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Monty Hendersonis the Regional Director for the Hoosier Heartland Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a twelve-county region surrounding the city hubs of Kokomo and Lafayette, hosted by PCRD. He leads a team of two business advisers and one administrative assistant as they work to aid the growth and development of small businesses from pre-venture to up to 500 employees. You may contact the team here: https://isbdc.org/locations/hoosier-heartland-isbdc/.
He came to this position after serving a stint as the Indiana SBDC state director of network operations in Indianapolis. His experience includes many years as an Indiana SBDC business advisor, having assisted in excess of two thousand clients in eighteen counties. His broad advising expertise includes exporting, loan packaging, and business strategy.
Monty received a BS degree in Ag Economics from Purdue University and earned his graduate certificate in Public Management from IUPUI in Indianapolis. Every year of his adult life, save one, involves some form of public service at the local, regional or state level. Work experience includes the role of project manager of a federal Economic Development Administration government program and as assistant general manager of an agribusiness. He is a life-long farmer and entrepreneur as well. His background in small business, economic development and public management favors his role with the Indiana SBDC. You may follow Monty on Twitter@montysmemos.
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