Helena Regional Small Business Development Center

Counties Served: Broadwater, Lewis & Clark, Meagher


Regional Director

Ryan Loomis, MBA, SBDC Regional Director

Ryan Loomis joined the Montana SBDC, hosted out of Helena College, as the Regional Director for the Helena area in September 2018. Prior to joining the Montana SBDC, Ryan worked as an Assistant Store Manager for a large retail store in Helena. In cooperation with Helena College, Ryan doubles as the Workforce Development and Community Outreach Coordinator for Helena College.

As the Small Business Development Center Regional Director in Helena, Ryan assists entrepreneurs in 3 counties in business planning, marketing, financial analysis, and technical assistance. He also advises existing businesses in marketing, market research and growth and retention. Ryan’s professional experience lends a well-rounded approach to small businesses. Ryan has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration- Marketing and Management from the University of Montana and earned his MBA in the Spring of 2019.

Ryan's Administrative Office is located at 1115 North Roberts St., Helena, MT 59601.
SBDC/ Workforce Development Office is located at 2300 Airport Rd., Helena, MT 59601


JoshBennett.jpegJosh Bennett, Business Advisor/COVID Specialist

Josh Bennett joined the Montana SBDC, hosted out of Helena College, in January 2021. Prior to joining the Montana SBDC, Josh worked as a Regional Manager for Montana MVD and the Retail Services Manager for Helena College.

As the Senior Business Advisor under the CARES Act, Josh coordinates training sessions for clients as well as assistance with the Payroll Protection Plan, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and other questions pertaining to recovering and reorganizing due to Covid-19. Josh has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Walla Walla University.