Compassionate Life Solutions

A Business that provides Downsizing and Estate or Tag Sale Services

12558 S. Danube Cir. Aurora, CO 80017

303- 750-2956 Visit Website

Downsizing a home, moving to an assisted living facility, or selling treasures accumulated over a lifetime is a daunting process few anticipate. Compassionate Life Solutions founder Stacey Craig knows firsthand how overwhelming this process can be for the elderly or disabled. When her grandmother downsized her home, the speed of the process left Craig scrambling to sell excess furniture and goods, find new living arrangements, and locate important documents. This process sparked an idea. “I felt I did [my grandmother] a disservice,” Craig said. “For example, I didn’t know I could have done an estate sale to make her more money when we downsized. I also feel that the elderly need protection because they are so eager for help, and there are so many people who try to take advantage of them. I want to be their advocate and protect their needs.”
This spark led to the creation of Compassionate Life Solutions, a business that provides downsizing and estate or tag sale services, and will coordinate with certified Senior Move Managers for relocation. Craig can also arrange for home cleaning or repair, meet with estate attorneys, coordinate change of address, and other logistical assistance.

"I couldn’t have done this without the SBDC.” Stacey Craig

When Craig brought her idea to the Aurora SBDC, a satellite office of the South Metro Denver SBDC, she took “every class the SBDC consultants offered-some twice!” At one of the workshops, an SBDC consultant, pulled her aside. “He told me that I had a good model, that I could be successful, and that I should take NxLeveL to get the business launched,” Craig said.
According to Craig, the amount of information she received during the 10 week Colorado Leading Edge: NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs course was crucial to the success of her business. She discovered community resources, such as the library research centers, and was guided into addressing business issues that she might have overlooked. One of the best outcomes of the class has been the connections Craig made. After a presentation by Minor & Brown, PC, she subsequently hired one of the firm’s associates to create her LLC. After the SBDC Lender’s Panel, Craig obtained a Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) loan for $3,000 and a new copy of QuickBooks. When a CEF representative arrived to install the program, she introduced Craig to the Cherry Creek Business Network. This connection led to referrals from an elder law attorney, and to Craig’s first three clients.
Craig is currently reaching out to assisted living and senior centers, as well as local hospitals, where she has been well-received by healthcare providers. She currently has two employees and hopes to expand. “I know this business is my future.”

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