A small business-oriented event in Missoula earlier this week drew several speakers from the federal, state and local levels. The event focused on the importance, impacts and needs of Montana’s small businesses. One of the keynote speakers, John Hart, serves as a regional advocate for the Small Business Administration. Hart is based out of the S.B.A’s Denver office. He sat down with reporter Edward O’Brien for a brief discussion about how the S.B.A can help entrepreneurs and experienced business owners alike navigate the opportunities and sometimes complicated challenges each may face.