Tim Wetherill and his family, including 15-year-old, avid-rock-climber-son Jackson, moved to Helena from New Mexico. Soon after arriving they realized the climbing season was quite a bit shorter in Montana than in New Mexico, and Helena didn’t offer any off-season climbing for the climbing enthusiasts, such as a climbing gym. Nor was there one for over 100 miles.
Tim soon began asking around town about rock climbing opportunities and the name Zach Bushilla came up several times. Zach was another avid climber himself and had even turned his garage into a small rock gym. Eventually the Wetherill’s and Bushilla met up and the conversation began about opening a climbing gym.
Neither Tim nor Zach had business experience and turned to the Internet for help. After conducting various Google searches Tim came across the Helena Small Business Development Center and Brandon Orr’s name. SBDC Advisor Orr met with Tim and Zach and began assisting them with their business... Read More