WBC Sub Center

Montana Women’s Business Center | Hamilton Sub Center

Welcome to the RCEDA Montana Women’s Business Center | Sub Center

Montana Womens Business Center
The Montana Women’s Business Center (WBC) is a program of Prospera Business Network and is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. RCEDA became a sub-center of this program in October 2011, the Montana WBC is one of over 100 business centers across the country. We provide the necessary tools and support to help women establish, grow and sustain businesses throughout the state of Montana.

The Montana WBC is focused on providing counseling, training, mentoring and networking services to women entrepreneurs and women in business, and is a critical resource to those who are economically or socially disadvantaged.

The Montana WBC gives women the opportunity to excel in business and contributes to the growth of economies throughout the state.


The sub-center hosts a monthly group networking and training session, Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training (WNET). On the 4th Thursday of each month from Noon to 1:30 p.m. in the RCEDA Conference Room there is a professional development program offered at no charge to women and men. Speakers are experienced in various topics related to business.

WNET Schedule

WNET will be the 4th Thursday from Noon to 1:30 p.m. All WNET’s are brown bag style in the RDEDA Conference Room.

WNET – March 24, 2016 – Noon – 1:30 p.m.

March’s WNET presenter will be JoAnn Wilson with MuseTech Web, LLC. JoAnn has been designing websites since 2006 and one of her passions is educating her clients on the things that a website owner should know and has a right to know.

Explaining the intent of her presentation, Need-to-Know Website Basics for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs, JoAnn states, “You don’t know what you don’t know and so often a business person gets involved with a website designer that doesn’t inform that person what they are actually getting themselves into or what their options are. The business becomes, in effect, married to the designer and feels trapped because they don’t know what they need to know, and oftentimes, don’t even know that they don’t own their own website. In this presentation, I want to start at the beginning, explaining the bare-bones basics of websites. Whether you have a website or are looking to get a website, my hope is that that those attending walk out of the meeting with a better understanding of their current website situation and with enough knowledge to ask better questions or, if they are wanting to create a website, they will know where to start.”

JoAnn started creating websites on the side then began working more formally when the company she worked for closed its doors in 2009. She has created and set up websites for many Bitterroot Valley businesses and organizations. Even though she has designed websites for out-of-state businesses, she prefers working locally because of the ability to meet face-to-face.

Attendees will have 1-2 minutes each to introduce themselves. The presentation and Q&A will be 1 hour. Afterwards there will be time for general networking. Like all our WNET brown bag lunches, there is no fee.

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