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"The new pretty is strong" More women than men are representing the USA in the Olympics
Montana Career Opportunity - High Tech Marketing Adjunct Instructor - The University of Montana http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html --- Hellgate Venture Network - James Grunke - Overview Of MEP, 8/16, Missoula, Montana http://www.matr.net/ev ... =4244 --- Montana Governor Schweitzer Announces Winners of First Annual Innovative Business Awards http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html --- University of Montana Marketing Management Class (BMKT 480) Offering Marketing Plan Development to Montana Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Department of Commerce
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- SBDC Monthly Highlights August 2012
The Montana CDC mission is to provide business financing that can transform the lives of individuals and strengthen community prosperity.
- Montana Department of CommerceTourism Industry News August 2012
MTOT is excited to announce the release of the FY13 Montana Office of Tourism Co-op Marketing Program
- Innovation Roundtable: Dorsey & Whitney / Protecting Your IP, 9/5, Missoula
Dorsey & Whitney patent attorney Jennifer Spaith and corporate attorney Jeremy Brown will review basic intellectual property protection issues, including IP strategies, infringement issues and new developments.
- Innovation Roundtable: Dorsey&Whitney/Startup & Financing Legal Issues, 9/12, Missoula
Dorsey & Whitney corporate attorneys, Jack Manning and Jeremy Brown, will review a variety of startup legal questions and issues, including incorporation and entity choice, corporate governance, fundraising and securities, and stock options.
Visit Montana - Montana Dept. of Tourism
- Welcome to the August edition of the Yellowfin Partner Newsletter!
Have you been keeping up with our series of interactive Olympic data blogs? Here are some of the highlights so far:
- Improve Employee Performance With HR Analytics
Re-approaching human resources in the small-business workplace not as a series of gut-level decisions but as a data-driven strategy can be a game changer. It's certainly a trend.
- NYC Shows Analytics Can Save Lives (VIDEO)
In a cooperative effort between several city departments, officials now use analytics to prioritize decisions in a city where it's not practically possible to unturn every stone.
- Big Data and the opportunity to build a better workforce
Most importantly, devising the right metrics and analysis for workforce data can give companies a level of control over a market -- internal labor -- that is extremely difficult to attain in external markets.
- Shopper Alert: Price May Drop for You Alone Thanks to Data
Safeway added the personalization program to its stores this summer. For now, it is creating personalized offers, but it says it has the capability to adjust prices based on shoppers' habits and may add that feature.
Come Home Montana
- Ten towns not to miss this summer - Whitefish, Montana
Whitefish, Montana is located in the northwestern part of the state. It has a wonderful walkable downtown with an abundance of shopping and dining options.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Geographic Information Systems Technician - City of Bozeman, Montana
The City of Bozeman GIS Department is expanding! We are looking for well qualified individuals to assist us with mapping and maintaining information related to our storm water utility.
- Montana Career Opportunity - High Tech Marketing Adjunct Instructor - The University of Montana
This course focuses on how marketing strategies and programs must be modified and adapted for the high-tech environment.
- Montana Talent Available - General & Operations Management - Government Relations - Business Leader
An exceptional communicator and team leader who builds strong relations with customers, clients, employees, vendors, contractors, the community and public officials.
- Historic Montana town goes on the auction block
Garryowen, Mont., population two, located on 7.7 acres of the Crow Indian Reservation and also on the battlefield where Gen. George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry made a last stand, will be auctioned on Aug. 15.
Montana Economic Development
- BlogHer Talks to Elke Govertsen of Mamalode
I think Elke is the mark of a true entrepreneur-- an absolute obsession with execution.
- Montana Governor Schweitzer Announces Winners of First Annual Innovative Business Award
"This is a great opportunity for all companies to come together, network, and have a conversation about Montana's growing innovation economy. Register for the event and mark your calendars because you won't want to miss the first annual Innovation Day and Awards Dinner," said Schweitzer.
- Flathead's Business Climate Brightens
Roughly 70 percent of businesses surveyed in the Flathead Valley believe the economic climate will improve through the end of the year.
- The Days of Not Collecting Internet Sales Tax Could Be Ending
Internet Taxation without Representation on Montana's Small Businesses
- Montana's last best sandwich
The Staggering Ox, maker of a wide variety of sandwiches from the basic to the bizarre, has hit the national media again, this time in the September issue of Food Network magazine.
MSU Leadership Institute & UM Global Leadership Initiative
- Goldman Sachs invests $4M for loans to Montana small businesses
"What it means is a very large amount of capital for small businesses in the state," said MCDC director Dave Glaser. "It's a great day for Montana small businesses."
- How Meditation Can Make You a Better Leader
"A person's main obstacle to improvement [is] his own fragile ego."
- University of Montana Global Leadership Initiative Kicks off Second Year
"Think about it: do you want to be a superficial person and only worry about what's going on in your life, or do you want to expand and think about bigger issues?"
- Ten Tough Job Interview Questions
If you want to work for the best, you have to bring your best.
- To Boost Creativity, Study Abroad
New research confirms that spending a semester studying overseas enhances one's ability to find innovative solutions.
- 5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask
Great candidates ask questions they want answered because they're evaluating you, your company--and whether they really want to work for you.
