Jim Boyd

Business Advisor-ILSBDC-WIU

Jim Boyd has more than 20 years of experience in senior level management and leadership.  He currently serves as a Business Advisor with the Illinois Small Business Development Center in Macomb, IL.   His core skill areas include strategic operational planning and execution, sales and marketing management, team building, quality and safety assurance, production analysis, environmental health and safety management.

 As President and CEO of Big River Box Company, Jim directed all aspects of the company leading teams in production, quality, sales and safety.  He increased sales by 3.75 million over 7 years and reduced expenses by 14%.  His role as Sales Manager for Stone Container netted the company 18 million over a 12 year period.

 Jim’s current role as Business Advisor with ISBDC utilizes his business skills to assist small business owners in areas critical for growth and sustainability.  He also helps startups with the preparation of business plans and financial projections.

 Jim holds a BSE in Business Education from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO.