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"UM President Royce Engstrom Announces Global Leadership Initiative" http://matr.net/articl ... .html --- "City Club Missoula Presents: "Water: A Local, Regional And National Perspective.", 5/16, Missoula, Montana" http://matr.net/events ... =3682 --- "Searching For A Co-Founder" http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html ---
Globalization Partners International
Montana Department of Commerce
- Top Tips for Successful Multilingual SEO
SEO is an absolutely essential step which every website needs before going "live."
- Montana is On the Move! - DOC Director, Dore Schwinden Talks About Entrepreneurial Companies in Montana
By nature, Montanans are leaders. We are doers. But we must work together, utilizing our experience, backgrounds and resources to truly, collectively, lead the way to innovation in Montana.
- Montana to Host Taiwanese Buying Mission
Six Taiwanese companies in the market for processed agricultural products will visit Helena and Great Falls on a shopping trip next week.
- Create an event online in less than 5 minutes!
Ticket River is a full service online ticketing solution which makes it easy for you to sell tickets to your event online
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Montana's PrintingForLess.com Ranks in Top 4% of E-Retailers for Custom Printing Services
America's Print Shop for business and commercial printing services at http://www.PrintingForLess.com, recognized as sales-growth leader in 2011 Internet Retailer Top 500 GuideÂ®
- PrintingForLess.com May 2011 Printing Matters Newsletter
PFL salutes not only the SBA winners, but our tens of thousands of small business customers nationwide for your pursuit of entrepreneurial excellence.
MSU Leadership Institute & UM Global Leadership Initiative
- Schools see rising scores with iPads
Educators say students who use the touch-screen devices for class appear to be more engaged in their studies. Students can view their school work anywhere and eMail their teachers anytime.
- "First Five Years Fund" Creating a smarter, stronger, healthier, and more productive America through early childhood education.
Study after study by developmental specialists, neuroscientists, physicians, economists, and social scientists show that early childhood education is one of the most effective investments Americans can make in their children and their economic future.
- The Missoula Writing Collaborative's Spring Soiree, 5/22, Missoula, Montana
Proceeds will benefit The Missoula Writing Collaborative http://missoulawritingcollaborative.org/ --bringing creative writing to children in their school classrooms since 1994.
- Innovating for Education: Businesses Can Lead the Way
To lead the world in innovation, we also must lead in education.
Highway 12 Ventures
- UM President Royce Engstrom Announces Global Leadership Initiative
Our best and brightest are the future of Montana and the world. Giving them the tools and insights of leadership are a critical aspect of their education.
- Searching For A Co-Founder
An ad for a co-founder? Yes, that's what this is.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- A World Away in Yellowstone
Visiting Yellowstone National Park is like visiting another planet, where boiling water shoots into the sky, mud bubbles like a witches' brew and nature builds intricate fountains from travertine springs.
- New Glacier guide gives advice for summiting peaks
What I'm doing here is simply creating an updated guidebook using the modern technology we have available."
- Glacier National Park braces for monumental melt
This year, the message is louder than ever.
- The Lean LaunchPad at Stanford--The Final Presentations
The Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. "Students learned a lot more, in a shorter period of time than in any other entrepreneurship course we've ever taught or seen."
Regional Economic Development
- MCDC Helps Grow Businesses Around the State
Read more about how MCDC helps small businesses and their communities around the state in our 2010 Annual Report.
- New West Announces "The Ultimate New Advertiser Package"
"The Ultimate New Advertiser Package" includes one hour of free ad design, 10,000 run-of-site impressions, a week-long blogvertorial, and analytic feedback about the campaign's performance.
- Kalispell, Montana men believe their airplane technology can change the industry - The Future of Aviation, Crafted in a Home Shop
"This is the future of aviation," Noyes said. "Aviation now is dead. It's been gimping around for 50 years. This is the future."
- R&R Conner Aviation Logging of Connor, Montana in running for national award
"It's kind of hard to imagine that little R&R Conner from rural Montana is competing against some of these companies from much larger urban areas," Robin Conner said. "We feel like we get beat up a lot. It's really nice to receive this national attention for our industry."
- Montana's Prairie Heritage Farm
Wouldn't it Be Easier to Just Eat the Seeds?
- EverLogâ„¢ Systems Newsletter
EverLogâ„¢ Board & Batten Siding is another worry free concrete product from EverLogâ„¢ Systems.
- Commerce's EDA Launches New Website to Accelerate Regional Innovation
Developed in partnership with the State Science & Technology Institute, the new website -- http://www.regionalinnovation.org -- highlights how VDOs are helping entrepreneurs turn their innovations into businesses by providing direct funding and increasing access to capital
- Top 10 Myths About Job Interviews That Will Make You Feel Like You Have The Upper Hand
Myth #10: The interviewer is prepared.
- Resumes Should Be Abolished - Build the Right Social Network Resume for Business
With the advent of LinkedIn, Facebook, and dozens of other websites requiring your profile, the old-fashioned written resume is simply an artifact of a hiring practice that is slow to change, and should be abolished.
- UM COT To Serve Up Program For Aspiring Microsoft Professionals
The series prepares information technology professionals for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist credential, the cornerstone of Server 2008 certification. Prospective students should have a working familiarity with Microsoft Windows Servers.
- Get Hired With Help From Your Social Network Friends - "Top Prospect"
The site currently features more than 80 companies -- including some of the hottest startups and venture capital firms -- with 300 plus open listings. All in all, that translates to more than $3.5 million in referral bonuses up for grabs.
- Failure is just experience on the way to success
At Google we say "achieving 65% of the impossible is better than 100% of the ordinary".
Funding and Building your Business
- Best practices from mid-size gazelles with winning business models
What's keeping your company from gazelle-speed growth?
Montana Education Excellence
- The Price Is Right. Or Is it?
The problem is that there is no one formula that yields the best price point, experts say.
- With a little help from technology, you can harness the power of social media for customer service
Seventy percent of Americans said they are willing to spend more money at businesses that provide good customer service.
- The Co-Founder Mythology
Even if you "think" you know them, people change.
- Non-Technical Entrepreneurs Need the Right Partner
"How do I evaluate and attract the best technical talent?"
- Crowd-Fund Sites Eye Boom
With regulators considering easing fund-raising rules for start-ups, social-networking sites that link entrepreneurs to large pools of donors are gearing up for a boom.
- Real-World Message to Entrepreneurs About Their Business Plans
All business plans are wrong.
- How to Sign Up Users Even Before You Launch Your Startup
There's a science to generating pre-launch buzz and an art to gaining new users.
- Daily Crowdsource Launches First Forum to Discuss Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, and Open Innovation
To showcase the power of crowdsourcing, the construction of the forums and the translation of the site was crowdsourced.
- Corporate venture capital is roaring back
Driving the trend is unusually strong balance sheets and a tectonic shift in where innovation now occurs - inside small companies. Corporations know they must tap into that.
- Ditch the Litter Box, Scoop Up Sales - CitiKitty
"I knew millions of other people would want to toilet train their cat."
- The Mobster-Style VC Intro
Now in the mob World, vouching for someone is a life or death matter (if that person screws the family, you both die).
- You need to get out of the office more
When you get caught up in the massive responsibilities of your job, it's easy to think that you need to spend all of your time on site, to think that your entire benefit to the organization consists of what you do while you're interacting with the people you work with.
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- Juneau won't raise the bar this year for Montana schools
Denise Juneau, Montana's top teacher, is just saying no to No Child Left Behind.
- Most Montana graduates stay in state, study says
"You hear it all the time, 'We need to export something other than kids,' " said Jane Wolery. "We're hearing the brightest and best leave. Some of that is more perception than reality."
- Salish Kootenai College, Navy center create high-tech partnership
"There's a lot of upside for SKC. It opens up a world of opportunity where they can build a relationship and track record, and compete for research money for national security projects." Alex Philp, CEO of TerraEchos Inc.
- Council to advise SBA on ways to strengthen support for small businesses in underserved communities
These strategies will be focused on increasing entrepreneurship and technical assistance, creating new and strengthening existing outreach and training, and raising awareness in underserved communities of SBA programs and services.
South Dakota Economic Development
- Arizona Technology Enterprises goes fishing for venture capital for ASU startups
"You have to fish where the fish are."
- SRAM Acquires Spearfish, South Dakota-based Quarq Technology, Inc.,
Quarq, the brainchild of Dakota Rising Entrepreneur Fellow Jim Meyer, was created in 2006 when Meyer couldn't find a bicycle power meter that met his requirements. So he invented his own.
MAPS : Media Arts in the Public Schools
- Coal Curriculum Called Unfit for 4th Graders
"Promoting 'client objectives' to a captive student audience isn't education."
- MAPS Media Institute to hold student film festival Saturday (5/14) in Hamilton
"It's their 'Oscar' moment," said MAPS president Peter Rosten. "The purpose is to share the kids' work with the community.
- Wanted: Foreign Workers For Germany's Job Boom
As manufacturers add extra shifts, there's a new shortage of skilled workers -- and that's led to renewed calls to ease restrictions on immigration.
Energy and Climate Change
- NINE New Grant announcements
The following announcement may be of interest to those pursuing federal grants: How to Write Successful Federal Grants (Denver, 5/24/11)
- Following Up on Dire Predictions About Water in the West
Its dire warnings are not far off.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- 'Pong' pioneer Bushnell says video games may save your brain
Anti-AgingGames.com is introducing a suite of up to 30 online games today, ranging from simulations of police lineups and code-cracking to trying to remember what toppings are on a pizza, that it says may help Baby Boomers through Gen Yers improve and sustain their memory and concentration.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Coming soon: Logging on with your eye - "EyeLock"
"Change is always a shock for people, and there is always going to be some resistance, but once they see all that it can do and how easily it will protect their identities, their money and their families, I think it will catch on."
- Smog-eating aluminum panels launch for buildings
The aluminum panel has a titanium dioxide coating that, when combined with sunlight, acts as a catalyst to break down pollutants such as smog into harmless matter that rain washes away.
- Arlee, Montana's Garden of 1,000 Buddhas nearing goal, one statue at a time
975 of the 1,000 have already been sponsored, and attention is now turning to finding sponsorship - at $200 apiece - for another 1,000 stupas.
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