Dennis Sargent was the Director of the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College. He has advised over a thousand small business owners and taught numerous seminars. Dennis is the author of Your Business Plan, published by the Oregon Network of Small Business Development Centers, now in its fifth edition, with nationwide sales of over 100,000 copies. He is also a lead author of NxLevel: A Guide for Entrepreneurs. Recently, Dennis was part of a team that wrote a business planning book for use by the Oregon Native American Business and Entrepreneurial Network (ONABEN). Dennis is a Certified public accountant and earned his Masters of Science in Business at Oregon State University.