FVCC Welcomes New SBDC Director Stephanie Juneau
Flathead Valley Community College recently welcomed Stephanie Juneau as the new director of the Northwest Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC). A program of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the SBDC provides technical assistance and free, confidential counseling to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Juneau has 20 years of experience in commercial banking with expertise in financial analysis, loan structuring, credit underwriting and risk mitigation. She has served as a business consultant for a broad range of companies in various stages of development and has experience working in the general contracting, professional services, technology, alternative energy, bio-medical, manufacturing and import/export industries. Prior to joining the SBDC, she was the chief financial officer for a startup manufacturing company in California.
In her current position with the SBDC, Juneau will assist startups and small businesses in Flathead, Lake and Lincoln counties with financing, business planning and market knowledge.
The Northwest Montana SBDC is located on the FVCC campus and works in conjunction with the college’s economic development initiatives.
“Healthy small businesses and a well-educated workforce are critical to the success of our local economy,” said Susie Burch, FVCC’s executive director of economic development and continuing education. “We are thrilled to offer Stephanie’s knowledge in banking finance, operations and management to entrepreneurs and small business owners.”