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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.”

The Joy Of Shipping A Day Early

Feld Thoughts

I went for a short bike ride (I have a marathon this weekend in Montana so I’m tapering), had some dinner, grabbed some ice cream and popcorn, and watched the first six episodes of Damages with Amy. We get up early tomorrow and head to Montana. Yesterday at 4:57pm I hit send in Gmail and submitted the final draft of my newest book Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneur Ecosystem In You City to my publisher (Wiley).

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.

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.

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.

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). Be a Montana, Not a Marino.

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.

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. Also Available On. Show Summary.

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.

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?

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.

Hate the Curves and Bored with Cruise Control

Life Beyond Code

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.

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. There is no question that technology has given us the ability to get work done. You can work anywhere, any time.

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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.

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 .

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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.]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Transcript of How to Get the World Talking About Your Brand

Duct Tape Marketing

There’s a bar in Great Falls, Montana, which is out of the way, even by Montana standards. In Great Falls, Montana. Transcript of How to Get the World Talking About Your Brand written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript.

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 ).

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.

5 Lessons Learned Launching a Startup With No Plan, No Cash, and No MBA

Up and Running

But when I was working as a reporter in 2007, I covered the purchase of a local ski resort in Montana by business mogul Bill Foley. In the summer of 2009, my wife and I caught the entrepreneurial bug and started a company without any prior business experience. We’d never hired anyone.

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.

“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.

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What eCommerce Startups Need to Know About Online Sales Tax

Up and Running

There are five states that do not charge sales tax: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon. Having an online presence instead of a physical storefront can save you from additional expenses like rent and utilities. But, there are certain taxes that online businesses can’t escape.

Guns and Preventable Suicides

Diego Basch

On one extreme we see states like Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. Warning: what you are about to read is mostly speculation. Take with a grain of salt. Don’t trust my numbers blindly. Find your own data. The suicide rate in the United States is twelve per one hundred thousand inhabitants.

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.

37 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Inspirational Business Quote

Hearpreneur

In 2009, during a hunting trip in Montana, I realized there wasn’t a “go-to” brand on the Internet to research hunts and outfitters and connect with other people. Share André Gide wrote that,”Everything that needs to be said has already been said.

The 22 Best Blogs to Help Grow Your Business (That You May Not Be Reading)

Up and Running

Pete Sveen is an entrepreneur in Montana. There are plenty of popular business-advice websites that make it on these kinds of “best of” lists, but I wanted to take a different approach.