SBDC Client Success Stories

Montana Small Business Development Centers have helped thousands of businesses achieve success. We are excited to showcase the positive impacts we've made on our clients, as told from their perspectives. The following businesses worked hard with our team to build solid, successful plans. View PDF downloads of our most recent successes by region below also featured in our Annual Report.


Great Successes: SBDC Client Success Story Videos

Great Successs Click to watch and learn how 3 Montana small businesses utilized SBDCs to jumpstart their success!

A series of compelling stories evolved into video features that include clients Lasting Legacy from Billings, Electric City Coffee from Great Falls, and JE Engineering from Kalispell.




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Lasting Legacy

Lasting Legacy Assisted Living
Received Start Up Assistance

Chad Green was inspired by the care his grandmother received when she was in an assisted living facility, and wanted to start his own. Green came to the Billings Regional SBDC for help. Find out more about how we helped him achieve his dream.




Electric City Coffee

Electric City Coffee
Veteran Business Owners

After retiring from the Air Force, Thad and Heidi Reiste returned to Great Falls and bought a local coffee shop. They purchased the recipes and equipment, relocated downtown and re-branded, then came to the Great Falls Regional SBDC for help. Continue learning about how the SBDC helped them achieve success.



JE Engineering
JE Engineering
Utilized Profit Mastery Training

JE Engineering experienced growth that led owners Cindi and Richard Jarvis to consider expanding. Before making this decision, however, Cindi wanted to be certain the expansion was warranted by the company’s financial performance. She turned to the Kalispell Regional SBDC to start her business planning through Profit Mastery. Learn more about their experience.  

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