Dr. Timothy Donahue is a trainer and consultant. He is currently on adjunct faculty with MT State University in Billings (MSUB), where he teaches various marketing courses. He joined SCORE in September of 1979 when he became the State Director of the Small Business Development Centers in MN. He moved to SD in 1987 and was the SCORE State Director for SD from 2000 to 2005. He moved to NW Nebraska in 2005 to take a position with Chadron State College. .He provided email counseling for Score clients around the country, and was a presenter for workshop training with the Rapid City Score offices.He moved to Billings MT in 2015 and is currently a member of the Billings Score Chapter.
He provided training and consulting on Marketing and Entrepreneurship to the Voronezh Region in the Russian Federation. He worked with regional leadership, small business and the U of Voronezh to deliver training and consulting on small business development.
He brings a combination of academic and practical business experience to your organization. As the former State Director for the Minnesota Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), he has worked with the profit and non-profit sectors providing consulting, training, and leadership in the areas of strategic management, marketing, customer service, sale’s training, human relations, and business development.
Donahue has owned his own small businesses and knows first hand the difference between educational and hands on business leadership experience. He has received 5 district, 3 regional and 2 national award for outstanding consulting from the Small Business Administration. In addition, the Independent Business Association of Minnesota awarded him the “Small Business Champion”. 2015 NE "Business Person of the Year" Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference.
As an educator, he has taught a variety of business courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. His courses are practical.
Donahue’s ability to apply conceptual theories with real world experience makes his training sessions exciting and fun learning experiences. His ability to identify problems quickly enables him to assist client’s work through problems and focus on alternatives that will fit with the client’s unique business culture and personality.
Areas of Expertise:
- Rural and Community Development
- Reservation Economic Development - Mid West
- Small Business Development and turn-a rounds
- Management and Strategic Planning
- Business Plans
- Market Planning
- Training - Public Speaking
-non-profit board training and management
Dr. Timothy D. Donahue
Specialties:Business start-up, consulting, non-profits, grants, reservation economic development, community development, strategic planning and strategic market planning, marketing and sales training.
BA - University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN Business Management
MBA - University of St Thomas, St. Paul MN - Marketing and entrepreneurship