Havre Regional Small Business Development Center

Counties Served: Blaine, Chouteau, Hill, Liberty, Phillips


Regional Director

Joe LaPlante, SBDC Regional Director

As Director of the Small Business Development Center, Joe helps businesses with business planning, marketing, and growth strategies and assists with QuickBooks questions. Before working starting at Bear Paw Development Corporation, Joe worked in Glacier National Park after receiving his degree from Montana State University Billings majoring in Management and Marketing. Joe loves the outdoors and going on hikes with his family and friends.

Joe's areas of expertise include: QuickBooks, technology implementation, marketing, NDC certified, Fasttrac certified, Core Four trainer, NxLevel and market research.

Trainings Provided at Center:

  • QuickBooks
  • Customer Service
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Social Media
  • Trends in Technology


Shannon Clancy, SBDC SAM Registration Specialist

Shannon works with businesses statewide to assist them in confirming or requesting DUNS numbers and completing SAM registrations for businesses preparing to apply for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG). If you have questions about eligibility for SVOG or other SBA stimulus programs for businesses, please contact Joe LaPlante (Contact information above).