Montana District Office Newsletter - January 2020

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Montana District Office  - January 2020

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Deadline Approaches for 2020 National Small Business Week Awards

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The U.S. Small Business Administration Montana District Office is currently accepting nominations for 2020 National Small Business Week awards to be presented during National Small Business Week, May 3-9, 2020.

For more than 50 years, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

As part of National Small Business Week, the SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Jan. 7, 2020. Information about the awards and nomination instructions can be found at or by contacting the Montana District Office at 406-441-1081.

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From the Vault: JE Engineering
Utilizes Profit Mastery Training

JE Engineering experienced growth that led owners Cindi and Richard Jarvis to consider expanding. Before making this decision, however, Cindi wanted to be certain the expansion was warranted by the company’s financial performance. She turned to the Kalispell Regional SBDC to start her business planning through Profit Mastery. Click the button to learn more about their experience.

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Upcoming Events

Jan. 9: The Small Business Webinar Series: Quick Cybersecurity Tips to Keep Your Company Safe

This webinar will give actionable tips to better protect your business from cyberattack.
This is a 30-minute webinar from 11-11:30am Mountain Time.

Presenter: Justin Jones, AVP, IT Risk Manager

This training event will be presented online at:

Hear experts provide an overview of small business development topics and phone in or type/chat questions or comments. We will follow-up with requests for additional information. All webinars are free and open the public at 11 a.m. and will be recorded and archived.

The Small Business Development Webinar Series is presented in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Montana Small Business Development Centers, Montana State University Extension, Montana Economic Developers Association, the Montana Department of Commerce with additional assistance from the University of Montana and Great Falls Development Authority.

Jan. 23: The LaunchPoint – A Pre-Business Workshop (Great Falls)

Have you been thinking about an idea and always wondered if you could make it a business? Are you a business owner but not a business school graduate? Are you passionate about the thing you do and don't know how to turn that passion into profit?

Join GFDA and the Great Falls Small Business Development Center for The LaunchPoint, a business planning and strategies workshop that will walk through the key structures, available tools and why money is important before, during and after you open your doors.

To join this presentation from the comfort of your home, office, or mobile device, please visit: