Bender-Carey Group

Helping business owners find their way through the stages of growth & expansion that lead to success
Get a Free ConsultationAbout Us

Are You

Struggling to find clients quickly and easily?

Do You

Have a great service but are not sure how to market it?

Are You

Constantly worried about making enough money in your business?


Don’t Let the Complexities of Your Financials Burden You Any Longer










What We Do

Bender-Carey Group will aid in your business’ TACTICAL DECISIONS and STRATEGIC GROWTH.

Kristie Bender-Carey has had a hand in helping many businesses of all sizes reach their maximum potential and success. Her success as a former bank president gives her the knowledge needed to effectively lead businesses into profitability. When dealing with Kristie, clients can always expect to be treated respectfully, and dealt with honestly.


What is Business Advising?

Business advisement from experienced professionals can take your business from where it is now to where you want it to be.

A business advisor will assist and guide the business owner in growing their business by helping them clarify the vision of their business and how it fits in with their personal goals. Fitting the business vision in with the business owner’s personal goals is a step that is often missed by most business advisors, who often only focus on the business goals. In so doing, they are omitting the goals of the business owner altogether.

A great business owner seeks to understand why reaching business growth goals is important to them personally, and the impact it will have on their life. After all, the business owner ultimately determines the speed and passion in which the goal is met (if ever), and if it is not linked to the business owner’s personal dreams, goals and plans for themselves, there is no burning reason why getting to that business goal is critical.

After clarifying where a business owner would like to take their business, business advising will help strategize and prioritize what goals and strategies are needed to help progress the business closer to its goal. A business advisor will meet with the business owner regularly, either weekly or monthly, to keep them on track to the commitments made during the past coaching session.

How Do I Know if Business Advising Is Right for Me?

Before you start searching for a consultant for your business, begin by identifying your needs as thoroughly as possible. For example, will you need regular monthly accounting and/or bookkeeping assistance or only at tax time? Or will you need on-call emergency assistance for IT related issues?  

By nature, most small business owners are hands-on DIY types that prefer to be involved in every aspect of their business, from deciding on the type of coffee machine to doing the company tax returns. Statistics show that most business owners find it difficult to delegate tasks to employees or outside advisors. However, if as a business owner too much of your time is being spent on non-core business activities it is probably time to ask the question if your small business needs to hire small business advisement services?

In the startup or early growth phase of a business being a jack-of-all-trades business owner is often necessary due to financial or other constraints. However, as a business matures there are many needs of a temporary nature that are better served by experts in the discipline. The ever-increasing complexities of information technology, the tax code, and the regulations and other legal aspects surrounding a business can be very difficult for a business owner to stay abreast of.

Do You Only Work With Established Companies?

No. We work with companies that want to grow their businesses, whether established or new.

Do You Offer Ongoing Advisory Services?

Yes we do. Many companies hire us as their CFO, their bookkeeper, and often as their marketing team.

Do You Invest In Startup Companies?

We invest our time into startups. We also invest in them financially. Bender-Carey Capital can provide finances to your company for things such s hiring new employees, purchasing machinery, and storing inventory.

About Kristie Bender-Carey

Business Advisor and CEO

A FORMER BANK PRESIDENT CAPABLE OF HELPING ANY BUSINESS SUCCEED. Kristie is a licensed business consultant who uses her extensive and successful business background to assist companies realize their full market potential by using strategic planning, career consulting, human resources, organizational development, community involvement, and business advancement through marketing and communications.

She is quick to point out one of her many strengths: “I focus on ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking, offering creative financing solutions and providing business clients with a high level of service.”

Kristie began her financial services career in 1980 with Shearson American Express in Iowa. For 20 years she was owner and president of American Finance Inc., a commercial real estate lender in Colorado Springs. She transitioned into the banking world as Vice President for Business Development with one of Colorado Springs’ largest banks and then Market President for two other large, publicly-traded banks in town.

She and her husband, a retired Colonel from the U.S. Air Force, run a working cattle ranch outside Colorado Springs. They have 5 children and 5 grandchildren.



Kristie and her team are licensed business advisors who use their extensive and successful business backgrounds to assist companies in realizing their full market potential by using strategic planning, career …

startled young woman with questionable gestures


Welcome Entrepreneurs! Here is what we already know about YOU…
Entrepreneurs are some of the most courageous, creative, and incredible human beings on the planet. The world needs you right now, …

vintage silver microphone


Need a speaker for an upcoming event? If you would like to book Kristie Bender-Carey for an upcoming event, please fill out the BOOKING REQUEST FORM and we will get in touch with you shortly. Some …

Client Success Is Our Number One Priority!

Bender Carey Financing logo
Bender Carey Marketing logo
Bender Carey Financing logo
Bender Carey Financing logo

2301 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909, USA

Companies We've Worked With

"Kristie made a strategic plan for my idea and helped me turn it into a profitable company in less than four months!"

Business News & Resources

Bender-Carey Group Wins Best Workplaces 2018 Award

We are thrilled to have been named by The Gazette as one of 2018's Best Workplaces in Colorado Springs! We love our team of professionals here and work hard to make our clients' businesses thrive.

Christmas Light Shows with Music around Colorado Springs

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! If any on the list are not participating, please let me know so we can update the list. Thanks! Please drive safely and be kind to the neighbors. TURN OFF YOUR HEADLIGHTS when parked in front of a light display. Move on when there...

Colorado’s Data Privacy Law Went into Effect Last Week, September 1st

FYI, in addition to the European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Colorado's data privacy law went into effect last week, September 1st: It...

Bender-Carey Mission Statement: Bender-Carey Group, Inc. is dedicated to providing superb services for our clients. We will constantly strive to satisfy customer needs better than the industry averages. Our objective is to be a performance-proven leader in the business advisory and financial industry. In achieving this goal, we will satisfy our responsibility to all our business contacts through excellence, distinction, and perfection.