* University of South Dakota, Ed.D (Adult and Higher Education) training emphasis
* University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, MBA Marketing emphasis
* University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, BA in Business Administration
University of St. Thomas, Small Business Development Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
* State Director (13 SBDC's in State of Minnesota)
* State SBI Director (14 Schools in State of Minnesota)
* State Director SD SCORE for Small Business Administration (SBA)
*Supervision & Leadership
*Introduction to Marketing
*Management & Leadership
*Various Small Business Courses
*Sales & sales management
-Chadron NBDC Service Center Director
-Home Town Competitiveness representative for CSC
-Assistant to SIFE program
-NE LB840 Sales Tax board, City of Chadron
SBA District Small Business Institute Award for outstanding consulting 4 x's
SBA Regional Award Small Business Institute Award for outstanding consulting 3 x's
SBA National Award Small Business Institute Award for outstanding consulting 2 x's
The Independent Business Association of Minnesota awarded me the "Small Business Champion."
Entrepreneurship, community development, reservation economics.
Dr. Donahue is a trainer and strategic marketing professional. He has a combination of academic and practical business experience. 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 research in the areas of strategic management, marketing, customer service, sale’s training, human relations, and business development. He has worked with rural communities using assessment tools to look at strategic options for a community.
Dr. Donahue has owned and operated his own small businesses and knows firsthand the difference between educational and hands on business experience. He has received 5 district, 3 regional and 1 national award for outstanding consulting from the Small Business Administration. In addition, the Independent Business Association of Minnesota awarded him the “Small Business Champion” for 1983.
As an educator, he has taught a variety of business courses at the graduate and undergraduate level since 1978. His courses are practical. He blends real world applications with solid academic principles to make sure students are equipped with the tools necessary to compete in business. He has an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN., and a doctorate from the University of South Dakota in Adult Learning Styles and corporate training.
Dr. 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.
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