The Montana Future In A Dream

Feld Thoughts

I go to the front of the room, sit down, and start describing how in 1992, a small group of us got together in Burlington, Vermont and came up with the idea of the Montana future, where no one would want to live in big cities anymore so everyone would migrate to the west, set themselves up on big pieces of land, and work from their houses.

Why Successful Entrepreneurs Buy Ranches in Montana

The Startup Magazine

This article will explore why a successful entrepreneur often buys Montana ranch real estate. You may find that being busy all the time with your business can be quite taxing, which makes owning a ranch in Montana a great refuge when you want to get away. When you own a ranch in Montana, chances are high that you will have a large area of land. Montana is large and there is a great deal of land that is available. Montana is a great place to retire.

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Socati’s Dr. Frances Gilman Speaks About Her Startup Work

The Startup Magazine

As she began to come to the end of her studies at the University of Montana in Missoula, she started to think about the possibility of another possible path for her life and her overall career plans. People acquisition CBD oil development expertise France Interview Manufacturing Montana nutrition opportunity production research and development Safe Quality Food program skills startup University

When Entry Multiples Don’t Matter

Andreessen Horowitz

OH in South Park, San Francisco (or on Zoom from Big Sky, Montana): “OMG, crazy – that firm just paid 100x revenue to invest in [insert hot startup here] – what could they be thinking?” .

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

These include Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps. Statutory workers’ compensation laws are particular to each state, but in general, businesses having employees that are not large enough to self-insure must carry workers’ comp insurance.

Whopper Neutrality – The Burger Based Version of Net Neutrality

Feld Thoughts

This follows on the heels of the Montana governor signs executive order to keep net neutrality in the state. If you are still having trouble understanding why Net Neutrality is important, Burger King has made an awesomely funny – and extremely informative – video using the Whopper as an example. It’s just brilliant. In more serious news, the New York governor signs executive order to keep net neutrality rules after the FCC’s repeal.

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When Planning A Startup, A Top Priority Is Location

Startup Professionals Musings

billion dollar sale to Oracle from Bozeman, Montana. Even in this age of globalization and virtualization, the geographic area where you choose to live and work can still make or break your startup business. I still have to tell some entrepreneurs that even with the best idea, they have to move to Silicon Valley to find the investors they need, or they need to move to the U.S. get the attention of the market they choose.

On The Road Again

Feld Thoughts

I had dinner with my brother Daniel and my cousin Kenny (who lives here) last night at the original Ted’s Montana’s Grill that’s on the corner of Luckie Street and Ted Turner Drive. I was in Atlanta yesterday for Techstars Atlanta Demo Day. I’ll be here again today for Venture Atlanta and then I’m on to Kansas City for Techstars Kansas City Demo Day. Rule #1: Don’t eat the bugs on the window of the 23rd floor of your hotel.

The JSV Book Club

A Crowded Space

We’ve held 3 events so far, with Frans Johansson, author of “The Medici Effect”, Dr. Bob Wachter, author of “ The Digital Doctor ”, and Joe Montana, quarterback for Bill Walsh, “ The Score Takes Care of Itself.” ” A couple nights ago, we were thrilled to be joined by Joe Montana and Matt Maiocco in a fireside chat discussing the great book, “The Score Takes Care of Itself.”

Why Choose San Diego for Business? We Have Some Reasons!

Women Entrepreneurs Can

They include downtown Santa Monica, Ocean Avenue, Montana Avenue, Main Street, Mid-City, Ocean Park Boulevard, Pico Boulevard, and Wilshire Boulevard.

The Real Story Of America Is About Small

VC Adventure

Now, with his wife, Claire, he owns a guide company in the Bob Marshall Wilderness of Montana. Claire Cheff calls their guide business a calling; it was founded almost 100 years ago by Mark Cheff’s grandparents, a Montana cowboy and a Salish outdoorswoman.

How To Find The Best City For Your Type Of Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

billion dollar sale to Oracle from Bozeman, Montana. Even in this age of globalization and virtualization, the geographic area where you choose to live and work can still make or break your startup business. I still have to tell some entrepreneurs that even with the best idea, they have to move to Silicon Valley to find the investors they need, or they need to move to the U.S. get the attention of the market they choose.

