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Jun 15, 2021Why Numbers Matter

By: Lorene Hintz | SBDC Regional Director “The bank wants financial projections. I’m not sure what they want, can you help me?”  That is a typical question that Small Business Development Center business advisors are asked on a weekly basis.  Most people don’t really know what numbers matter and who they matter to. When looking more

Jun 03, 2021Coulson Park Master Plan

Big Sky Economic Development partnered with Billings Parks and Recreation to fund and develop the Coulson Park Master Plan. Both organizations share a vision of Coulson Park as an important community investment. We will continue to work together to develop Coulson Park and other vital community assets – promoting economic development, workforce retention and attraction, more

May 27, 2021Beginners Guide to Business Plans

By: Kayla Vokral | SBDC Business Advisor A business plan lays the foundation for your business. A good business plan guides you through each phase of starting and managing your business. Think of your business plan as a “Roadmap” to your business. It has all the key elements to your business to get you from start-up more

Jun 01, 2021Meet Ryan! Our newest team member!

Joining our Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) as the Training Manager/Business Advisor is Ryan Luchau. Ryan will be based in our Helena Office. He answered a few questions to help us get to know him, check them out below! Please join us in welcoming Ryan to the team! What town do you now call home?  more

May 04, 2021Summer Intern Leadership Institute

Big Sky Economic Development and The Billings Chamber of Commerce present the 2021 Summer Intern Leadership Institute. This program is designed to build your interns connection with Billings to help retain talent. There is no cost to participate. The SILI program offers your interns the opportunity to: CONNECT with other interns throughout the community EXPLORE more

Apr 27, 2021Edge of the Plains

No Bureaucracy. No Policy Book. All Action. Entrepreneurs are a special breed. They build thriving business from nothing more than an idea. They start with zero credibility on kitchen tables and use their faith, passion, and confidence to convince people to buy from them. They hear “No” constantly, they fail, start over, then fail and more

May 13, 20212021 Economic Development Week | Celebrating the IMPACT

  Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in 2016. To increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve communities’ quality of life everywhere, we have continued the tradition. Over the last five years, 450+ campaigns have been made throughout the United States and more

May 10, 2021International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Accreditation

By: Steve Arveschoug | Executive Director International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Accreditation: Why it Matters    For every business and organization, it is important that the team and leadership stay up to speed on the latest industry trends and maintain their status as “subject matter experts” (SMEs) in their field of practice. This continuous-learning endeavor more