Kalispell Regional Small Business Development Center

Counties Served: Flathead, Lake, Lincoln


Regional Direcor

Dan Gorton, SBDC Regional Director

Dan was born and raised in the Flathead area but started his career in Eastern Montana in the grain merchandising, fertilizer and commodity business. He holds a B.S. from Montana State University and has extensive experience in consulting small business owners.

Dan comes to the position with over 30 years of being an entrepreneur and owning a local small business. In addition, Dan has served over 20 years as a Director for a locally owned community bank. His extensive knowledge of banking, financial analysis, business management and operations is extremely beneficial to the Small Business Development Center. In his current position with the SBDC, Gorton will assist startups and small business in Flathead, Lake and Lincoln counties with financing, business planning and market knowledge.


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 Dan Gorton (Contact information above).