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Feb 19, 2019PTAC Attends Department of Transportation Small Business Summit 

Rosalind Dix from the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) attended the Montana Department of Transportation’s Small Business Summit on Tuesday, February 12th – Thursday, February 14th.  The event is an opportunity for small businesses to attend various informational workshops to help with everyday business activities such as human resources, workman’s comp, IT security, employee benefits, more

Feb 14, 2019Startup Weekend in Colorado Springs

Upon arriving at the Epicenter Coworking Space Friday evening I was greeted by a room full of entrepreneurs eager to pitch their technology ideas and assemble a team of strangers to develop it.  Although the weekend is designed to be a learning experience, it turns out that 12% of teams have gone on to develop more

Jul 24, 201820 years of Government Contracting Assistance to Montana Companies

2018 marks the 20th year anniversary Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) has hosted the Procurement Technical Assistance Program in Montana. Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) provide personal, timely advice on contracting with the government. PTAC is a national program funded in part by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and local matching funds. BSED holds the cooperative more

May 02, 20182018 Space2Place Micro-Grant Winners

Big Sky Economic Development recently announced the winners of their Space2Place Strategic Placemaking micro-grants. Strategic Placemaking involves transforming dull, empty spaces within our community into vibrant, beautiful, interesting places. It is a process for creating places that people want to live, work, play, and learn in. This micro-grant competition was open to all residents of more

Apr 10, 2018SBA 504 25-Year Debentures

SBA 504 25-Year Debenture Big Sky Finance has great news for businesses looking to free up their working capital and lower their debt service and down payment. SBA is making available a new SBA 504 loan with a 25-year maturity, which will be in addition to the existing 10 and 20-year loans already available.  As more

Apr 13, 2018SBA Lender Training – May 2 & 3 Billings, Montana

SBA Cradle to Grave Training on May 2-3, 2018 Join SBA’s Montana District Office Lead Lender Relations Specialist Rena Carlson and Lender Relations Specialist Tom White for a unique training event  .  Participants will be guided through a brief overview of loan program highlights and then take a deep dive into a carefully developed case more