Like many of our entrepreneurial clients Suzy did not achieve her expertise through formal education beyond a high school diploma but instead through on-the-job service, self-study and mentoring from peers in her field. Suzy designs and teaches financial business classes through the Colorado network of Small Business Development Centers and the Offices of Economic Developement. She is also a mentor for the Champions program at the Commons on Champa which is a nonprofit resource for the Denver Offices of Economic Development. Her 30+ year bookkeeping and accounting career has focused on the small to medium sized business community with a passion for providing useful and accurate financial information in a way that matches the needs and style of the individual business owner. In 1997 she founded her first private accounting and bookkeeping practice. Based on that experience she partnered with Nancy Barnett to form the bookkeeping and accounting firm of Apis Business Solutions, LLC in August 2008 and in 2014 partnered with Nancy to form eL3. She comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and educators and embraces their combined spirits of self-reliance and courage backed by the knowledge needed to maintain success.