Calendar of Events

February 2018

Business Tours

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Tour: Regus
02/01/18
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Prospera Business Network Presents

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Tour: Regus

4:30-6:00 pm

This is a free event, but you still need to register please!

Location: Regus Downtown Bozeman

5 W Mendenhall St. Ste. 202, Bozeman, MT 59715

REGISTER HERE

ABOUT THIS EVENT
Prospera Business Network will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Regus!  Joins us for food, drinks and celebration! 

Feb. Women-Owned Business Tour: The Hummingbird's Kitchen & Emerson Grill
02/13/18
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Montana Women’s Business Center Presents: 

Women-Owned Business Tour: The Hummingbird's Kitchen & Emerson Grill

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 networking and shopping!

Tuesday February 13, 2018
Noon-1pm
 

     

Meet at The Emerson Cultural Center
111 South Grand Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59715

This is a free event.

REGISTER HERE 

GOLD SPONSOR

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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

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.

Transportation to the 2018 Small Business Summit
02/07/18
6:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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

Transportation to the 2018 Small Business Summit - Registration for transportation has beeen CLOSED

February 7, 2018

Bus ride offered from Bozeman to Helena and back on this day. We will meet at Prospera Business Network at 6AM and be back at Prospera by 7PM -- transportation to Helena will be provided and all meals are included- breakfast, lunch and appetizers. 

$40 Prospera Members | Non-Members $65
We reserve the right to cancel if the minimum (12 people) registration requirement is not met.  In which case, all fees will be fully refunded.

REGISTER HERE for the event

 

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.

Power Up: Create Your Business, Financial, and Marketing Plan - Feb. 2018
02/08/18 9:00 AM to 02/22/18 12:00 PM

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

Power Up: Create Your Business, Financial, and Marketing Plan - Feb. 2018 - this class is full and registration has been closed.  There is still room in the March session

This course consists of three classes (Feb. 8th, 15th, 22nd). Class meets every Thursday for three weeks, starting Feb 8, 2018.

Class is 9am-Noon

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

Registration: $200 for Prospera Members, $225 non members. This registration amount covers all three class days.
$75 for a second attendee (business partner)  

*We reserve the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollments are not met.  In which case, all course fees will be fully refunded.

REGISTER HERE

This course has specifically been designed for individuals who are brand new to business, wanting to start a business, and new business owners or individuals looking to start a second business.

Please bring a laptop with you to this class (if you do not have access to one, please send a message to info@prosperabusinessnetwork.org or call 406-587-3113)

What you will learn:

- Clarity and fresh perspective about starting a new business

- Solid first draft of your Business Plan

- In-depth understanding of your industry and competition

- Documented sales projections and marketing strategy based on industry research & geography

- Projected cash flow for one year

- Shared experience with other local entrepreneurs and subject matter experts

- Valuable resources and processes that support your business planning journey
 

If you are unfamiliar with or would like more practice with these programs, we recommend taking the following online classes prior to or during the Power Up class:

a. Introduction to Microsoft Excel

b. Introduction to Microsoft Word
 

*Due to high demand for business counseling services, the MWBC requires individuals looking into starting a brand new business or business owners who have been "in business" less than six months, to complete this course prior to scheduling a one-on-one counseling appointment.


Charitable Support from: 
First Security Bank Foundation



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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 Shaun McManus, New York Life: Retaining Employees
02/27/18
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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

Lunch & Learn with Shaun McManus, New York Life: Retaining Employees

February 27, 2018

Join us for a Lunch & Learn with Shaun McManus from New York LIfe.  Shaun will discuss how to retain your employees through offering employee benefits.

Time:
11:30am-1:00pm

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

$20 Prospera Members | $30 Non-Members

REGISTER HERE 

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.