4 Key Questions To Identify Your Ideal Startup Site

Startup Professionals Musings

billion dollar sale to Oracle from Bozeman, Montana. Even in this age of globalization and virtualization, the geographic area where you choose to live and work can still make or break your startup business. I still have to tell some entrepreneurs that even with the best idea, they have to move to Silicon Valley to find the investors they need, or they need to move to the U.S. get the attention of the market they choose.

Unlocking Your Company’s Growth Engine w/ Conversion Rate Optimization w/ Sean Ellis

ConversionXL

If you follow American football with any regularity you’ve surely heard of Joe Montana & Dan Marino. Joe Montana won four titles in his career. San Francisco 49ers Coach Bill Walsh said of the two quarterbacks (of which he coached Montana). “Joe Montana was a product of the system. ” What he meant by this is that Montana flourished inside of a system designed to produce championships, Marino wasn’t a part of a system or a process.

AC/VC, Mamalode, and The Missoula Startup Community

Feld Thoughts

Rob Irizarry and the Montana Programmers Meetup made everything happen – all I had to do was show up and talk. On Friday 7/6 I spent the evening in Missoula with a bunch of entrepreneurs. Amy and I were in Missoula for the marathon on Sunday and I decided to do a Meetup talk about Startup Communities. Normally we are pretty anonymous when we show up in a town for a marathon weekend, but I thought I’d try something new this time.

How Can A Non-resident Of California Set Up An LLC?

The Startup Magazine

This is exactly how a Montana LLC, with one of its managing members being a California resident and therefore the LLC’s Registered Agent, managed to conduct business and operate lawfully in California. .

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Episode 62: Cash Flow and Profit First Tips with Kevin Davis

Mike Michalowicz

In 2012, Kevin also invested in a vacation rental business in Orlando, which was a deliberate move to not only generate sustainable revenue, but to also provide a respite for the long Montana winters. Kevin and his smokin’ hot wife live in Montana with their two girls (17 and 16), and carry the entrepreneurial theme throughout their lives. Kevin and his smokin’ hot wife live in Montana with their two girls (17 and 16), and carry the entrepreneurial theme throughout their lives.

An Exclusive Interview with Paige Pearce, World Champion Archer

Rembrandt Communications

A winning archer since the age of 13, Paige travels the world competing and just returned from various tournaments in France, Iowa, Montana, and Rome. As seen on Little PINK Book. Recently, we caught up with world champion athlete, Paige Pearce. Paige broke her first state record in archery at 10 years old and was hooked. She went on to break 14 national records and qualified for the U.S. Archery Team. There, she won her first gold medal in 2008 at the Junior World Championships.

An Exclusive Interview with Paige Pearce, World Champion Archer

Rembrandt Communications

A winning archer since the age of 13, Paige travels the world competing and just returned from various tournaments in France, Iowa, Montana, and Rome. As seen on Little PINK Book. Recently, we caught up with world champion athlete, Paige Pearce. Paige broke her first state record in archery at 10 years old and was hooked. She went on to break 14 national records and qualified for the U.S. Archery Team. There, she won her first gold medal in 2008 at the Junior World Championships.

Startup Location Is Still A Critical Success Factor

Startup Professionals Musings

billion dollar sale to Oracle from Bozeman, Montana. Even in this age of globalization and virtualization, the geographic area where you choose to live and work can still make or break your startup business. I still have to tell some entrepreneurs that even with the best idea, they have to move to Silicon Valley to find the investors they need, or they need to move to the U.S. get the attention of the market they choose.

Starting (Up) in the Big Sky: Fund Raising Outside Silicon Valley

ReadWriteStart

We had written code for 8 months in our home town of Missoula, Montana before it occurred to us we might need to raise money to launch our startup. Montana photo by C.S. There were a number of reasons for this: 1) We had no idea what we'd do with the money. 2) We assumed our apps' success would be huge and immediate. Obviously, this was naive.This naivete was complicated by the fact of our geographical remoteness from the centers of funding. Sponsor. Michael A.

How “False Expertise” Can Damage Your Business—and How to Protect It

ConversionXL

Or Monroe, Montana? But you’re also mistaken: There is no Monroe, Montana. When I last checked, there were 987,119 “thought leaders” on LinkedIn. Soon, there’ll be more than a million. How many of those do you trust? False expertise” is misidentified competence: We perceive expertise where there is none or evaluate expertise based on irrelevant factors. False experts include legions of self-appointed “gurus” and “visionaries” who saturate social media with bad advice.

