Lorene Hintz is the newest addition to the Billings Small Business Development Center (SBDC) advising team at Big Sky Economic Development (BSED). Lorene brings 12 years of business consulting experience from her previous position as the Wolf Point SBDC Regional Director at Great Northern Development Corporation.
Lorene joins BSED as a Business Advisor and will manage the Business Expansion and Retention Resource Team, filling SBDC State Director Chad Moore's previous position.
An Accredited Small Business Consultant, Lorene strives to recognize needs, promote opportunities and inspire growth in startup and existing businesses. Prior to working as a business consultant, Lorene owned and managed a women’s retail business for 16 years. Her practical experience contributes to her insight of the importance of financial planning for business success.
Lorene also co-chaired the 2016 Invest in Success conference in Havre, which boasted nearly 200 attendees, a Shark Tank live pitch competition and dozens of classes for Montana entrepreneurs. Lorene is a welcome asset to her new team at BSED, helping them serve even more startup and existing businesses.
"It's exciting to watch the SBDC team grow, evolve and better serve Montana's small businesses,” SBDC State Director Chad Moore said.