Archive for March, 2015
Copyrights and Trademarks: a cost–effective way to put an IP stake in the ground
Patents are often held out as the innovation industry ‘gold standard.’ However, copyrights and trademarks can be a cost–effective way to put a vital Intellectual Property stake in the ground by way of building value for your company and products.
- Basics about identifying and registering company-owned trademarks and copyrights, as differentiated from patents.
- Strategic decisions on how those impact company and product brand development and future value.
- Steps companies need to take, not only to deter infringers, but also to avoid infringing on the copyrights and trademarks of others.
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USDA Rural Development Montana and Ravalli County Economic Development Authority to Host Small Business Workshop
Making Energy Work for Your Business & Funding Business & Community Projects
For many businesses, energy costs are among their highest variable expenses. Session A of the workshop will introduce the Rural Energy for America Program and will spotlight how businesses from western Montana have realized a return on their investment as a result of energy efficiency improvements or a renewable energy system.
In addition, USDA Rural Development has programs to help small businesses and communities to secure financing to meet business goals. Session B of this workshop More >
We are so proud of Amanda Schultz. Amanda has been honored by the 20 Under 40 program.
The annual 20 Under 40 awards recognize business people, entrepreneurs and employees in southwest Montana who have achieved success and improved the quality of life for others in their communities.
Amanda is the Director of the Montana Women’s Business Center at Prospera Business Network in Bozeman. RCEDA is a sub-center of the Montana Women’s Business Center. Our community is very grateful for the additional services available to all businesses in Ravalli County due to our terrific relationship with Amanda, Prospera and the MT WBC. The MT More >