Archive for February, 2011
February 25th, 2011
Succession Planning for Small Business
Friday March 18th, 2011
Held at the Ravalli Entrepreneurship Center
As part of its Building Bitterroot Business series of classes and seminars, the RCEDA is offering a seminar on succession planning. This introduction to planning for the future of your business will be taught by Mike Tobiason, Vice President with Anderson Zurmuehlen, an accounting and business consulting firm with 200 employees and offices throughout Montana.
Succession planning is a critical need in the Bitterroot Valley because many sole proprietorships and small businesses are owned by individuals or a small group of related individuals. Succession planning is More >
Ravalli County, through its sub-recipient Ravalli County Economic Development Authority (RCEDA), is issuing a request for separate sealed bids for the construction of the Pantry Partners Food Bank Facility (PPFB) to be located in Stevensville, Montana. This construction project will be partially funded by FY2010 grant for $450,000 from the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) of the Montana Department of Commerce to Ravalli County and administered by the RCEDA. Read the full bid advertisement.
RCEDA can provide Market Research to assist business planning and sales. Obtaining market information can be time-consuming and expensive. We recommend that businesses avail themselves of free information from State government and the U.S. Census bureau. Businesses also need to “drill down” to more specifics about their industry and RCEDA can provide this information at an affordable price. RCEDA can provide Industry Profiles that will help you to understand current trends and challenges in over 900 industry segments.
Thanks very much to Bob Thomas, the RCEDA Chair for sending this information on the SBA and their work to fight back against the Federal Reserve Bank and impending regulations that jeopordize mortgage lending and many other areas of our slowly recovering economy. The video link here is 3.5 minutes, please watch and share. SBA Fights Back
Specified Fittings has acquired all assets of Poly Warehouse located in Stevensville, Montana. This acquisition doubles Specified’s HDPE production capabilities and broadens the line both dimensionally and configuration wise. With this modern 25,000 square foot (3 acres plus) facility Specified will have vastly increased flexibility in production. The equipment has IPS and DIPS capabilities with machinery able to produce fittings through 36″. All machinery is immediately operational allowing for quicker turn around and greater product breadth. Poly Warehouse was one of the top three pure HDPE fitting manufacturers during its existence. The creative nature and innovations of its employees is an More >
Building Bitterroot Business (B3) classes have been a saving grace for the Bitterroot Valley. As a student from the initial launch in February 2010, I feel extremely honored to have had the opportunity to participate in the educational basics of running and managing a successful business. The B3 courses support entrepreneurs in setting ambitious goals while creatively operating within their own set of boundaries. Established businesses can challenge themselves, regardless of the competition, to form new networks, be more creative, innovative and adaptable. With my business, Montana Basket Bistro, still in its infancy, the B3 Basic courses provided me the More >
Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) is considering adding a coffee and beverage service on its Hamilton campus and is reaching out to anyone interested in providing this service. The campus, part of the National Institutes of Health, has no food or beverage services on site other than vending machines. RML has more than 400 employees and contractors.
The RML Recreation and Welfare Association, Inc., is developing a request for proposal that will be sent to interested bidders, but as part of its procurement wants to develop a list of interested parties to receive specific information about the desired services.
RML will provide 108 More >