Jon Myers started his new position as Regional Director of the Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center (Southeast ISBDC) on November 2, 2021. Since first joining the Southeast ISBDC team in 2016 as a Business Advisor, and then becoming the Interim Director, Myers has been an essential asset with his personal experience being a small business owner as well as having a master’s degree in Management and Organizational Leadership.
“We are excited to have Jon join our team in a new capacity. He has done an outstanding job as business advisor and I look forward to his work as director,” said Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) Director Roberto Gallardo.
As Purdue University is one of the Southeast ISBDC’s regional hosts, both organizations work together to ensure small Indiana businesses have the resources and knowledge they need to succeed through a combination of technical assistance and training.
“Jon brings tremendous experience and leadership to the Southeast ISBDC office. For the past four-and-a-half years, Jon has served as a SBDC business advisor spending thousands of hours helping hundreds of clients in the southeast part of the state. As an entrepreneur and previous small business owner himself, Jon knows what it takes to start, run, and grow a small business. I look forward to working with Purdue, Jon and the entire Southeast ISBDC team to bring SBDC programs and services to southeast Indiana entrepreneurs and small businesses,” said David Watkins, state director for the Indiana SBDC.
Serving Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, Jackson, Jennings, Bartholomew, Jefferson, Ripley, Dearborn, Decatur, Ohio, Switzerland, and Franklin counties, the Southeast ISBDC has helped small local businesses with market research, export assistance, business planning, valuation, and strategy.
Myers is excited to continue to work as the official director and shares his aspiration, “Our goal at Southeast ISBDC is to help small business owners see the big picture, assist with a strategic plan, and reach their business and personal goals. Of course, we also assist start-up businesses with business planning, market research, and guidance with both the financial and operational aspects of their future business.”
Just as he has done for the last four years, Myers will continue to strive to better small businesses in Southeast Indiana. In Myers’s words, “We are often called Indiana’s ‘best kept secret.’ I intend to change that and make sure the communities we serve are connected with us, and that we can work together to help small businesses start and grow.”
About Indiana SBDC
The Indiana Small Business Development Center (Indiana SBDC) is a program of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, which leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts. The Indiana SBDC helps entrepreneurs launch, grow and locate businesses in the state, providing entrepreneurs with expert guidance and resources on how to start and grow a business. With a network of 10 regional offices through the state, the Indiana SBDC creates a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth and sustainability of Indiana’s small businesses.
The Indiana SBDC is funded, in part, through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. For more information about the Indiana SBDC, visit www.isbdc.org.
The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) seeks to pioneer new ideas and strategies that contribute to regional collaboration, innovation and prosperity. Founded in 2005, the Center partners with public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to identify and enhance the key drivers of innovation in regions across Indiana, the U.S. and beyond. These drivers include a vibrant and inclusive civic leadership, a commitment to collaboration, and the application of advanced data support systems to promote sound decision-making and the pursuit of economic development investments that build on the competitive assets of regions.