From her office in Hartford, Denise strives to make a difference in the lives of all the entrepreneurs that meet with her, and she definitely has the experience to back her up. Denise has owned two of her own businesses over the span of 25 years, and has advised clients as part of the CTSBDC’s team of professional advisors since 2012. She has worked for more than 30 years in CT as a Business and Economic Development specialist and routinely helps small businesses overcome challenges associated with Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Relationship Building and Project Management.

As a Business Advocate and Advisor, Denise has managed all levels and all scales of projects related to budget, administration and operational functions including Credit and Business Analysis, Capital Sourcing, Marketing, Sales Growth, Contract Management, Process Improvement, Succession Planning, Cost Analysis and Customer Service.

In these extensive years navigating through the ins and outs of the world of business, Denise has come to learn that success comes with being aware of all the choices that are open to you. When she meets with a client, she asks them to pointed questions about their business needs and challenges and then listens to identify key points and priorities. Backed by CTSBDC software resources, Denise helps her clients identify their options using her own vast experience and a suite of tools. Instead of following a formulaic approach for every entrepreneur that steps into her office, Denise works with each one to identify a unique plan of action by educating and guiding them.

Denise has been instrumental in delivering and participating in numerous educational forums offered at various innovation incubators, local libraries, Chambers of Commerce and Community Colleges throughout Hartford and Middlesex Counties. Denise enthusiastically leads workshops that help small business owners start their business, develop comprehensive business strategy and secure financial resources to successfully start and grow.