James is a business advisor for the East Central Indiana SBDC. In this position, he is responsible for covering Madison, Grant, Blackford, and Delaware Counties. He is responsible for meeting with clients and helping them to overcome any obstacles they face throughout their entrepreneurial journeys. James was introduced to entrepreneurship at a young age where he aided in the operations of his family's excavating business. James received a bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurial Management at Ball State University. He then returned to Ball State to complete his master's degree in Information and Communication Science. James really enjoys music, sports, and helping others. He believes this role allows him to better the world by helping small business owners turn their dreams into reality.