exclusive service offerings - FOR NETWORK COMPANIES


The service offers listed here are not being endorsed or promoted by the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network. Service providers who are listed below are interested in connecting with network companies or advisors to provide paid services. We have suggested that anyone interested in listing an offer do so at a discounted rate for network members, however your decision to utilize these services is completely at your discretion. This list is meant to act as a reference of tools available. If you do have a service to provide to our network members, please submit it here

*We do not share network members'  contact information to anyone listed on this page. If you are interested in utilizing listed services, please contact the provider directly. 


Market Compas

Similar to a compass, we work as your true north in providing guidance and direction for your business to achieve product marketing excellence. We provide deliverables that span from strategic to tactical, all of which are easy and effective to implement. Our services include product marketing strategy and planning, product-focused positioning and messaging, and go-to-market execution (content marketing, social media marketing, email marketing, and product launch success)

We specialize in collaborating with startup and small B2B and B2C technology companies and digital health companies.

BEN Offer:

For Ben companies, I am offering a discount on our 2 Page High-Impact Marketing Plan package. This offering is a great launching pad for startups to either kickoff off their marketing operations or retool/refresh them. I typically charge $650 for this offering but will discount $200 off for BEN companies, and only charge $450.

Contact Information:

Chris Deardorff (CEO) - chris.deardorff@themarketcompass.com


Baker Hostetler LLP

Baker Hostetler is one of the nation’s largest law firms with 950 attorneys in 14 offices around the country. The firm has five core practice groups: Litigation, Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, and Tax. Within these groups are several large specialty practices, including healthcare, energy, middle market mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial litigation, data privacy and security, patent prosecution and international tax. Our attorneys have broad knowledge and experience in many industries, including energy, media, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and insurance, consumer products, and hospitality.

Contact Information:

Lyle Wallace (Partner, Head of Business Practice Group) - lwallace@bakerlaw.com


HFI Consulting

We help business owners develop their skills, lead their teams, plan and execute so they can grow to the next level.

We focus on non industry specific skills (Financials, Strategy, Systems, Leadership, Sales, Marketing) which means we don’t make assumptions about processes. We bring outside, cross industry realistic benchmarking to the table. Through innovative micro consulting sessions, we’ll help you identify key metrics and goals that will impact your business.

BEN Offer:

A free, 2 hour pro-bono consultation for qualified companies.

Contact Information:

Brad Kreutz (Consultant) - brad@hficonsulting.com


Cresa

Cresa is an international corporate real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate services, including: Transaction Management, Project Management, Corporate Solutions, Portfolio Strategies, Location Planning, Lease Administration, Capital Markets, Mission Critical Solutions, and Facilities Services. With more than 58 offices, Cresa is the largest tenant representation firm in North America. In our Denver office we have become a favored company within the start up and technology community. I have also co-founded the Armed Forces Practice Group specializing in helping veteran owned companies as well as companies that support the armed forces in their real estate needs.

Contact Information:

Winters Heafey (Advisor) - wheafey@cresa.com


TalenTrust

TalenTrust helps BEN members find and keep great people - guaranteed

TalenTrust's proven, strategic recruitment process ensures you'll hire and retain talented individuals to fit your unique culture and help drive your company's growth. With TalenTrust, you'll address immediate hiring needs and have a pipeline of candidates available when you need them.

The TalenTrust strategic recruitment process features this critical two-part guarantee:
• Fulfillment: You will fill 100% of the positions you deploy to TalenTrust. The firm actively works on every position, no matter how challenging.
• Fit & Retention: You will retain the individuals you hire with TalenTrust. They'll fit you're culture and help drive your growth. If - for any reason - they don't, TalenTrust will make it right.

Denver-based TalenTrust understands the challenges facing high-growth companies, as the firm serves many on the Inc. 5000, and is on the list as well. Learn more about how the firm differs from traditional staffing/recruiting firms and can help your company.

BEN Offer:

Special Offer for BEN members: FREE New Book - Solve the People Puzzle In survey after survey, executives list attracting and retaining top talent as their #1 issue. While the people puzzle isn’t easy to solve, this book features compelling research, specific personal and client stories, and key perspectives from top business leaders and experts—all in a format that’s easy to read and prompts readers to act. Written by TalenTrust CEO Kathleen Quinn Votaw, It’s an executive’s guide to finding, keeping, and growing the best. Request your complimentary copy today.

Contact Information:

Eileen Desch (SVP) - edesch@talentrust.com


Burrtech Corporation

Burrtech provides a wide range of Information Technology services, freeing our clients to focus on the growth of their enterprise. Like you, we are a growing business – so we outsource many functions that could inhibit our core competency and our obsession to provide our clients with outstanding Information Technology services.

For many organizations, Information Technology is one of the most common business inhibitors. Networks, desktop hardware, mobile devices, software, security, backup/disaster recovery, and telephony – when not working properly – are time-consuming and frustrating drains on your staff and your business. Burrtech's scalable solutions are designed to grow 'with' your business. We can design and manage your entire IT infrastructure and network, support your staff, and develop a road-map aligned with your future growth objectives – so Information Technology is never an obstacle to your growth. In fact, Burrtech believes Information Technology should be an enabler of your growth, an optimizer of your productivity, and a producer of profit.

Please contact Steve Kass at (720) 370-3299 ext. 102 if we can tell you more about our business, and discuss how we can help your business succeed, now and in the future. We hope to apply and be accepted for BEN membership in the near future.

