The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Headwaters is part of a statewide network of resource and technical service providers that assist both, start-up and existing businesses. The SBDC professional staff provides confidential business counseling, training and information to small business leaders and entrepreneurs. With assistance from our staff, business leaders can develop and enhance the financial, managerial and technical skills they need to compete and succeed in today’s complex business environment.


The counseling and training assistance services are provided to all small business populations in Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Granite, Jefferson, Madison, Powell and Silver Bow counties. Our counseling services are provided at no charge and are funded by the Small Business Administration, Montana Department of Commerce, Headwaters RC&D Area Inc., and local lenders.

Business Plan Development

Step-by-step assistance in writing plans for business start-ups and existing businesses.


Market Assistance

We will help you analyze the market and guide you in the development of a marketing plan.


Financial Technical Assistance

We will help you analyze your financial statements, provide credit analysis, work with you to set up a financial plan, and guide you toward banks and alternative financing.


Low-Cost Training

Comprehensive training in all areas of business management: short business 101 courses, take-home training modules, and access to a 12-week business planning course. Business Start-up Workshops Business 101 workshops help you decide if starting a business is for you.

Entrepreneurial Development 

One-on-one consultation for existing and start-up business management.

It Pays to Prepare

Although many of Headwaters’ services are free of charge, it is important to understand that in order to facilitate a productive counseling session, the client should develop as much information as possible about the business they would like to start or expand.

For more information please contact:

Courtney Loeffler

SBDC Regional Director              


Logann Lovshin

SBDC Business Advisor            


Check out this helpful video on developing a good business model!

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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Interested in starting your own business?

Download the MTSBDC Business Startup Toolkit