Lorene Hintz is the newest addition to the Billings Small Business Development Center (SBDC) advising team at Big Sky Economic Development (BSED). She brings 12 years of business consulting experience from her previous position as the Wolf Point SBDC Regional Director at Great Northern Development Corporation. Hintz 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, Hintz promotes opportunities and inspires growth for startup and existing businesses. Prior to working as a business consultant, Hintz 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. Hintz also co-chaired the 2016 Invest in Success conference in Havre.

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