Nancy Barnett, CEO & Co-Founder

Nancy has 25 years experience in corporate training, human resources, and vocational business training. Nancy’s passion is helping business owners start or improve their businesses by understanding all the components to build a strong business foundation.  She takes great pleasure in helping owners with strategic planning and business plan development.  She spent ten years at National Education College in California, as a teacher, Business Department Chairperson and Director of Education, as well as 14 years with AAA Colorado as Director of Corporate Training. During her tenure at AAA she created award-winning training programs and instituted a successful Quality Control Program for the Emergency Road Service Center. In 2008 she joined Suzy Schutz to create Apis Business Solutions, an accounting firm that focuses on managerial accounting for small businesses. In 2011 Apis Business Solutions was one of the three finalists for Emerging Business of the Year.  She is both a teacher and consultant at the SBDC (Small Business Development Center) Metro Denver, the North Metro SBDC, Broomfield Resource Center and the Mi Casa Resource Center focusing on small business development and start-ups.) She works with both start ups and established businesses. Nancy teaches business plan development, startup basics and a variety of other business classes. She was recently recognized by the North Metro SBDC as the 2014 MVP (Most Valuable Player) for the center. It was through her work with the SBDC that she created the eL3 curriculum for business planning. As a co-founder of el3 she is committed to creating the best entrepreneurial training available.