FREE BUDGET ASSISTANCE Courtesy of RCEDA and the accountancy firm of JCCS
RCEDA has created the linked cash flow budget and instructions for those that want to be able to forecast their cash balances by the month for a year. Businesses need to know if their cash reserves will be adequate, especially given seasonal changes in income and expenses. It is also essential to plan for large purchases and when taking on debt to finance expansion.
Those business that complete the Excel cash flow spread sheet, according to the provided instructions, can then schedule a free 1 hour meeting with an accountant More >
Copyrights and Trademarks Workshop with Marti Elder
Save the date: April 13 – 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Copyrights & Trademarks Workshop ($35 – add $7 for lunch) April 13 – Noon to 2:30 Innovator’s Roundtable ($35 – add $7 for lunch)
Patents are often held out as the innovation industry ‘gold standard.’ However, copyrights & 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.
Topics covered: basics of identifying and registering company-owned trademarks & copyrights, as different from patents.; strategic decisions on how those impact More >
Karen McNenny will be our WNET presenter on February 28th at RCEDA. This is a presentation you won’t want to miss from Noon to 1:30, it is brown bag style.
The title of Karen’s presentation is “Keep Talking: How to talk about your business so people want to hear more.”
DESCRIPTION: How many times in a week are you asked THE question; ‘So, what do you do?’ This is a moment ripe with opportunity; you should embrace it. However, do you dread what might come babbling out of your mouth? Karen will help you discover what makes your business truly unique and More >
Reminder that Thursday, February 23rd from Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the RCEDA, the first WNET Brown Bag luncheon will be taking place. There will be one hour of presentation which kicks off with Lisa Glenn, an incredibly talented CPA with Galusha, Higgins, and Galusha, Willa Lande, a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, Willa is very tuned in to some of the new dimensions that financial planning has taken on, and Paula Freston, a recently retired Business Professor. Paula is a terrific addition to RCEDA supporters, she assisted John with surveys from our client base and we used that information to choose More >
Notes from the meeting with Victor business owners, the citizens and the Montana Department of Transportation were sent out to all those that attended the meeting and provided an email address. In addition the Notes are posted here. RCEDA will continue to assist by posting updates to the notes and further information on our web site. A newsletter is in the works. If you have not provided your email address at a meeting and want to receive information please contact RCEDA or Mary at the Hamilton House in Victor. Thank you to the MDOT folks for attending the meeting, providing answers to More >
Community members and business owners please remember that Victor is open for business. Construction going on in and around Victor for the past two years along with our economy has put a damper on business patronage in Victor. I used to stop in Victor frequently until the most recent bought of construction, then I, like many others began taking the Eastside Hwy around the construction. I’m grateful for the recent calls from a few of the Victor businesses to let RCEDA know that business was slow as it was also a reminder that the services I value and have taken 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 >
Ravalli Republic – January 18, 2011 by Sepp Jannotta
A joint effort by the Bitterroot College Program and Ravalli County Economic Development Authority is seeking to get more Bitterrooters up the technological learning curve and ready for employment in today’s competitive job market.
The focal point of that effort is the raft of courses on computers and business acumen being offered as part of the BCP’s winter schedule of continuing education offerings.
According to Victoria Clark, BCP’s interim director, the response has been off the charts and the first set of introductory computers classes has been filled.
“We’ve already had one set of More >
Ravalli Republic January 26, 2010 by Jeff Schmerker
Call it official — the Ravalli County Entrepreneurship Center is now open for business.
Officials, supporters and clients turned out last week to mark the occasion with speeches, tours and snacks.
Opening of the $3.4 million center marks the end of a multi-year effort to bring a small business incubator to the county. One tenant – Falcon Asset Management – is ready to move in and the county hopes that other businesses will use the center as a launching pad.
“Even in the best of times we need to be building for the future,” said More >