- Even in Hard Times, States Find It Difficult To Recruit Talent
"Some states may be able to scrape by for a few years, but recruitment will become a major issue in the future, especially in education."
Incubators and R&D
- The Idaho Department of Labor approves workforce development training grants for eight companies totaling $4.8 million
The workforce grants are paid for by a tax on business. To qualify, a company must pay at least $12 an hour and offer health benefits, and most of its goods must be sold outside of the region.
Regional Economic Development
- Research collaboration among multiple institutions is a growing trend
Federal initiatives contributed to this growth in research collaboration, as did technological advances that facilitate communication. Other factors were opportunities for division of labor, risk sharing, and increased research credibility.
- Helping 18 startups grow: U of M Venture Accelerator 'surpassed everyone's expectations'
A year and seven months after it launched, the venture accelerator houses 18 university startups with a waiting list of more to join.
South Dakota Economic Development
- Midwest cities get smart about economic development
For cities, economic development is not a zero-sum game.
Utah Economic Development
- South Dakota is SET for Regional Planning
"In the end, everyone works together so that rural communities can address a broad range of other needs such as regional based planning and leadership development."
- Computer maker to invest $32M in Utah, create 500 jobs
The incentives were conditioned on the Salt Lake City-based company completing plans to hire up to 500 people over the next five years --at wages at least 25 percent or higher above the average wage Salt Lake County, which in fiscal year 2012 is $43,468.
Montana Education Excellence
- More colleges pushing internships in liberal arts
Internships can hold special value for students whose future career paths are less defined.
- St. George's School adding International Baccalaureate
International Baccalaureate requires six core classes per school day during a student's junior and senior years and results in a specialized diploma recognized globally. Students take rigorous courses in social sciences, English, science, math and the arts. It also requires students to demonstrate proficiency in a second language.
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- Summer News from The University of Montana Foundation
This edition has something for everyone, so I encourage you to take a few moments to view the featured articles and read the complete version online.
- MSU looks to help students with new advances in classroom technology
"We want our students to succeed in these difficult courses," Potvin said. "This new classroom model has shown great results across the country - we don't want to wait any longer to bring it here."
- University of Montana Marketing Management Class (BMKT 480) Offering Marketing Plan Development to Montana Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations
If you know of a business or organization that needs to have a marketing plan developed this semester, please have them contact me as soon as possible.
Funding and Building your Business
- The Struggle
The Struggle is where greatness comes from.
- In-House Business Innovation Requires a New Mantra
Entrepreneurs need to focus on the most effective way to unleash innovation, and maximize their chances for success.
- Are You Using LinkedIn to Its Fullest?
Besides being a great way to organize your networks and connections, LinkedIn provides a platform for communicating with industry thought leaders and decision makers.
- 3 Reasons to Look to the Angels for Start-up Funding
At the initial seed financing stage of your start-up, VCs are not always the better option In fact, angel investors often have more to offer. VCs serve a great purpose, but are often better suited for later stage growth funding.
- 7 Tips for an Introvert Who Wants to Run a Startup
What these people need is more relationships, not more experts, more blogs, or more books.
- University of Washington Grads: Trade Your Future Income For Startup Capital?
At least one, local UW grad apparently has taken the startup on its offer: Vicent Lucero, who apparently gained $25,000 for his gaming startup Soaring Squirrels, according to one report.
- Instagram is magnet for start-ups
"The more I can do with my Instagram photos, the more likely I am to use Instagram."
- What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Their Brains
Here is a rundown of the four categories of entrepreneurs they found and the leaders that exemplify them:
- 10 Simple Actions Will Inspire More Startup Results
The quickest way to great results is to build a great team, and let it multiply your productivity. Using the actions described here as a model, take a look in the mirror to see how well you are leading by example.
- 10 Things That Make a Business Plan NOT Fundable
I liked all of Martin's points in that post, but, since sometimes the other side of the coin is just as interesting, here's my list of reasons why not. These are my 10 things that make business plans notfundable, in my assumed order of importance.
- First Get Happy, Then Get Rich
Which comes first, success or happiness?
- Is Your Employee Training Paying Off?
Businesses can measure "not just the task at hand, but what happens when a crisis situation brings up an issue that the employee has not had to handle before (and) has had no training in. What do they do?"
- Strategies: Using Facebook to promote your business for free
Want thousands of new Facebook fans for your small business?
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Public Toilets and Open Data: A Love Story
Cities embracing transparency and open government are finding that publishing data sets on public resources are bringing about many new apps for public use.
HACKING AND VIRUS ALERTS
- NotInMyBackYard Scours Web for Your Personal Data
The tool will divulge whether someone has stored your personal data on a social network, online storage service, or in a college or local agency database that has been hacked.
- Video: 3D-Printed "Magic Arms" - For those who think 3D printing is only a Gadget for Geeks
Two-year-old Emma wanted to play with blocks, but a condition called arthrogryposis meant she couldn't move her arms.
- How Not to Become Mat Honan: A Short Primer on Online Security
In the hope of preventing you from experiencing a similar fate, we've listed a number of steps you can take to protect your data and your identity online.
- Spokane lands Hawaii nonstop - Allegiant Air will offer once-a-week flight
Allegiant Air will offer once-a-week flight
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