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The Montana Furniture Company That Gives Second Chances to Ex-Convicts

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In a small town in the Montana Rockies, Gracie Furniture is generating six-figure sales with a workforce made up of former convicts

A Company That's All About Pets, People, and the Planet

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When Montana-based West Paw Design can't find green materials for its pet supplies, it just invents its own

This Startup Is Cracking the Code to the Tech Industry's Diversity Problem

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The one-year-old recruiting firm counts Magic Johnson, Ben Jealous, and Joe Montana as early investors

Bathroom bill thrusts Montana into national LGBT debate

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A Montana official says business could suffer if lawmakers entangle the state in a national debate over bathrooms and transgender people HELENA, Mont. (AP)

AP-BKC--Davidson-Montana Box

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News


Montana man canoeing East Coast missing in NC

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Authorities say the overturned canoe of a Montana man who was canoeing down the East Coast has been found in eastern North Carolina ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP)

Davidson hangs on for 110-99 win over Montana

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Jack Gibbs scored 28 points, dished out eight assists and went 12 of 12 from the free throw line to lead Davidson to a 110-99 win over Montana on Wednesday night MISSOULA, Mont. (AP)

Montana Drug R&D: Good Science but No Commercialization Funding

Angel Investing News

Read my June column in the Flathead Beacon (Kalispell, Montana) at [link]. Drug development is interesting and important R&D but, unfortunately, very few regions of the world can attract the venture capital necessary for commercialization. Fundable Deals VCs commercialization drug development venture capital

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. My deadline was the end of day on July 5th. Specifically 11:59pm on July 5th.

4 Tips for Stellar Customer Service

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I logged into our Facebook page and I saw these posts coming up, 30 of them, all from women in Billings, Montana. Be authentic. Ask questions.

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. It’s definitely a dilemma.

How To Find The Best City For Your Type Of Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

billion dollar sale to Oracle from Bozeman, Montana. get the attention of the market they choose. The list goes on and on. It’s very important.

Top 9 Brand Blunders of All Time

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When Miley Cyrus's Hannah Montana character became popular, Disney moved quickly to merchandise dozens of products. named AYDES. Not Xerox.

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


If you follow American football with any regularity you’ve surely heard of Joe Montana & Dan Marino. Be a Montana, Not a Marino.

Why You Need to Tell Stories

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Using stories to describe your product helps employees, customers and press understand how it works in the real world, not in a presentation deck.

The Fascinating Psychology Behind Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When I see Joe Montana doing an ad for Sketcher Shape Up sneakers, I don''t think of Sketchers, I think what''s going wrong with Joe these days?"

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. Jesus.

Why Cities Should Help Artistic Entrepreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new report urges cities get more proactive when it comes to entrepreneurs in the arts. Nationally, the arts generated $135.2 Rethink city ordinances.

CEOs walk a fine line when using a positive spin

Taffy Williams

???? That CEO said WHAT? One of the many tasks a CEO performs is engaging and explaining the company to the investment community. You talk?''

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.

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. However, there is a more important reason than the flaws in the calculation: what does “online influence” even mean?

A Different Kind of Valley for Tech Start-ups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With a population of only 38,000, Bozeman, Montana, is barely a blip on the map compared with some of the other places cranking out tech start-ups.

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? Tax laws.

Case Study: No Marketing Budget? Win Over Bloggers Instead

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Photographer Ron Henry knew his camera strap was a winner. Now he just needed to get the word out on the cheap. Henry refused to lowball his product.

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

Mike Michalowicz

Kevin and his smokin’ hot wife live in Montana with their two girls (17 and 16), and carry the entrepreneurial theme throughout their lives.

Screw the Black Swans: Ichiro is our role model, not Barry Bonds.

500 Hats

Put bluntly: we are both ambitious and we both play baseball, but YC is quite clearly the Yankees, while 500 is more like the Oakland A’s.

Startup Location Is Still A Critical Success Factor

Startup Professionals Musings

billion dollar sale to Oracle from Bozeman, Montana. get the attention of the market they choose. The list goes on and on. It’s very important.

Play4Skill Raises $400K for Dominoes Gambling

VC Cafe

P lay4Skill , a relatively unknown Israeli startup, has raised an second round of $400,000 from from Israeli advertising agency Adler Chomsky.

Wolf Wanderings

Will Price

My cousin is a wildlife biologist at the University of Montana. She was trapped in Paradise Valley outside of Gardiner, Montana. Tags: montana wolves He just sent me an email from one of his colleagues about the wanderings of a wolf they had collared. Cool story. and so it begins. :) One of my gps collared wolves is now famous!

Lending Club vs. Prosper

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Whether you are a borrower or an investor, you obviously want to make a choice that augurs well in the long haul, offering you outstanding interest rates. Both Lending Club and Prosper are best in the business and offers excellent value proposition to their members. Lending Club holds an edge over Prosper but only in terms of volumes.

Bid to extend protections to gays, lesbians stirs emotions

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Advocates launched a new bid Wednesday to extend non-discrimination protections for gays, lesbians and transgender people across Montana — undeterred by a long string of prior legislative defeats HELENA, Mont. (AP)

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. We live in Devine, TX.

How an Entrepreneur Watches the Oscars

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

His son David agrees to drive him from Billings, Montana, to Lincoln, Nebraska. A good movie always leaves you something to think about.

Soldier injured after parachute failed to deploy

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Army Special Operations parachute training exercise in western Montana HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) AP) — A soldier was injured during a U.S.

The Secrets of This Year's Brilliant PR Stunts

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When dreaming up ways to get noticed, consider the lessons behind these top PR stunts. PR stunts fall into two categories: 1.0 Stay on message. world

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Meet the New Breed of Entrepreneur: Techie Artisans

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You get orders from deep in Alabama or way off in Montana, so there are people that are paying attention to this. And they're not the only ones.

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.

A Bubble for Seed Stage Valuation

Angel Investing News

Some geographic markets are hot (high demand for startup deals in NYC) while others are not (pricing in Montana is much lower). When entrepreneurs raise equity capital for startup companies, the investors’ percentage of ownership is determined by the negotiated valuation for the company at the time of investment. million ÷ ($1.5 million + $0.5

The Care And Feeding Of A Startup


The coolest thing you can say to anyone todat seem to be when you announce that you’re launching a startup. Definition of A Startup. What is a Startup?