Below please find a testimonial from our CES Incubator client, Tim Beckham. Tim speaks of the FREE Legal and Technology (IT) consulting servcices that he has been receiving thanks to the generous grant from the Coleman Foundation.
I am writing you to express my appreciation and admiration for the superb support and assistance that MCCC and you offer us in the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. As you know, I am developing the website, www.energy.org, and have been associated with CES since the beginning of the program at MCCC. It gives me great pleasure to write that I have never been disappointed in the help I have received from both yourself and the excellent, highly professional, consulting advisors that CES offers.
The experience I have had with two of your advisors deserves special mention. I refer to Sergio Carbone, advisor for IT, and Rich Kelly, attorney. Both of these individuals are of top-notch caliber and have helped to guide me in the beginning stages of my efforts, both with expert professional advice and with a clear concern for my professional well-being in the all-important early stages of business development. Sergio Carbone commands an impressive depth and scope in business management, as well as the highly technical aspects of programming and IT. His personal experience in running his own successful business is evident in the consulting advice he offers. It is rare to find in one individual such keen talent in such diverse aspects of business, but Sergio has clearly mastered both. I have found his support to be invaluable and look forward to every visit he makes to my office.
Likewise, Rich Kelly is highly knowledgeable in the legal matters of major concern to a small business like my own. His knowledge of both the law and the practical aspects of a startup business makes his advice especially pertinent, whether it is over the right choice of liability insurance or the structuring of business operations to minimize risk. His understanding of the complicated ins and outs of a small businessperson's decision process has helped me tremendously. I try to see Rich as often as I can.
Thank you for the excellent services you are providing. I intend to continue at MCCC for as long as I may, in order to take advantage of what you offer. I am confident that all my fellow clients at CES feel the same.
Sincerely, Tim Beckham http://www.energy.org