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What I Learned From 365 Days Of Helping Women Entrepreneurs Raise Startup Funding:


Women now make up 40% of new entrepreneurs in the United States, the largest percentage since 1996. Every woman I talk to has at least one or two business ideas that she's keeping to herself. Many of ...


Sales of small businesses rose sharply in 2017:


A generous lending environment, strong business valuations and demographics combined last year to make 2017 a very strong one for small business sales. The number of sales transactions rose more than ...


BlackRock's Message: Contribute to Society, or Risk Losing Our Support:


On Tuesday, the chief executives of the world's largest public companies will be receiving a letter from one of the most influential investors in the world. And what it says is likely to cause a firestorm ...


MSU to offer lean manufacturing workshops:


The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center http://www.montana.edu/mmec/ at Montana State University will offer a series of workshops to help manufacturers increase profits by streamlining their operations. Early ...


Unpaid internships are back, with the Labor Department's blessing :




Are traditional interviews a thing of the past?:


Are you still relying on the traditional interview to select a new employee? If you're like me, you've probably never been 100 percent convinced that it's truly effective. But we still go through ...


How AngelList and Accomplice Plan to Turn Founders into Angel Investors:


In a partnership with AngelList, Cambridge-based venture capital firm Accomplice is taking a new approach to building the next generation of angel investors: by giving young, cash-strapped startup founders ...


As Labor Pool Shrinks, Prison Time Is Less of a Hiring Hurdle:


A rapidly tightening labor market is forcing companies across the country to consider workers they once would have turned away. That is providing opportunities to people who have long faced barriers to ...


How This Former Amazon Exec Gets Top Talent To Accept Job Offers:




Here's What VCs Look For The First Time They Meet A Founder:




6 Questions You Need to Ask Before Hiring a Remote Employee:




Kill Performance Reviews And Other Ways To Improve Work Culture:


In her 14 years Netflix's chief talent officer, Patty McCord helped to reshape the modern American workplace, co-creating a deck called "Netflix Culture: Freedom & Responsibility," which has been downloaded ...


Do you make these simple mistakes in interviewing?:


Many times, job candidates think an interview is for "getting a job" and while that would be a great outcome the goal is really to have a meaningful discussion where the interviewer understands the value ...


Venture Capital Investments in 2017 - PricewaterhouseCoopers' 2017 MoneyTree Report:


Where were the investments in 2017 geographically and by market segment? CB Insights and PricewaterhouseCoopers' 2017 MoneyTree report highlights the latest trends and data on venture capital. 2017 ...


How to Join a Business Mastermind Group, Plus 4 Ways to Make the Most of It:




8 Ways New Ventures Burn Resources Without Thinking:


Every entrepreneur I know is short on resources, including time, money, and skills. The last thing they can afford is to waste any of these, but in my mentoring and coaching activities, I see it happening ...


Missoula Micro-Fund Night - 2/8:


Do you have a great idea and need some support to implement it? Check out Missoula Micro-Fund Night February 8th, 2018 at OnxMaps 1900 Stephens Avenue. Attendees pay $5 to buy themselves a ...


Free Home-Based Business Webinar By SBA North Dakota District Office - 1/11 - Online:


This is a great opportunity to learn how to start and manage a home-based business. Find out how you can make money by selling your products, including hand crafted gifts, art, antiques, collectibles, ...


2018 Will Be the Year of Employee Experience:


Now that according to Gartner more than 90% of businesses compete primarily on the basis of customer experience (CX), it's no longer enough to make CX a corporate priority. The next competitive frontier ...


Is Your Startup Stalled? Pivot to Blockchain:


In the high-stakes world of venture-backed startups, not growing is the same as dying. Historically, stalled companies sought a sympathetic acquirer or quietly shut down. Now, startups have a new potential ...


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Angel Investor - Bill Payne & Associates Enabling Entrepreneurs:


Mr. Payne is a business executive, entrepreneur and "angel investor" (investor/mentor in startup companies). He received degrees in materials engineering in the mid '60s from the University of Illinois ...


How to Build a Successful Team:


Building a successful team is about more than finding a group of people with the right mix of professional skills. Over the course of interviewing over 500 leaders for Corner Office, I asked them all ...


3 Conversations Bosses Should Have With Their Best People Now to Inspire and Motivate Them in 2018:




Denver's got a co-working space that was made by women for women:


Women in Kind opened in August, part of a wave of spaces dedicated to needs of working women As co-working and shared office spaces have taken root and matured in Denver and other cities, more ...


75 Percent of Your Workers Actually Want This Employee Perk. Are You Giving It to Them?:




2018's challenge: Too many jobs, not enough workers:


Employers nationwide are grappling with a problem that threatens to stall economic growth: vacancies -- and lots of them. In Maine, where flurries can fall as late as April, the state transportation ...


10 Questions To Ask Before Selecting A Search Firm:


The right people are the most competitive advantage you can have in business. I'm fully convinced that you get what you pay for with people. That doesn't mean you need to hire an expensive recruiter ...


6 Ways Small Businesses Could Bounce Back From A Bad Review:


"When a customer has a positive experience, they'll tell one person, if they have a bad experience, they'll tell 10." Kevin Spiter Kate Harrison https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateharrison/2017/12/23/6-ways-to-bounce-back-from-a-bad-review/#2154ed7e3835 ...


University of Montana professors ask: Can math predict what you'll do next?:


Predicting human behavior, in all of its forms, is big business. Good scientists are not only able to uncover patterns in the things they study, but to use this information to predict the future. By ...

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