The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center has added Joe Beckman as a business adviser.
Beckman has lead Home Lumber Co. and Beckman & Newcomer Consulting. The businessman has earned several awards in his 30-year career, including Sagamore of the Wabash.
"Based on my many years of running businesses and being involved in the business world, I look to help entrepreneurs navigate the many bumps and turns in the road that they face as business owners," he said. "When I was a business owner, I remember being scared that I was missing something ... to have had an outside set of eyes to see if I was doing well or offer an outside perspective would have been a source of comfort."
He will work one-on-one with business owners on topics such as financing and marketing.
For more information, call (219) 644-3513 or visit www.nwisbdc.org.