Allison Dugan

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 25+ years of tourism, sales, and marketing experience brings valuable real-world guidance to each consultation.

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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 started experimenting again with painting and is currently attending a class at Blue Ridge Community College in “Ink and Watercolor”.  She enjoys painting flowers and is inspired lately by Amarillys bulbs grown by Bloomaker in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Waynesboro, VA who has operations worldwide. (Bloomaker is not a current client of the SBDC)