Business Advisor

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Salary period: Annual
Additional classifications: Banking, Consulting Services, Government Sector
Business Advisor -New Albany, Indiana- Office of
The mission of the ISBDC (Indiana Small Business Development
Center) Network is to have a positive and measurable impact on the
formation, growth, and sustainability of small businesses in
Indiana, and to develop a strong entrepreneurial community. The
business advisor's role in accomplishing this mission is to be a
consultant to small business clients to help them begin a business
and/or to encourage growth and sustainability of small businesses.
In addition, they along with the Regional Director represent the
ISBDC in the community. The Business Advisor reports to the
Regional Director.
The business advisor's role is to provide one-on-one counseling
to potential and existing small business owners. Organizes and
conducts training and educational workshops. Completes brokering
requests and serves in a "clearinghouse" capacity. Enhance public
awareness in support of small business development. Provide general
support and assistance for the SBDC Regional Office and in the
implementation of its strategy plan. Serves as a liaison with local
lenders and resource partners. Assists Regional Directors with
programs and projects, including securing additional funding for
the Center.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Sales, Marketing or
a related field.
Three years of experience in business and/or industry
management with progressively responsible positions and supervisory
Experience in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Two or more years of ownership or senior management of a small
business (significant, successful small business ownership or
management may be substituted for academic qualifications)
Direct experience in developing and facilitating strategic
planning sessions with clients.
Managing long term client engagements and projects.
Experience in preparing/reviewing business plans and/or
business loan packages.
Public and private sector experience.
Public speaking and/or teaching experience.
Business Acumen - practical application of business operations,
including finance, operating control systems, human resource
management, marketing, public relations.
Ability to identify Client's needs using analysis, judgment,
client education, client relationships, communication, networking,
team orientation and persuasive presentations.
Ability to use initiative.
Ability to support the entrepreneurial spirit of other.
Internet experience.
Direct experience providing information, advice to counsel and
training to business.
Additional Information:
A background check is required for employment in this
This position is located in New Albany, IN.
FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting
Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal
access/affirmative action employer. All individuals, including
minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected
veterans are encouraged to apply.
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