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Agnes Talamantez

Agnes Talamantez

Agnes Talamantez

President, Agnes Talamantez Carroll & Associates, LLC

Agnes Talamantez Carroll is the President of Agnes Talamantez Carroll & Associates, LLC, (ATC & Associates). It is a firm that trains and consults bilingually, focusing on small business affairs, and bridges understanding between American and the socially and economically disadvantaged business cultures.

ATC & Associates offers educational and training services in multi-platform content. Formally organized in 2002, ATC & Associates is a minority, woman-owned, Denver-based training resource for small business, corporations, academic institutions, and government agencies. ATC & Associates provides analysis, curriculum research, development, and implementation of training programs and consulting. The niche that they fill is in the arena of education and training in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner.

Over the past 22 years, she has developed small business training curricula for adults and youth, and authored several workbooks. She was the first in the country to write a small business training curriculum in Spanish that is not just a translation, but written in a culturally significant manner.

From 2004 to 2010, her company was named a Technical Assistance Provider for The United States Small Business Association’s “Community Express Loan Program” through US Bank designed to provide loans to those who would not qualify for traditional bank loans. In 2006 and 2007, she was also contracted by the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to provide outreach, technical assistance and loan packaging for the “Capital Program” for Latino US businesses. In 1997-98, while at Mi Casa Resource Center she replicated the Denver, SBA-funded, Women’s Business Center in Pueblo and Colorado Springs, Colorado which is written about in the Congressional Records.

In addition to her small business training qualifications, workforce development and leadership training experience, she has also been an authorized bilingual OSHA Construction Industry Outreach Trainer for the past 13 years.  Ms. Carroll has been a trainer for Region 8 OSHA Training Institute Outreach Program at the Rocky Mountain Education Center, Red Rocks Community College, in Lakewood, Colorado. Ms. Carroll is authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor. She has experience in vertical and horizontal construction and has done work for major projects such as TREX, and the Denver Transit Partners/ Constructors/ and RTD training partners and constructors in OSHA 10, 30 and Hazwoper classes. Additionally, she has worked in Safety and Health in the Renewable Energy Industry developing curriculum and training.

Ms. Carroll’s project of the past 8 years is a radio program, "¡Arriba Mi Negocio!" which airs 3 times per week on KJBD 1650AM, Radio Luz, where she is known as "Doña Inés."  It is a Spanish language program that provides training and advice for small business owners by interviewing successful role models and business experts.  ¡Arriba Mi Negocio! also provides small business training, consulting and workshops at Centro San Juan Diego, an educational resource center for immigrants.  Agnes offers consulting and technical assistance at no cost to these clients. She offers business classes in Spanish for the Aurora SBDC and also monthly workshops for business owners in different venues in the Metro Denver area.

She brings to her training and motivational speaking her experience and innovation, together with her passion for safety and other good business practices, as well as her personal mission to empower others.

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