Stewart King has taken the passion of his hobby and transformed it into a one-of-a-kind business in Northern Colorado. Rocky Mountain Archery is a full service archery pro-shop and premium indoor shooting range. Archery buffs can find an extensive amount of product, gifts and home décor, and gather to practice and compete in a lodge-style indoor range unlike any in the region.
CEF provided an initial funding injection for Rocky Mountain Archery, which made additional SBA financing possible for him. CEF also advised Stewart on developing his company website which he designed and maintains. Financial accounting software provided by CEF also helped the company to increase its efficiency and purchase additional software to stay on target.
"The CEF loan was the initial catalyst I needed to start the process of building the business," recalled Stewart. "It was the starting pistol that began the race."
Since working with CEF, Stewart has employed 14 people and has added numerous major product lines to his business. He plans to build a customer base and reputation for great service that will keep him on the cutting edge of the industry. "The more successful and secure the business is," remarked Stewart, "the more I will be able to give back to the community and the archery world."
As to the impact of CEF as an asset to the state of Colorado, Stewart had this to say. "There are numerous entrepreneurs in Colorado that have great ideas and are extremely hard working. The push from CEF is what is needed to initiate the start of those new businesses and grow Colorado's economy."