Troy Small is a professional Business Consultant, Grant Writer, and Government Contractor. Troy is owner of Copperwater Consulting Inc., a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOSB)/California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE). Under contract with Riverside County, Troy is a Business Consultant for the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (OCIE/SBDC) and provides business consulting services to small business owners in Coachella Valley, Orange County, and the Inland Empire. Troy specializes in providing business mentoring and connecting small business owners to the proper data and resources, at the proper time.

Troy Small is the Grants Manager for The Shella Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit, and has secured the organization over $29,000 in grant awards since 2020. Troy is Vice President of Sales and a Government Contracting Consultant at Skyway Acquisition. Troy teaches business owners how to understand government contracting from the government buyer’s perspective. Troy does this by providing consulting and training that is targeted on federal government contracting.

Troy is a US Marine Corps veteran with 20 years of honorable service.

Questions you might ask Troy during his GURU hours:

  • How do grants work?
  • Does my company qualify for a grant?
  • How do I find a grant?
  • Are there grants for small businesses?
  • How do I get started with government contracting?
  • Does the government buy what I sell?
  • Can you help me write a grant?

Troy is available from 11am-12pm PT every Friday.