Now Is The Time To Prepare Your Business For A Natural Disaster

YoungUpstarts

Simultaneously, people in Oregon, Montana and Idaho are dealing with forest fires brought on by the driest conditions these states have seen in decades. by Walt Capell, founder of General Liability Shop . The fact that September is disaster preparedness month is getting swept up in the news cycle because of the vast amount of natural disasters taking place throughout the United States.

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The Theory of Foursquare Mayoral Equilibrium

This is going to be BIG.

For the one guy in Flathead Lake, Montana who is on it, he’s cleaning up like he was a Risk World Champion. My take on why the game dynamics help Foursquare solve the problem of critical mass among one’s social network: The bleeding edge users within any given social graph will normally encounter a scarcity of other users on any given social network. This makes said social network much less useful.

The Care And Feeding Of A Startup

YoungUpstarts

By comparison, Brian Morgan, who founded Adventure Life , from Missoula, Montana, started in 1998 with 16 employees and a decade later was earning $11 million after an initial investment capital of $3,000 spent on a laptop and two brochures. The coolest thing you can say to anyone todat seem to be when you announce that you’re launching a startup.

The Spirit of America

Growthink Blog

Montana. On this great day when we celebrate America, our freedoms and our way of life, please enjoy (and add to!) my list of twenty of why this is the greatest country in the history of the world: #20. Hollywood. Disneyland. Broadway. Entertainment happens here. #19. Red Sox - Yankees, Celtics - Lakers, The Super Bowl, The Final Four. Sports are spectacle here. #18. Jesus. Moses. Mohammed. The Buddha. Religion gets along here. #17. Gates. Zuckerberg. BIG stuff - invented here. #16.

2013’s Top 10 Small Towns For Mobile Entrepreneurs

Mike Michalowicz

Bozeman, Montana. Makes it one of the largest small towns in the Midwestern United States, and the fourth largest city in Montana. It’s a little over an hour’s drive from Helena, the state’s capital and if you go north or south in Montana on your way to Yellowstone National Park, the most visited national park in America, you’re probably going to pass through it anyway. There is no question that technology has given us the ability to get work done.

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Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

Michigan: Detroit Van Buren Minnesota: Minneapolis Missouri: Kirksville Montana: Bozeman Helena Missoula Pablo Nebraska: Lincoln Omaha Nevada: Las Vegas, /usr/lib, 520 Fremont St Las Vegas, CHSI Technologies, 770 Pilot Rd. One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere.

Play4Skill Raises $400K for Dominoes Gambling

VC Cafe

Players located in any of the 12 states in the United States of America: Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, lowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee and Vermont, are neither eligible to open an account with Dominoes Stars. P lay4Skill , a relatively unknown Israeli startup, has raised an second round of $400,000 from from Israeli advertising agency Adler Chomsky. P4S develops multi-player skill games, primarily focused on 3D life-like Domino games.

Random Acts of Kindness – Marathon Fundraising

Feld Thoughts

I’ll be running the Missoula Marathon on July 8, 2012 in Missoula, Montana for him. When you support a family member in need, you’re doing the right thing. The community you are part of is counting on you, and fulfilling your obligation to them is part of being a member of that community. What happens, though, when you help someone you don’t know?

Balloon Wars

Steve Blank

They placed aerial reconnaissance cameras on the balloons and ran a series of test programs (code names of GOPHER, MOBY DICK, GRANDSON and GRAYBACK) launching 640 balloons from New Mexico, Montana, the West Coast, Missouri and Georgia. In the 1950’s the U.S. Military and the CIA enlisted balloons (some as tall as a 40-story building) as weapons systems targeting the Soviet Union.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 18: Sarah Calhoun and Steve Sims

Steve Blank

The same year, President Obama invited her to attend a White House forum on jobs and economic development, and she was named Montana’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Realizing you need help and learning how to ask for help are crucial skills for a founder. And while how much money you make at startup is a way to keep score, a successful life can’t be measured only in dollars.

