Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana

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How to Raise an Entrepreneur

Bar your kids from the family business.

SCORE is ready, willing and able to serve small business entrepreneurs throughout Montana.

SCORE can also help you in starting a business or in your existing business.

Working women need to take charge, wake up their inner CEO

”I do think that women are already CEOs. I believe they can take those same skills and be successful running their own company."

What’s Your EQ (entrepreneurial quotient)? Do you really want to start a business? Can you?

Some answers are debatable, so there will be many comments. #10, in particular, is tricky so read it very carefully.

Inside Entrepreneurship: Make sure startup job is right for you

If you crave challenge and like to work at a fast pace, then keep networking. You’ll be snapped up by a grateful entrepreneur before you know it.

Montana high school biz students learn, compete in the DECA state conference

"It’s really just for being able to put your own professional outfit together," said Laura Stoneberger, a student at Bozeman High School who is also a state officer for DECA. "It’s also a public relations deal — you go out and look for deals. (It) gets you talking about DECA out in public."

Entrepreneur, Colter Lease of Bozeman wins Junior Achievement’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. "Signed by Colter"

"What really impressed us is that fact that he started this business in high school and grew it through college because that’s what he wanted to do (as a future career)," Junior Achievement Program Director Heide Arneson said.

Workshop good as gold for Helena high school entrepreneurs in training

Keynote speaker John Hollow, a Helena attorney who was the manager of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team on the World Cup Circuit, advised the students who plan to become business owners to operate it in a way that respects the environment, employees and families.

Recommended Reading For New Entrepreneurs

"The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century"
By Thomas L. Friedman
"It’s particularly important for those just starting out to understand the environment they’re entering, and this book talks about how the environment has changed competition, making it more global for every company of every size. It says every company is a global company and you need to think about that when starting one."

Montana Department of Commerce NxLeveL Entrepreneur Classroom Sites 2006

Each session will cover specific topics; for example, marketing, management and legal structure, financial overview and planning, managing growth.