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Great Falls Small Business Development Center Regional Director Wins National Award for Excellence

Jason Nitschke

Jason Nitschke, regional director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Great Falls, has been named the 2018 Montana “State Star,” a national award recognizing outstanding performers from America’s Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC).

Friday, May 4, 2018

Small Business Week: Celebrating Small Business Success in Montana

April 29 – May 5, 2018 is Small Business Week

Camelot Ranch in Billings.

Small businesses across the state are sharing their success stories and being celebrated during the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) small business week, April 29-May 5. The week-long celebration includes the SBA awards hosted at Billings’ Camelot Ranch, a 2017 success story of the Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. The awards ceremony will celebrate many other businesses that have been assisted by the SBDC state network.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Governor Bullock Celebrates 2nd Annual SBDC Day with Small Business Owners

Governor Steve Bullock celebrates SBDC Day with small business owners in Great Falls, Mont.

Governor Steve Bullock Wednesday joined four Montana small businesses to celebrate their successes with the help of the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) at the second annual SBDC Day event at Anchor Fitness in Great Falls.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Lt. Governor Cooney, Commerce Director Celebrate Grand Opening of the Miles Community College Small Business Development Center

Miles City SBDC Ribbon Cutting

Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney and Commerce Director Pam Haxby-Cote Thursday joined the Small Business Administration (SBA), southeastern Montana economic development organizations, and higher education communities to celebrate the grand opening of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Miles Community College (MCC).

Friday, August 4, 2017

Commerce, Miles Community College Partner to Open New Small Business Development Center

Miles City

The Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program at the Montana Department of Commerce is partnering with Miles Community College to host a new SBDC location to grow economic development in Southeastern Montana.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Honoring the Backbone of Montana’s Economy

Small Business Week is April 30-May 6

Photo of Pam Haxby-Cote courtesy of the Montana Standard.

As a business owner myself, I know firsthand Montana is a great place for entrepreneurs. Like many small businesses, our restaurant in Butte is family owned and operated. When my husband was laid up after surgery, my daughter stepped in to keep the place running. We pride ourselves on not only running a business, but building a community, too. I know we’re not alone in this, as business owners in every corner of the state play big role in building our communities.

Monday, May 1, 2017

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
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