As the head of a Montana-based company and as someone who’s helped small forest products businesses succeed for the last 30+ years, I’m always interested in ways to find innovative solutions to cultivating business growth in my state. That’s a big reason why the FBN team is heading to Butte, Montana this September 16 and 17 to attend Senator Max Baucus’ sixth Montana Economic Development Summit.
If the idea is to “foster the entrepreneurial spirit in Montana,” then I believe the national leaders and Montana businesses convening at the 2013 Summit will be the ones to get it done. I’m really excited about this year’s incredible keynote speakers: Eric Schmidt, Elon Musk, Sheryl Sandberg, Jim McNerney, Safra Catz, Ryan Lance and Fred Smith. Check out the lineup for yourself.
For you Montana forest products companies, consider attending this event for its off-the-chart networking opportunities and/or the free vendor display area. And here’s another big plus. There is a free Google website workshop for registered attendees. During the session, Google experts will help small business owners create their own websites. Businesses also receive a customized domain name, free web hosting for one year, a local business listing on Google Maps, free tools, training and resources. Google experts are on hand to train the business owners on how to reach more customers online. Where else can you get that? Remember, you must be a registered attendee to be a part of the website workshop. Register for the event now.
Let’s show these national business leaders what the Montana forest products industry is all about.