2022 Past Recordings and Resources

  • Business Transition Readiness
    Presenter:  Alistair Stewart, Senior Business Advisor, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC)
    No Handouts

  • Mom-trepreneurs: You're Legit
    May 5, 2022
    Presenter: Marguerite Thordarson, Business Advisor,Accelerate Montana-Women's Entrepreneurship and Leadership Lab (W.E.L.L.) Women's Business Center (WBC)
    Handout (13 pages)

  • Structuring Effective and Efficient Meetings
    April 8, 2022
    Presenter: Marguerite Thordarson, Business Advisor, Accelerate Montana-Women's Entrepreneurship and Leadership Lab (W.E.L.L.) Women's Business Center (WBC)
    Handout (14 pages)

  • Driving Business Sucess Through Employee Engagement
    March 3, 2022
    Presenter:  Katie Weaver, MSU Extension Community Development Associate Specialist
    Handout (7 pages)


  • What is Corporate Culture?
    February 3, 2022
    Presenter:   Jackie Swiesz, Human Resources Business Partner Associated Employers
    Handout (9 pages)

  • 4 Types of People: Managing Diverse Personalities
    January 6, 2022
    PresenterDeborah Jenkins, PHR, SHRM-CP, Owner and Leadership Consultant, HR Solutions, LLC
    Handout (28 pages)

2021 Past Recordings and Resources

  • Communication That Fosters Cooperation
    December 2, 2021
    Presenter:  Iliana Cruz, Crumont Leadership Consulting
    Handout (2 pages)

  • How to Organize and Use Your BrandingPackage
    November 4, 2021
    Presenter:  KJ Kahnle, Owner, KJ Small Biz Cafe
    Handout (5 pages)

  • Cybersecurity
    October 7, 2021
    Presenter:  Justin Jones, VP of IT Risk Management, DA Davidson
    Handout (11 pages)

  • Business Model Canvas/Value Proposition Design
    September 2, 2021
    Presenter:  Jennifer Stephens, Regional Director, Missoula SBDC, University of Montana
    Handout (13 pages)

  • Financing and Grants
    August 5, 2021 
    Presenters:  Jason Nitschke, Regional Director, Great Falls SBDC, Great Falls Development Authority
    Jennifer Stephens, Regional Director, Missoula SBDC, University of Montana
    Handout (19 pages)

  • Targeting Alternative Talent Pools
    July 1, 2021
    Presenter:  Ryan Loomis, SBDC Regional Director & Workforce Development & Community Outreach Coordinator at Helena College
    Handout (13 pages)

  • Reduce Payment Friction and Sell on Your Website
    June 3, 2021
    Presenter:  Rich Gannon, SBDC Rural Business Advisor,Great Falls Development Authority
    Handout (26 pages)

  • Generations in the Workforce
    May 6, 2021
    Presenter:  Tara Mastel, Associate Specialist, Leadership Development Program Leader, MSU Extension Local Government Center
    Handout (30 pages)

  • Five Things to Do Today to Manage Risk in Your Company
    April 1, 2021
    Presenter:  Dena Johnson, Sales Executive, PayneWest Insurance
    Handout (41 pages)

  • Strategic Communications and Support for Women in Business
    March 4, 2021
    Presenter:  Morgan Slemberger, University of Montana, Director of Women's Entreprenuership & Leadership
    Handout (11 pages)

  • Using Social Media (TikTok) to Reach Your Clientele
    February 4, 2021
    Presenter: Adriane Good, MSU Agricultural Extension Agent, Pondera County
    Handout (17 pages)

  • Steering Your Business Through Change
    January 7, 2021
    Presenter: Christine Littig, Former Business Owner COVID Specialist & Business Advisor, Missoula SBDC, University of Montana
    No Handouts

2020 Past Recordings and Resources

  • Engineering Growth in the Wake of COVID
    December 3, 2020
    Presenter:   Jason Nitschke, Regional Director, Great Falls SBDC, Great Falls Development Authority
    Handout (18 pages)

  • Understanding Credit Card Processing
    November 5, 2020
    Presenter:  Stephanie Cummings, Senior Business Advisor, CardConnect
    Handout (27 pages)

  • How COVID is Affecting Communities
    October 1, 2020
    Presenter:  Steve Roberston, Liaison Officer, COVID Response Incident Command Staff, MIssoula City County Health Department
    No Handouts

  • Accessing SBA Programs:  Your Guide to SBA Counseling, Capital, and Contracting
    September 3, 2020
    Presenters:  Martin DeWitt, Andy Shirtliff, and Kelly Dixon, U.S. Small Business Administration
    Handout (19 pages)

  • Best Practices for PPP Loan Forgiveness
    August 6, 2020
    Presenter:  Jake Carter, JCCS Certified, Public Accountant
    Handout (8 pages)

  • Tackling Unemployment Insurance
    July 9, 2020
    Presenter:  Jordan Stordahl, University of Montana, SBDC Business Advisor
    No Handouts

  • What it Means to be Open and Safe During Recovery
    June 4, 2020
    Presenters:  Dena Johnson, MBA, ASBC, EDFP, Regional Director, SBDC Entrepreneurial Development, Big Sky Economic Development and Kevin Scharfe, ASBC, Rock 31 Program Manager, SBDC & Senior Business Advisor, Big Sky Economic Development
    No Handouts