Collin SBDC has partnered with professionals near Plano, TX who volunteer their time and expertise through classes and limited free individual consulting sessions. CPA's, attorneys, website and social media experts, tax consultants, to name a few, are available to our clients for assistance and support.


James Gourley

Patent Attorney - Carstens & Cahoon, LLP

James Gourley joined Carstens & Cahoon, LLP as an associate in 2005. He focuses his practice on intellectual property law, franchise law, and litigation. Mr. Gourley is a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, and admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts.

Stephanie L. Russ

Employment, Contract and Corporate Attorney - Mullin Law, P.C.

In the courtroom, Stephanie has obtained desirable outcomes by combining her business and legal knowledge. She has successfully negotiated favorable settlements and defended corporate clients against individual and class action claims of discrimination, wage and hour claims, and other employment law matters. She routinely enforces, and defends against the enforcement of, franchise and employment-related noncompete agreements. Stephanie is licensed to practice in federal and state courts in Texas and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Terry Traveland

Business Attorney - Traveland Law

Terry Traveland has been practicing law since 1994 as an experienced corporate, mergers & acquisitions and securities law attorney. She provides advice to entrepreneurs on a broad range of issues including, business formation and planning, employment law, protection of intellectual property, purchases and sales of businesses, commercial transactions and contracts, loans and leases, and non-profit corporations.

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CPA's and Tax Consultants

Henry Harris III

CPA, Tax & Accounting - Altland and Harris Financial Group, Inc.

Altland & Harris Financial Group, Inc. is a Certified Public Accounting firm serving Plano and surrounding cities, offering assistance with Accounting, Payroll, Tax Preparation, Tax Planning and Investment Management services.

Andrew Hill

Tax, Bookkeeping & QuickBooks - Solutions Tax & Bookkeeping

Solutions Tax & Bookkeeping, LLC blends personal service and expertise to provide quality tax preparation, bookkeeping, QuickBooks education, Payroll, and many other financial planning and investment services for Frisco and surrounding communities.

Keith Neifach

CPA, Tax and Accounting - Neifach & Associates, P.C.

Neifach & Associates, P.C. is a Certified Public Accounting firm concentrating in providing accounting, tax and consulting services to individuals, businesses and Non Profit Organizations in the North Texas area. The firm has provided volunteer services to the Collin SBDC for over 10 years.

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Business Insurance

Nick Valliere

Business Insurance policies- Alkali Services

Nick assists clients with personal lines of Health, Life, and Disability insurance. His background is in sales and commercial client services.

Steven Neuner

Health Insurance for solo-preneurs- Alkali Services

A visionary and innovator, Steven started Alkali with the purpose of transforming a broken industry that rewards insurance brokers and agents for putting their personal interests above the interests of their clients. In pursuit of his vision, Steven created The Empowered Advantage ®, an industry transforming process that ensures clients are properly insured, understand their coverage, and are maximizing their financial resources without fear of whether or not their interests are aligned with their agent.

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Ryan Short

Web, Brand, and Video Development -MODassic Marketing

MODassoc Marketing makes CEOs happy and marketing directors look good by connectingt companies with their customers and deliver measurable ROI. They also serve as the behind the scenes, design and development team for other agencies. They're experts at tying everything together to produce a stronger brad; are known as a leading agency in responsive web design and wordpress development; and are a HubSpot agency partner and Google AdWords certified agency.

Carol Ann Thompson

Website Development - Prism Web Media

Prism Web Media is a Dallas-based web design and brand studio. PWM partners with clients to deliver creative content driven web-based marketing solutions along with custom-designed print collateral. With a heavy emphasis in the entrepreneurial and start-up markets, they specialize in informational websites, e-commerce sites and custom blogs. Applying strong visual communication concepts into their design work, PWM focuses on maximizing the return on investment for their clients.

Chad Williams

Search Engine Optimization, Online Advertising - Dallas Marketing Services

Dallas Marketing Services is a Dallas-based internet marketing company. They help small to medium businesses create and improve internet marketing campaigns. Marketing services include: online review management, PPC management, SEO services, Website Design, Social Media, and Survey Local.

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