Specialty Business Volunteers


Collin SBDC has partnered with specialty business volunteers and professionals near Plano, TX.  They donate their time and expertise through classes and limited free consulting sessions. CPA’s, attorneys, website and social media experts, tax consultants, to name a few, are available to our clients.

 

CPA’s and Tax Consultants

Henry Harris III  |  Atland and Harris Financial Group, Inc

CPA, Tax & Accounting
Altland & Harris Financial Group, Inc. is a Certified Public Accounting firm serving Plano and surrounding cities, offering help with accounting, payroll, tax preparation, tax planning and investment management services.

Keith Neifach  |  Neifach Associates, PC

CPA, Tax and Accounting
Neifach & Associates, P.C. is a Certified Public Accounting firm concentrating in providing accounting, tax and consulting services to individuals, businesses and Non Profit Organizations in the North Texas area. This small business accounting firm has been volunteering with the Collin SBDC for more that twenty years.

Business Insurance

Steven Neuner |  Alkali Services

Health Insurance for Business and Solo-preneurs
A visionary and innovator, Steven started Alkali with the purpose of transforming a broken industry that rewards insurance brokers and agents for putting their personal interests above the interests of their clients. In pursuit of his vision, Steven created The Empowered Advantage ®, an industry transforming process that ensures clients are properly insured, understand their coverage, and are maximizing their financial resources without fear of whether or not their interests are aligned with their agent.

 

Marketing

Chad Williams  |  SurveyLocal

Customer Reviews
SurveyLocal provides the software, incentives, experience, and support to easily collect a large amount of feedback online from your everyday customers. They use this feedback to promote  business across the web on third party websites and locally through our consumer network.  Online review marketing is a new and quickly growing space. As with any new marketing medium, you stand to gain the most by using it first. SurveyLocal gives you a fresh way to market that will immediately put you at the front of your industry, but that won’t always be the case

 

Jon Kendall  | Osky Blue

Websites, Social Media, SEO
Osky Blue is a Web Design and SEO Company that specializes in online marketing  and search engine optimization for companies located in Collin County and throughout the nation.  They are experts in web design, E-commerce, SEO and pay-per click advertising. Osky Blue knows how to make clients stand out from the pack. Growing businesses and bringing a measured return on investment is what they focus on.

 

Karl Wolfenden | DODDAL Productions

Video production, Branding, Broadcast
Doddal Productions is a full-service interactive branding and digital production studio run by skilled, award-winning industry experts. We bring our clients’ visions into focus with meaningful, hard-hitting work that tells a story – with a purpose.  Doddal works with clients to create a connection to their audience, and to craft that story to share on relevant platforms, and to drive results for their clients.

 

Small Business Attorneys

James Gourley  |  Cartens & Cahoon, LLP

Patent Attorney 
James Gourley joined Carstens & Cahoon, LLP as an associate in 2005. He focuses his practice on intellectual property law, franchise law, and litigation. Mr. Gourley is a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, and admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts.

Terry Traveland  |  Traveland Law

Business Attorney 
Terry Traveland has been practicing law since 1994 as an experienced corporate, mergers & acquisitions and securities law attorney. She provides advice to entrepreneurs on a broad range of issues including, business formation and planning, employment law, protection of intellectual property, purchases and sales of businesses, commercial transactions and contracts, loans and leases, and non-profit corporations.

 

Materials, services or products offered by providers to SBDC clients are available as a resource for you to locate professionals who can assist you with business concerns. Making these sources available to you does not imply or constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the SBDC, but is only intended to be a convenience for you.

You must perform your “due diligence” by interviewing the individuals or companies to determine if they meet your needs. If you do retain their services, be sure to obtain your agreement in writing: who is responsible for what; what work is to be performed; what is not included; what is the cost.

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