Meet Brandon Hennessey

Brandon Hennessey

Brandon HennesseySBDC Business Analyst Brandon Hennessey sees every new business as a work in progress. It’s not just a figure of speech for Hennessey — he started his career as an art teacher.

Hennessey, who has a degree in visual art, painting and drawing with a concentration in education, later received a Master of Business Administration degree from Longwood University.…

Meet Ellen Templeton

templeton picEllen Templeton, new director of the Crater Small Business Development Center of Longwood University, believes her job is all about being positive.

“When you work with small businesses, you have to smile,” she said. “Their enthusiasm is contagious.”

Working as an economic developer for ten years in Hampton, Templeton often countered negative comments like, “There’s too much traffic here,” with her own take.…

Meet Lin Hite

Lin HiteLin Hite is a man who enjoys his work.

“I haven’t had a bad day,” Hite said of the last year and a half he’s served as South Boston’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) director. “At SBDC we look out for our clients — everyone pitches in to help with special problems or concerns.”

Hite, who grew up in a family business, understands those concerns.