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Peek Inside Slack's Multi-Million Dollar SaaS Growth Strategy:


They have 1.25+ million paid users. Their trial to paid conversion rate is sitting at 30%. There's just no better way to put it: Slack is absolutely kickin' ass in the SaaS world. But they don't ...


Google's New App Is All About Hiring and Managing Job Applicants:


Google has a new way for companies to manage their prospective job applicants. The search giant debuted Tuesday its Hire recruiting app for small-to-medium sized businesses. Axios reported in April ...


Startups Need Employees Who React Like Entrepreneurs:


Every startup lucky enough to get some traction gets to the point where they decide to hire some "regular employees" for sales, marketing, and administrative tasks. Then they are surprised to see productivity ...


Elements of Enduring Companies:


Starting a business is rough. Most startups fail. Your best chance to thrive is to find the right community, the right partners, and the right network of support from the very beginning. We love nothing ...


Kokopelli Capital - Smarter Early Stage Investing:


We're a Micro-VC fund that invests in early stage startups, primarily in the Rocky Mountain Region. We seek scalable companies raising their first institutional rounds, with founders we know and love ...


Tie employee development to potential challenges:


One of the big problems with conventional employee development is that it's pretty one-size-fits-all and cookie-cutter. Why is this a problem? Well, if you're training 15 people in a room, they're going ...


9 Reasons Why Execution Trumps Thinking In Business:


In my role as an advisor to entrepreneurs and new businesses, I often get asked to critique an idea, but rarely get asked to comment on an implementation plan, or execution actions to date. For the ...


What billionaire tech entrepreneur Vinod Khosla wants you to know on his secrets to success:


By definition, Vinod Khosla is an archetypal example of the American Dream. He found his passion in technology, spent years striving to actualize his vision of becoming the next Intel, succeeded, ...


More than half of American workers want a new job:


Many American workers -- 51% -- are looking for a new job, according to research from Gallup. Companies in the technology sector remain top choices for job seekers for their culture, wages and benefits, ...


Co-working office, digital lounge set to open in Missoula's Old Sawmill District:


The developers behind the Old Sawmill District near downtown Missoula plan to open an upscale co-working lounge next year, offering local entrepreneurs a place to conduct business outside a traditional ...


How to Create a Great Product Without Hiring a Team:




What Leaders Gain by Listening Closely to Employees:


Bill Sandbrook is the president and CEO of U.S. Concrete. He is a 1979 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After receiving his bachelor's degree in management he spent 13 years in the ...


Too few assets to secure a bank loan for your business? The Montana & Idaho Community Development Corp. might be your answer:


The Montana & Idaho Community Development Corp. https://mtcdc.org/ is based in Missoula, but it has made Idaho its second home. The nonprofit lender added "Idaho" to its name in 2015 after making ...


How Crowdfunding Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur:




CoWork Bozeman provides shared workspace for entrepreneurs or work-from-home professionals in beautiful downtown Bozeman, Montana.:


As an alternative to working from home, CoWorking is shared office space, resources, ideas, and energy. It's for small businesses, start-ups, work-from-homers, and remote workers. Join our community ...


5 Ways You Can Use Your School to Launch a Startup:


When Joseph Quan arrived at the Wharton School of Business as an MBA, he knew he was set on starting a company. Two years later, his HR software startup Twine, which uses a proprietary algorithm to ...


5 Reasons NOT To Start With A Non-Profit Business:


A common misconception I often hear in the startup world is that non-profits are easy and safe, since they don't have to pay taxes, and they don't have to make a profit for their shareholders. In reality, ...


Ethical business practices start at the top:


When a company systematically breaks a law, we are often surprised. We shouldn't be. Every business leader is taught that success depends upon creating an organizational culture with a shared ...


French entrepreneur changes children's lives -- one cheap book at a time:


It's not everyday you meet a literary miracle worker like Safrat, who's able to sell books like they're bread rolls -- and at the same price as a baguette. "I believe that reading can replace studying. ...


As Millennials take leadership roles, it spells change in corporate culture:


As young workers move toward the C-suite, companies are making big changes to retain and nurture them - from moving downtown to better aligning businesses with their values. Jeremy Borden Full ...


Small business: How much is my business worth?:




The 7 Biggest Time-Wasters in a New Entrepreneur's Day:




Trump administration has plan to scrap 'startup visa' rule:


The Trump administration plans to delay and ultimately scrap a rule that would allow some foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the U.S. and build their companies, according to an administration official citing ...


7 Ways to Keep Your Burn Rate Low:




20 Lessons Learned From Making 2,000 B2B Cold Calls in Just 20 Days:




Join Global Tech Investor Paul Singh In Missoula For Montana Tech Tour June 27-29:


The Montana Tech Tour was designed to put a spotlight on our amazing entrepreneurial ecosystem that we're building here in multiple communities throughout the state. We are delighted to showcase ...


6 Ways Leaders Use Silence To Increase Their Power (And You Can, Too):


Sometimes, words are not all they are cracked up to be. Silence can yield more power than words. Inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci said, "Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence." Leaders ...


7 Lessons From Building a 6-Figure Business in High School:




Podcast - Can Corporations Be Held Morally Responsible?:


People are responsible for their individual actions. But what about the company as an entity? In a new book titled The Moral Responsibility of Firms, authors Eric Orts and Craig Smith and contributor ...


"How Western Civilization Could Collapse":


The title above is also the title of an article by Rachel Nuwer in BBC Future, a fascinating examination of the causes of societal collapse using research on this issue from a wide collection of experts. ...

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