Updated: January 30, 2014 at 6:37 pm
TBG Solutions Inc., a risk management training and development company, has opened an office near Monument with two employees to make its services available to businesses, nonprofits and schools in Colorado.
The company, based in Tyler, Texas, expects the office to grow to 15 employees in the next several years by offering training in social media and identity theft awareness, data breach prevention and active shooter response, said Mark Seguin, TBG's founder and CEO.
TBG was started in 2003 and currently has six employees to provide training to more than 1,000 clients in Alabama, Arkansas, California and Texas. The company opened the Colorado office late last month, he said.
"We feel like the opportunity in Colorado is huge," Seguin said. "Colorado has experienced a history of school and workplace violence. Proper training can educate students and staff to know how to respond to a violent intruder incident. Our hope is that the 'Run, Hide, Fight' principles that we teach will become as commonplace as the principles we use in earthquake or fire drills."
Although the company's active shooter response training is its newest offering, Seguin said TBG's social media awareness training on "How Not to Get Fired over Facebook" remains its most popular by making employees "aware of the impact social media behavior can have on their career."
Joe Raso, CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, said having TBG's "unique and relevant training programs in our own backyard is definitely an added benefit to our region."
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