Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana

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Butte COT students organize competition with high schools

Welding students’ older college counterparts say that the welding program at the COT has opened a world of opportunity for them. Some are already working — demand for proficient welders is high — while others wish to pursue further education.

Montana State University College of Business Management students work as consultants for local company

When Dustin Diefenderfer, Jesse Woodson and Bobby Bachman finished presenting their Montana State University College of Business Management 475 project, there was a "stunned silence," said Nicholas Bourdeau, Treasurer of Montana Mediation Association (MtMA).

Utah High schoolers to gather for Business Week – Is there a program like this in your state?

Roughly 150 high school juniors and seniors will assemble on the Utah State University campus July 31 through Aug. 6 for Utah Business Week. The intensive educational program is designed to teach the students about…

Awakening the Entrepreneur Within You

An entrepreneur is not a person, but a personality, the personality living inside of each and every person on the face of the earth, the personality who dreams.

Staying Out of the Way of Entrepreneurs by William Poole President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Given the entrepreneurial energy we have in the United States, active policies are of relatively limited importance. The focus has been and should continue to be on ensuring that we have the proper passive policies in place to allow our entrepreneurial spirit to thrive. Entrepreneurship cannot be planned or managed centrally. Rather, we should have in place basic institutions to facilitate business transactions, along with minimal interference in the actual operation of businesses. In writing our regulations, we should carefully weigh the costs and benefits while keeping in mind that excessive interference can squash or misdirect our greatest advantage.

University of Montana Entrepreneur class to launch this summer

For all those students who want to open a business but never had the necessary business classes, finally, there is a solution.

The Montana Council on Economic Education offers scholarships to teachers interested in economics workshop, June 20-22

The three-day workshop is designed to enhance the skills of teachers of social studies, business, math, consumer and family science and other teaching disciplines.

University of Montana Unveils New Entrepreneurship Program

"Montana is built on a foundation of small businesses," said Commissioner of Higher Education Sheila Stearns. "Training our students to create and grow successful businesses can have a real impact on our state and demonstrates how the university system can support economic growth and provide opportunities for citizens to prosper."

UM School of Business Administration alumni are in Inc. Magazine’s "26 Entrepreneurs We Love" list: Michelle Cardinal & Tim O’Leary Cmedia and Respond2 for rewriting the rules for husband-and-wife teams

Each spouse runs an independent company in the infomercial business, even though they work together all the time.

Montana student entrepreneur, Kyle Weierman recognized

For the next few weeks, the BPA Chapter is looking for continued support as it holds fundraisers to send its qualifiers to the national competition. (Please do what you can to help support this organization and these Montana entrepreneurs of the future.)