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Meet Stephani + Co.

Certified Business Consultants & Experts

Our Mission

We are the ambassadors for your vision

We don’t wait for the future to happen, we help create it.

At Stephani + Co. Consulting, our professional services are strategically and operationally designed to support and serve our local business owners in their endeavors of starting a business, growing their business and achieving sustainability by withstanding highly uncertain resource-constrained environments. 

Our team knows that it is all about bringing your business vision to life by identifying opportunities around you and positioning your strengths to meet new demands.

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Business consultant Stephani Smith from Stephani + Co. Consulting
"The primary objective of business is serving others to the glory of God.”

Stephani Smith

Stephani Smith is currently the Business and Entrepreneurship Professor at Southeastern Community College and for the Goldman Sachs 10,000+ Small Business Initiative.


She enjoys teaching and consulting traditional and non-traditional students that are eager to become entrepreneurs or current entrepreneurs looking to acquire specific skills necessary to grow their business. 

Stephani has owned, operated and managed several businesses in a variety of industries that included agriculture, medical, advocacy, food service, athletics, digital media marketing and communications and business consulting. Her businesses have taken her around the country since the age of 17.


Stephani has volunteered for over 25 organizations & non profits, is an avid animal lover, a very active member in her church, an advocate for local politics, and enjoys golfing and spending time with her family.

"Jesus Christ has led me through a lifetime of dreams, challenges, and blessings. I truly believe His plan for me is to help and empower my fellow business owners, to rise above the competition and deliver on their brand promise."

Degrees Earned:

  • Masters in Business Administration

  • Masters Certification in Medical Sales

  • Bachelors in Education


  • Business Consultant

  • Facilitator for ELI Learning Institute

  • Professional Patient Advocacy

  • Management


  • Recipient of the top 20 most influential business people in Iowa given by the Trump administration in 2020


Current Memberships: 

  • Mississippi Valley Workforce Development Board-Operations Committee

  • Pheasants Forever

  • NACCE (National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship) 

  • Business Professionals of America 

  • National Association of Professional Women 

  • Burlington Chamber of Commerce 

  • Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce

  • Eagles Club 

  • Baptist Church

Past Memberships:

  • Toastmasters (Officer & Committee Chair) 

  • Young Professionals 

  • Women in Leadership 

  • 4-H


  • First Baptist Church Children’s Ministry

  • Helping Hands for Vets 

  • Hospice House 

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

  • PAW (Protecting Animal Welfare) 

  • Right To Life 

  • Patient Advocate 

  • Dream Catchers Foundation 

  • Humane Society 

  • Bi-Annual Blood Drive 

  • Habitat for Humanity 

  • 4-H & FFA Organizations 

  • STEM fest 

  • Booster Club 

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 

  • Big Brother Big Sister 

  • Bible School Teacher 

  • Salvation Army 

  • Adopt a Family 

  • Community Free Thanksgiving Dinner 

  • Alzheimer’s Fundraisers & Events

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"Because your business is worth it"

Tammy Dean

Tammy has worked for American Ordnance for over 30 years, currently as a Program Manager and held positions in Master Scheduling, Project Management, Business Development, Tenant Management, Public Affairs and as an Ethics Officer. 


Tammy also takes an interest in teaching adult educational courses as an adjunct instructor for Southeastern Community College. “Training is important because it represents the necessary foundation needed for employees to grow their knowledge base and improve their job skills to become more effective in the workplace. A company’s return on their investment is immense if it is consistent.”


One of Tammy’s greatest achievements professionally was earning her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. 


“My goal has always been to create and employ leadership strategies that support achieving growth and establishing company-wide cultures that promote sustainability. Earning a Master’s in Organizational Leadership was a critical piece in my development as a business consultant. It has allowed me to play an important role in helping to empower companies toward executing their vision.”


Degrees Earned:

  • Masters in Organizational Leadership


  • Production Inventory Management (CPIM)

  • Logistics

  • Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)

  • Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Current Memberships:

  • Women’s Resource Group 

  • National Defense Industrial Association (Board Representative) 

  • Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM – Former Chapter Board President) 

  • Association of the United States Army 

  • Project Management Institute 

  • DoD Ordnance Technology Consortium 

  • The National Armaments Consortium

  • Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce

  • Burlington Chamber of Commerce

Past Memberships:

  • Burlington Retention and Expansion (BRE) Chamber of Commerce 

  • Diversity Council


  • Burlington Paint a Thon 

  • Highway Cleanup 

  • Softball Coach 

  • Denmark Ball Association Board Member 

  • Girl Scout Troup Assistant 

  • Bible School Teacher

Business consultant Tammy Dean from Stephani + Co. Consulting
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