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GTUIT Gets EcoStar Award

GTUIT, LLC, Billings, MT was awarded the EcoStar Pollution Prevention Award for 2019. The award was presented at a reception hosted by Governor Bullock at the State Capitol Rotunda in Helena. The award recognizes GTUIT for taking environmentally responsible steps to reduce air emissions in oil producing regions, maximize upstream oil and gas operation efficiencies, conserve Read More…

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100 of the world's most promising start-ups to watch in 2019

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Vet turned entrepreneur turned a family recipe into an $80K venture that just launched on Amazon

U.S. military veterans are a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield — and in business. Many choose entrepreneurship as their career after returning from service, equipped with a cadre of unique leadership and time-management skills. Currently they own about 2.5 million small businesses in America in a host of industries, according to the Read More…

11 tips for 11 million women – how female entrepreneurs can beat the odds

Each October, the U.S. celebrates National Women in Small Business Month. According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, more than 11.6 million women-owned businesses are making a positive impact on the American small business landscape. Data shows that since 2007, the number of women-owned firms has grown at five times the national average, Read More…

Cyberattacks now cost small companies $200,000 on average, putting many out of business

Annette Riedl | picture alliance | Getty Images In an age of ongoing digital transformation, cybercrime has quickly become today’s fastest-growing form of criminal activity. Equally worrying for modern executives, it’s also set to cost businesses $5.2 trillion worldwide within five years, according to Accenture. With 43% of online attacks now aimed at small businesses, Read More…

Why Foot Locker is backing Rockets of Awesome, a start-up disrupting the kids clothing market

Earlier this year, Rockets of Awesome landed a $12.5 million investment from Foot Locker to help it grow. Source: Rockets of Awesome Rachel Blumenthal is no stranger to starting a business. When the 39-year-old launched Rockets of Awesome, an online kids clothing subscription service and e-commerce site, back in 2016, she was already a seasoned Read More…

Here's what small businesses, slammed by China tariffs, are doing to minimize impact of trade war

The Hapag-Lloyd AG Leverkusen Express sails out of the Yangshan Deepwater Port, operated by Shanghai International Port Group Co. (SIPG), in this aerial photograph taken in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images The sweeping tariffs imposed on China for its alleged unfair trade practices was intended to Read More…

Digitization is changing the way business operates – and one CEO thinks tech could 'make us happier'

Westend61 | Getty Images Digitization has an important role to play when it comes to how small and medium enterprises operate, the CEO of Spanish firm Cyberclick said Wednesday. During a panel discussion at Innovation Summit Barcelona chaired by CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick, David Tomas was asked whether digitization created happiness. “I think it can, it Read More…

GTUIT Gets EcoStar Award

GTUIT, LLC, Billings, MT was awarded the EcoStar Pollution Prevention Award for 2019. The award was presented at a reception hosted by Governor Bullock at the State Capitol Rotunda in Helena. The award recognizes GTUIT for taking environmentally responsible steps to reduce air emissions in oil producing regions, maximize upstream oil and gas operation efficiencies, conserve Read More…

NFIB Joins Suit on Climate Change

NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Juliana v. United States—urging dismissal of a controversial lawsuit, which seeks to compel the federal government to more aggressively address climate change. The brief was filed in conjunction with the Texas Public Policy Foundation and other concerned businesses and business groups. The case Read More…

What Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know About Online Review Feedback

When you’re running a small business, you fight for every customer, client and sale. That’s why it’s frustrating whenever something unexpected throws a wrench in the works. One of those unexpected wrenches for many small businesses is online reviews. Positive reviews can springboard your business toward success, while negative reviews can seriously poison the well. Read More…

North Dakota lenders recognized for small business loans

Eight North Dakota lenders have earned the 2016 Director’s Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration North Dakota District Office, honoring their participation with SBA in supporting the growth and expansion of small businesses in their communities. The winners are: Dakota Certified Development Corp., U.S. Bank, Capital Credit Union, Choice Financial, VISIONBank, Starion Financial, Town Read More…

Family Business Day honors tight-knit Montana entrepreneurs

A pair of local businesses were honored as part of the 23rd Annual Family Business Day hosted by Montana State University’s Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship. Bozeman baked goods company Elliotts of Montana and retailer Wild West Shirt Company were among the six businesses awarded at Friday’s event. Busted Knuckle Brewery in Glasgow, Read More…