Butte Regional Small Business Development Center

Counties Served: Silver Bow, Madison, Jefferson, Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Granite, Powell

Staff:

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Courtney Loeffler, Regional Director
406.533.6780 | cloeffler@headwatersrcd.org

Courtney joined the Montana Small Business Development center Network as the Regional Director for Headwaters RC&D in the spring of 2022. Prior to this position, Courtney worked as the Food and Agriculture Director and as a Business Advisor for the Small Business Development Center.  Courtney obtained her bachelor's degree in business and information technology from Montana Tech at the University of Montana in 2017. Her areas of expertise include: business planning, loan packaging, financial analysis, communications and mentoring entrepreneurs.  

As a Regional Director, Courtney advises and provides technical assistance to new and existing businesses with business planning, market research, financial assistance and loan packaging. She assists entrepreneurs b providing training opportunities in areas such as human resources, social media, Quickbooks, cybersecurity and Profit Mastery. 

 

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Logann Lovshin, Business Advisor
406.533.6783 | llovshin@headwatersrcd.org

In May of 2019 Logann obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy from Boise State University. Following graduation she worked as a corporate accountant for three years before she joined the Headwaters RC&D. Logann's area of expertise includes the following: business planning, loan packaging, financial analysis and mentoring entrepreneurs. 

As a Business Advisor Logan counsels new and existing businesses with business planning, marketing and financials throughout their seven county region. She assists entrepreneurs by providing training opportunities in areas such as human resources, social media, QuickBooks and Profit Mastery.

 

Jason Nitschke

Jason Nitschke, Zero to Five Senior Child Care Business Advisor
406.402.2455 | JasonN@ZerotoFive.org

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Jason joins Zero to Five Montana as a Senior Child Care Business Advisor after eight years in economic development as Vice President with the Great Falls Development Authority (GFDA) and Regional Director of the Great Falls area Small Business Development Center (SBDC). He will be delivering educational opportunities and one-on-one consultation support to entrepreneurs and communities starting, growing, and expanding childcare and early education solutions.

Since 2014, he has advised and trained nearly 4000 entrepreneurs and business professionals, helped start over 100 businesses, supported 2800 jobs, and helped in attracting nearly $75M in capital investment into area businesses. He was the 2022 recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Boots to Business Instructor of the Year, a national award recognizing the top five presenters of the SBA’s Introduction to Entrepreneurship curriculum for active-duty military and veterans. In 2018, he was named the Montana State SBDC Star honoring the top 1% of business advisors in the U.S.

Prior to joining the economic development community, Jason owned two businesses and spent 16 years as a print and broadcast journalist. He is an award-winning broadcaster, native Montanan, and is a proud daughter-dad. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Montana and a master’s degree in Communication from Hawaii Pacific University-Honolulu.

He is a certified business advisor, Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP), and certified Profit Mastery and PeerSpectives facilitator.

 

Trainings Provided at Center:

  • Core Four
  • Profit Mastery
  • Business 101: Evaluate a Business Idea
  • QuickBooks
  • Meet Up Entrepreneur Group