Calendar of Events

January 2018

Business Tours

Jan. Women-Owned Business Tour: Charlotte Clausen, Bash & Lot G
01/19/18
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

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Montana Women’s Business Center Presents: 

Women-Owned Business Tour: Charlotte Clausen, Bash & Lot G

Join us for a walking business tour of two woman-owned businesses. Each business owner will share her experience with starting, operating, and growing her business. There will be time for networkign and shopping!

Friday, January 19, 2018
Noon-1pm 

Meet at Charlotte & Co. Real Estate
113 E. Oak Street, #1D
Bozeman, MT 59715 

REGISTER HERE 

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The Montana Women’s Business Center is a program of Prospera Business Network and is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. 


Montana Women's Business Center Trainings

IWT Grant Workshop - January 2018
01/04/18
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Prospera Business Network, MT Women's Business Center, and MT Manufacturing Extension Center presents

Incumbent Worker Training Grant Application & Submission Workshop (IWT Grants) - Jan. 2018

January 4, 2018
1:00-4:00pm

Class will be held at:
Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC)
2310 University Way Building 2
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

$50 for members | $80 for non members

REGISTER HERE

ALL PREP WORK IS TO BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED TO: wvaughan76@gmail.com 

Warren Vaughan, instructor, will walk through the steps for applying for the grant funds during the class. At the end of the class, you will have submitted your proposal to https://fundingmt.org.

The Incumbent Worker Training program is a program that provides grant funding to help eligible Montana small businesses purchase training for their existing (incumbent) workers. Its intent is to help preserve existing jobs for Montana residents. Training can be customized to meet specific needs.

Qualifying Businesses

  • In operation in Montana at least one year
  • No more than 50 employees statewide
  • "Incumbent worker" means an employee who has completed at least 6 months of employment with the employer.

Types Of Training That May Qualify

  • Training must be skill-based or result in a certificate or accreditation and improve productivity, efficiency, or wages in the worker’s existing job.
  • Training should be short-term (completed within 1 year) and the business must have a demonstrated need for the training as a way to remain competitive in their industry or the economy.
  • Conferences and training affiliated with conferences will not be funded.
  • Applications should be submitted at least three months before the training is scheduled. Each advocate organization meets to review applications on a different schedule, so please contact them to determine if additional time is needed.

Costs That May Qualify For Reimbursement

  • Grant funding may reimburse all or part of the costs of training eligible employees.

Reimbursable expenses include

  • Tuition, registration, fees, and required materials. Asset purchases are not eligible.
  • Transportation required to attend training such as mileage or airfare.
  • Lodging required to attend training.

Before the class

  • If you are not already registered in the system, please register. Allow up to one week for your registration to be set up.
  • There will be pre-work that will need to be submitted 7 days prior to the class to determine if your training is suitable.

Grant Funding Is Limited

  • Grant funding is allocated to the Department on a State Fiscal Year (July 1st – June 30th), and is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • The grant allows up to $2,000 per year per full-time employee, and up to $1,000 per year per permanent part-time employee.
  • Funding is allocated to the Department of Labor & Industry at the discretion of the Montana Legislature, and is not guaranteed.

Requirements If You Choose To Apply

  • Specific information about the training such as itemized costs, dates, and how the training will benefit both the business and the employees. Businesses must also be able to contribute the matching funds.

 


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The Montana Women’s Business Center is a program of Prospera Business Network and is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Link Up Incubator: A Community for Start Up Businesses, Jan.-June 2018
01/10/18 6:00 PM to 06/06/18 8:00 PM

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Link Up Incubator: A Community for Start Up Businesses, Jan.-June 2018

For businesses less than two years and/or Power Up Class Alumni

2018 Series meets:
January 10
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6

Time:
6 - 8PM

Where:
Cold Smoke Coffeehouse on Huffine
64 Willow Peak Drive
Bozeman, MT 59718

This is a great opportunity to connect with other small and/or new businesses and entrepreneurs! All new business owners or individuals looking into starting a business are encouraged to attend. Sessions will be facilitated by Karen Lum.

Registration: $200 for Prospera Members, $250 non members. This registration amount covers the whole series.

REGISTER HERE



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The Montana Women’s Business Center is a program of Prospera Business Network and is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Lunch & Learn with PayneWest Insurance
01/25/18
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

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Prospera Business Network and the Montana Women's Business Center present

Lunch & Learn with PayneWest Insurance - Registration has been closed.

January 25, 2018

Join us for a Lunch & Learn with PayneWest Insurance.  Jen Buchanan of PayneWest will discuss business insurance-- don't miss this opporutnity to ask all your insurance questions. 


Time:
12:00pm-1:30pm

Class will be held at:
Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC)
2310 University Way Building 2
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

$15 Prospera Members | $25 Non-Members

 

Interested in self-paced courses online? VISIT OUR ONLINE TRAINING SITE for details on the over 200 online courses available through the Montana Women's Business Center, including various QuickBooks courses.

 The Montana Women’s Business Center is a program of Prospera Business Network and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact us at info@MontanaWBC.org or (406) 587-3113 to make arrangements.