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Economic Development Week with Headwaters RC&D – May 9-15 – Online

May 9 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for Economic Development Week!
A collaboration between local, state-wide, public, private, education, and government partners to educate and elevate Butte-Silver Bow’s economic growth through educational pieces of training and opportunities to connect with resources, employers, and workforce. Created by the International Economic Development Council in 2016, the goal of Economic Development Week (EDW) is to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase the quality of life in communities everywhere.
May 10th
10am via Zoom
Join us for a conference call to learn about low- and no-cost training, counseling, loans and grants available to small businesses through the Montana Covid Relief Program, Food and Ag Program and the Headwaters Small Business Development Center.
May 10th
2pm via Zoom
Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use. In this workshop, you will learn how to create and manage a Google business profile from start to finish.
In this session we’ll show you how to:
– Create or claim your Business Profile on Google
– Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
– Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
Our May Marketing Mondays classes are taught by the intrepid Miranda Gilbert of Girl Geek LLC (girlgeekllc.com).
No cost thanks to COVID Cares Act Funding. Our services are brought to you through a cooperative agreement between the Small Business Administration, the Montana Department of Commerce and our host Headwaters RC&D.
Zoom link will be emailed out the day prior to the workshop from [email protected]. You may have to look in your junk/spam folder to find it. If you have any questions/concerns, call/text Melissa at 907.529.5332.
May 10th
4pm via Zoom
A great company culture is no longer just a nice-to-have—it’s essential to building a workplace that your current and potential employees want to be a part of. The workplace is different today from what it once was—employees are no longer willing to live the 9-5 “cubicle lifestyle” that has been the standard for so long.
One of the first steps to building a great company culture is knowing what values you would like to instill and how you would describe your organization’s identity. Join Julie Jaksha Headwaters Regional Director/Regional SBDC Director to Unleash the potential of your people and learn how to build a strong company culture in your small business.
May 11th
10am via Zoom
Are you looking for access to capital to help fund your next business idea, building, or expand your current business? Join this training to hear about local, state, and federal programs and that will give you a thorough breakdown of financial resources and opportunities to help achieve success for your business.
May 11th
2pm via Zoom
This Zoom Call will go over access to financial resources and grant-writing tips. Hosted by Joe Willauer, BLDC & Julie Jaksha, Headwaters RC&D/SBDC.
May 12th
12pm via Zoom
Join us as we highlight leaders who are ensuring the success of Butte’s economic recovery and sharing their vision about how to continue to keep our community a great place to live, work, & play.
May 13th
4pm via Zoom
An informative call by the Butte-Silver Bow Economic Development Team that will provide an economic update in Butte-Silver Bow as well as what the community can expect for the future policies and programs explicitly directed at improving the business climate through specific efforts, business finance, marketing, neighborhood development, business retention and expansion, and others.
May 13th
4pm via Zoom
Are you a valued-added ag producer and looking to amplify your presence on Facebook? Learn from a rural/ag marketing expert, Karoline Rose, as she will walk your business through valuable tips to make sure your posts and business are being seen and turning into sales!
View past virtual trainings, community calls, events, & meet-ups below:

Avoid COVID-19 scams!

 Scammers are using the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) name to con small businesses and individuals during the COVID-19 crisis through phone calls, emails, text messages and letters.

Please note:

  • If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the SBA, suspect fraud.
  • Emails from SBA or other legitimate government agencies will always end in .gov.
  • There is no cost to apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan and SBA will never ask you to provide a credit card.
  • Do not release any private information (social security number, date of birth, etc.) or banking information in response to an unsolicited caller, letter, email, or text.
  • If you are in the process of applying for an SBA loan and receive email correspondence asking for PII, ensure that the referenced application number is consistent with your application number.
  • An SBA logo on an email or webpage does not guarantee the information is accurate or from the SBA.
  • Check for spelling and grammatical errors in an email and be wary of clicking on any links or attachments.
  • For help with applying for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, call 800-659-2955 or email [email protected]. You can also use a text telephone (TTY) by calling 1-800-877-8339.
  • For inquiries regarding support for small businesses, send an email to [email protected]
  • Visit [lnks.gd] the Small Business Cybersecurity site to learn more about small Business Cybersecurity tips, common threats, training, and best practices. https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/manage-your-business/small-business-cybersecurity %5Blnks.gd%5D
  • Visit [lnks.gd] the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Infrastructure site for small business resources. https://w.gov/publication/stopthinkconnect-small-business-resources %5Blnks.gd%5D
  • Trust your instincts! If something seems too good to be true, then it probably is too good to be true.
65 E. BROADWAY – 5TH FLOOR | (406)-533-6781


May 9 @ 8:00 am
May 15 @ 5:00 pm

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