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Episode 81: Profitability in Farming with Kathryn Kerby

Mike Michalowicz

Then she went back west to the cattle ranches of Montana in the late 90’s before finally settling in western Washington to start her own farm. Then she went back west to the cattle ranches of Montana in the late 90's before finally settling in western Washington to start her own farm. Also Available On. Show Summary. Today, Kathryn Kerby talks about profitability from the aspect of a farmer. If there’s one business that is difficult to make a profit, it’s farming.

How Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) Can Help Your Business

Up and Running

But in some states like Wyoming and Montana, the population is spread out over a larger geographic area, so they offer more online counseling and training because it’s easier for most people to access. UW-Madison Small Business Development Center (SBDC) celebrating SBDC Day. Source.] Starting a new small business? Looking for some professional consulting to help you think through your business plan or your strategies for growth?

Two VCs Interview Me While They Drive: A Transcript

Hunter Walker

We were in Montana for a wedding this weekend, that was kind of cool. I was just in Montana this past weekend and the leaves when the wind blows them, they always look like they’re laughing to me. The Ludlow Ventures guys interviewed me for their Carpool.VC series. It was super fun and full of unexpected questions, so I had a transcript made. The video: https://youtu.be/QXo1XAbWzpI?t=5m11s. QXo1XAbWzpI?t=5m11s. t=5m11s. Jonathan : Thanks for joining us buddy.

“We are one of just 13 industrialized countries with a rising maternal mortality rate” – Christy Turlington Burns on Fighting for Healthy Mothers

Hunter Walker

The first three short films highlighted three states (New York, Florida, and Montana) and we will be releasing our 4 th installment profiling Louisiana on CNN.com in November. I’d open this post by saying “ Christy Turlington Burns works tirelessly to improve maternal health” except Christy doesn’t seem even recognize the concept of ‘tired.’

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What is an L3C?

Up and Running

Currently, you can form an L3C in Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming, and in the federal jurisdictions of the Crow Indian Nation of Montana, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. In recent years, socially-minded entrepreneurs have begun testing a new type of business entity: the L3C, or Low Profit Limited Liability Corporation.

Hey Klout, One-dimensional Reputation Is Meaningless.

Diego Basch

Clearly Barack Obama is more influential in Politics than Brian Schweitzer (governor of Montana). According to Klout, ” Your Klout Score measures your online influence on a scale of 1 to 100. ” I just read a blog post (from June 2011) that carefully analyzes all the ways in which the Klout score is flawed, and therefore meaningless (hat tip to Peter Skomoroch ).

Hate the Curves and Bored with Cruise Control

Rajesh Setty

On the other end, they are driving in cruise control on a totally empty freeway in Montana and they get bored. This is the grand dilemma that many people face – when the roads are curvy, they complain what it takes to navigate all these curves. It seems like they have to pay 100% attention or they might drive off the road. There is not much driving required , actually. There is a pretty good chance that they might fall asleep if they operate on cruise control for a long time.

20 Business Laws Every Entrepreneur Should Know in 2015

Up and Running

In all states except Montana, there is an at-will work law in place. Are you finally ready to turn your business idea into a reality? As you know, there’s a lot of preparation that goes into launching a business. Creating a business plan and securing funding are common items on the startup to-do list. One thing you should add to that list is time to review common business laws that could affect your business.

6 Things to Consider Before Entering a Market

Up and Running

For example, the farm and ranch real estate market in Montana is composed of a few large firms and hundreds of mom and pop shops, so it is very fragmented. Venture West Ranches is more of a boutique real estate brokerage that fills the gap in the market by providing estate planning seminars and building close relationships with organizations that are advocates for Montana ranchers. Everyone thinks being an entrepreneur is sexy.

What is a Social Enterprise?

Up and Running

L3Cs were first formed in 2008, and are currently only legal in Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming, as well as the federal jurisdictions of the Crow Indian Nation of Montana, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The popular ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s is a certified B corporation—a type of social enterprise.

Technology versus market risk in angel investments - Startups and.

Tim Keane

  Greg Gianforte at RightNow Technologies in Bozeman, Montana (recently sold to Oracle) is a famous proponent of bootstrapping for this exact reason.   Greg Gianforte at RightNow Technologies in Bozeman, Montana (recently sold to Oracle) is a famous proponent of bootstrapping for this exact reason. Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe.