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Governor Bullock Celebrates the Success of Small Businesses Across Montana

Montana leads national movement to recognize impact of Small Business Development Centers

Governor Steve Bullock Wednesday joined Montana small businesses to celebrate their successes and spearhead the first-ever national Small Business Development Centers Day.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Missoula Business, TOMIS, Wins SBDC ‘Shark Tank’ Competition

Missoula-based TOMIS won $5,000 to start their dream business at the Shark Tank live pitch business plan competition Tuesday in Helena. TOMIS, and two other Montana entrepreneurs, Cowboy Cricket Farms of Belgrade, and Easy Lift of Great Falls were selected by Montana Small Business Development Center “shark tank” judges to pitch their business ideas at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation in front of an audience of nearly 400.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Montana Small Business Development Centers Help Launch 73 New Companies

HELENA, Mont. – Small businesses across the state are sharing their success stories as the Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network reflects on a productive year in which it helped to create or retain 616 jobs in Montana.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
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Montana Small Business Development Centers Welcome Lorene Hintz to Billings SBDC

Lorene Hintz is the newest addition to the Billings Small Business Development Center (SBDC) advising team at Big Sky Economic Development (BSED). Lorene brings 12 years of business consulting experience from her previous position as the Wolf Point SBDC Regional Director at Great Northern Development Corporation.

Friday, January 13, 2017
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Montana Small Business Development Centers Partner with Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation

Partnership to Increase Reach of SBDC Services, Shark Tank Competition

HELENA – The Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has partnered with the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation to increase its reach to one of Montana’s leading industries. The Montana SBDC Network will host business consulting, business classes and its annual Shark Tank live pitch business plan competition at the conference.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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Montana Small Business Development Center Network Welcomes New State Director

Chad Moore is the new state director of the Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network at the Montana Department of Commerce (DOC). Previously an SBDC business advisor at Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) in Billings, Moore started his new position Oct. 31.

Friday, November 4, 2016
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Report: Montana SBDC Strengthens Economy, Creates Jobs

HELENA – The clients of the Montana Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are by definition “small,” but, with the support of SBDC services, they’re producing big economic impacts across the state.

Monday, September 26, 2016
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Montana SBDC Network Welcomes New Kalispell Regional Director

HELENA – Stephanie Juneau has joined the Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network as Kalispell Regional Director. The Kalispell Regional SBDC, based out of Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC), serves Lincoln, Flathead and Lake counties.

Friday, September 9, 2016
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Billings SBDC Regional Director Wins National Award for Excellence

HELENA – Dena Johnson, regional director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Billings, has been named the 2015 Montana “State Star,” a national award recognizing outstanding business advisors from America’s Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC).

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Dept. of Commerce, Universities Partner to Serve Small Businesses

Entrepreneur Assistance

HELENA – The Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network at the Montana Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the University of Montana and Montana State University (MSU) as new SBDC hosts.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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