigate their own growth as a banker and as the SBDC Director in Boulder Colorado from 1996 to 2001.

What are you starting now?

I'm currently completing my PhD in Education. I have focused on learning processes that will help business and individuals work through the critical thinking decision process. After 9/11 I had to help businesses coming to the Boulder Chamber of Commerce make critical decisions about their business. For the past 7 years I have been studying how to minimize anxiety so the critical thinking process may occur. My practice will also focus on Veteran's and active Military who have PTSD and need help navigating the learning process to a successful outcome.

What helps you stimulate your imagination? What are your favorite books? Movies?

What helps stimulate my imagination is the innate desire of the individual to overcome adversity and helping them to achieve that goal through learning processes.

Each IDEA Cafe ideally has six or seven people who attend a business meeting after the regular meeting once a month and who lead one of the meetings each month. Would you possibly be willing to do this for a group?

Yes, once my Degree is completed in the next few weeks.

How did you hear about Small Business Chamber's IDEA Startup Workshops?

John Wren.


Hello everyone. My name is Marilynn Force. I grew up learning how to be an entrepreneur working and managing my Dad's A&W Root beer Drive-In. Once we closed the business I have focused on how to help entrepreneurs be successful.

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