Bill Righter

How do your colleagues describe you?

“Bill is easy to talk to, empathetic, and well versed in all things related to designing, funding, starting, and operating a business. He genuinely cared about my success and helped to ensure that I personally explored every aspect and potential pitfall before making my dream a reality.”

Why do you do what you do?

I aim to live each day to its fullest and find purpose in helping others achieve their potential. The Mt Hood SBDC offers an outstanding platform for me to better guide individuals on their journey to start their own business. It’s the perfect place for me to combine my own passions, experience, and desires, with best-in-class resources.


Bill brings a breadth of personal experiences and professional skills to the SBDC. He is a father and husband first and takes pride in finding ways to balance his family needs with the needs of his business ventures. His entrepreneurial drive was present early in his career and helped him be more successful in larger companies. He has 15+ years of experience in senior and executive leadership roles across various industries ranging from health and wellness to agriculture and manufacturing. While he considered himself an individual business owner and entrepreneur within every company he worked for, Bill didn’t start his own business until early 2000’s. Since then, he has designed, funded, started, and sold several businesses and is currently owner of a local gym.

Bill’s skills include writing and developing business plans, fundraising tactics, marketing, SOP development, field operations, and executive leadership styles. He believes integrity, transparent communication, and equity are vital pillars to the success and long-term profit of any business.