Allison Dugan

Assistant Director
With SBDC since 2015, Assistant Director since 2019

“… I always discuss major decisions with my business advisor, Allison Dugan!” is how many clients that work with SV SBDC’s Assistant Director feel about Allison’s insightful and practical advising. Allison’s mix of business education and 20+ years of tourism, sales, and marketing experience brings valuable real-world guidance to each consultation.

Get in Touch
Email  duganaj@jmu.edu
Phone  540.568.3227

Specialties
Business Plans, Financials for Loan Applications
Strategic Marketing and Advertising
Technical Assistance with Websites, Electronic and Social Media
Specialty Food Production and Promotion, Restaurant Operations
Grant Writing
Non-Profit Leadership
Background in Hospitality, Lodging and Destination Marketing

Certifications
Virginia SBDC Network Business Advisor
GrowthWheel Certified Business Advisor
NASBITE CGBP, a Certified Global Business Professional

Education/Experience
Moore College of Art & Design, BFA (Fine Art) Interior Design
James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University graduate work toward MBA
20+ years in the tourism industry as Director of Tourism, and Director of Sales & Marketing

Fun Fact
Allison has hummingbirds that return year after year to her Massanutten porch that is lined with flowers and wind chimes!