Contact Information:

Steve Kass (Director of Professional Services) - skass@burrtech.com


Perkins Coie LLP

I am available to assist companies in the selection, clearance and maintenance of trademarks and related branding initiatives, both in the United States and abroad. I can also assist companies with legal issues related to copyright law, Internet law, advertising, and domain name issues.

Contact Information:

Alexander Garcia (Counsel) - AJAGarcia@perkinscoie.com


SparkHouse

SparkHouse is a start-up business its self and provides Talent Partner / Human Capital Partner services to VC and Private Equity backed and family owned businesses. Additionally, SparkHouse serves as a Senior Human Resource Leader "as needed" to small and medium sized businesses that might not have the need or financial resources to have a full-time Senior HR presence. Right Culture. Right Leadership. Right People. SparkHouse is all about helping companies WIN through aligning people strategy with business strategy. We help with organizational design and development, talent recruiting and retention, employment branding, culture identification and development, leadership, communication as well as compensation and rewards. We do all of this with a track record of success and a straight forward "roll up your sleeves" and get things done approach - AND at affordable rates. We come recommended by BEN members Bill Miller (PV Ventures), Linda Appel Lipsius (Teatulia), and Hannah Parsons (Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance) to name a few.

BEN Offer:

I'm affordable and flexible - rates depend on the services needed

Contact Information:

John Grover (Managing Partner) - john.r.grover@gmail.com


Access Marketing Company

Access Marketing Company is a data-driven marketing agency specializing in growth for businesses in the B2B sector. By working with our comprehensive firm, you get the benefits of our core knowledge across the fundamentals of marketing and sales.

Our primary expertise lies in marketing automation services–crafting programs, developing complex interactions and pushing buyers down the sales and marketing funnel through automated interactions.

Outside of automation, Access Marketing Company has a full staff of marketing experts with skill sets that span the range of marketing knowledge. From content development to digital marketing techniques, our extensive know-how helps us craft custom campaigns specifically created to answer your needs as a business.

BEN Offer:

We offer a free 15-minute marketing consultation for all BEN companies

Contact Information:

Joy Milkowski (Marketing Strategist & Consultant) - joy@accessmarketingcompany.com


TriNet

TriNet is a leading provider of a comprehensive human resources solution for small and midsize businesses or SMBs. We enhance business productivity by enabling our clients to outsource their human resources, or HR, function to one strategic partner and allowing them to focus on operating and growing their core businesses. Our HR solution includes services such as payroll processing, human capital consulting, employment law compliance and employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans and workers compensation insurance. Our services are delivered by our expert team of HR professionals and enabled by our proprietary, cloud-based technology platform, which allows our clients and their employees to efficiently conduct their HR transactions anytime and anywhere.

BEN Offer:

We are pleased to offer BEN companies discounted pricing on their TriNet administrative fees.

Contact Information:

Kirstan Sandoval (Regional Sales Consultant) - kirstan.sandoval@trinet.com 


Staff IQ, LLC

Staff IQ offers growth consulting, culture consulting, and staffing services to start ups and small technology companies. We are your partner to building great teams. In the start up world every hire is critical. We will help you find the right person to fit the role not just any person.

BEN Offer:

We will work with all BEN companies to offer our services at an affordable rate. Yes it will be discounted.

Contact Information:

Andrew Turner (Managing Partner) - aturner@staff-iq.com


Slice of Lime

Slice of Lime is a User Experience Design agency focusing on research, design, prototyping, and user validation for complex web applications and mobile applications. We've been recognized as the "Most Effective UX Agency" by UX Magazine and have been a part of the Boulder/Denver community for 15 years. We welcome the opportunity to help the great BEN Network companies!

BEN Offer:

For BEN companies, we will be offering a 5% discount off of our services for the first project we do with you.

Contact Information:

Kevin Menzie (CEO) - kevin@sliceoflime.com


Holland & Hart LLP

Holland & Hart provides a diverse array of legal services to growing and emerging companies, from corporate work such as financing and mergers and acquisitions to intellectual property work such as licensing, patenting, and trademarking. Holland & Hart is based in Colorado and has long been a part of the Colorado community. We practice in virtually every industry, including technology, food and beverage, and energy.

BEN Offer:

Flat fees and discounted pricing are available to BEN companies, subject to discussion.

Contact Information:

Chuck Cotter - cacotter@hollandhart.com
Betty Arkell - barkell@hollandhart.com


Practical Legal Services

Practical Legal Services provides expert general counsel for small to mid-size companies. The firm was formed as an innovative low-overhead alternative. For more information visit www.practicallegalservices.com.

BEN Offer:

BENCOs receive twenty-five percent discount on the firm’s fees.  This offer expires December 31, 2015.

Contact Information:

Jon Bourne - Managing Member and General Counsel

jbourne@practicallegalservices.com


Integral Performance:

Integral Performance is a management consulting firm. We assist clients in the sustainable implementation of large-scale operational, organizational, leadership, and cultural change initiatives. Organizations work with us to create compelling, achievable futures that align and inspire their people into action. Organizations seeking to adapt to the accelerating pace of change can no longer force change through purely technical approaches. As experienced CEOs and senior business leaders, we utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to elevate leadership performance and culture including the fields of neuroscience, complex adaptive systems and other disciplines. Executive coaching and leadership programs are conducted worldwide.

BEN Offer:

BENCOs receive discounts to fees and Leadership Development Courses

Contact Information:

Jerry Dackerman - Founder & Managing Partner, Integral Performance

jdackerman1@gmail.com