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Why Start a Business in Montana? A Startup Hub!

Startups Grow in Missoula, Bozeman and the Bitterroot Valley

Montana provides a great business environment and lifestyle

If you want to start a business in Montana, you are not alone. Recently, the Montana High Tech Business Alliance announced a list of business startups in the technology and manufacturing industries to watch in 2018. Western Montana business in Montana Living in Montana - Start a business in Montana

These companies have ten or fewer employees and:

  • “Steep revenue growth and/or are working in a high-growth sector
  • Poised to launch high-potential products or services
  • Own or are developing valuable intellectual property
  • On track to land major clients or enter new markets
  • Plan to expand operations or add a significant number of jobs in 2018
  • Have management teams led by experienced entrepreneurs or top experts in their fields”

The finalists named were:

  • “Cowboy Cricket Farms, Belgrade
  • DermaXon, Missoula
  • io, Whitefish
  • GeoFli, Missoula
  • Inimmune, Missoula
  • PinnaCal, LLC, Corvallis
  • Sellout, Bozeman
  • Triple Tree, Bozeman”

Why Start a Business in Montana?

Funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the report entitled, “A New Frontier, Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Bozeman and Missoula, Montana,” outlines the benefits to starting a business in Big Sky Country.

According to the report, the area offers unique assets including: local support organization, venture capital, a good workforce with high retention rates, diversity, mentors, a great quality of life, and more.

And “research by other scholars also highlights that Missoula and Bozeman ranked 9th and 12th highest in startup rates among 394 areas in the country,” per the report.

Plus, it’s a great place to raise a family. There are endless outdoor and indoor activities, great schools and universities, entertainment and sports facilities, and more.

Plus, the cost of living is much less than many big cities in the U.S., there are convenient airports and transportation that make it easy to travel anywhere, and it’s a beautiful place to live with friendly, warm people.

Montana Is Not Just for Recreation

If you’ve just thought about visiting Montana to fly fish, enjoy the snow or a local rodeo, the state has so much more to offer. There are great opportunities for business startups to grow and be successful. Plus, the local communities and parks offer unique activities, food and entertainment for all ages.

Want to find out more about starting a business in Montana and the local area?

As a local, I can give you the inside scoop on various communities, real estate and more to meet your specific needs. Contact me for more information!

Phone: 406.240.6497
Fax: 406.777.2520
E-mail: [email protected]

An Update to My First Run in The Missoula Marathon

Join Me for a Fun, Local Montana Experience!

Well, at this point, most of you know I’ve entered The Missoula Marathon for the first time and will be running the Half-Marathon. As someone who is not a runner, I thought it was about time to get involved and actually be part of this great, local tradition!The Missoula Marathon and My Broken Wrist!

So far, my training is progressing slowly, especially with a broken wrist.

I’m doing a lot of weight training, stretching and utilizing the Jeff Galloway method.

With this, you run a short distance and then walk to start building up your legs and stamina.

I use the Galloway stopwatch and his book, “Half-Marathon – You Can do It” for the plan outline. I have to say it really does work.

And if I can do it, so can you. After all, I’m just a beginner. And, I’ve found time to train even with my broken wrist, family and work responsibilities and more. There really are no excuses for participating in a local event like this, whether it’s in Montana or your home town. You just have to make your mind up to do it, and then go for it!

Right now, my training is in the gym since there is still snow on the roads. But springtime is just around the corner, and I’ll be able to run outside soon!

How about you? Do you want to take part in The Missoula Marathon?

The Missoula Marathon happens the weekend of July 13th through July 15th in Missoula, Montana. And it’s a great event for the entire family.

Yes, it’s an official USA Track and Field certified course and Boston Marathon qualifier, but there is a place for novices, kids, competitive runners, and more to participate. It’s just a matter of registering, getting ready and then showing up on race day!

And in addition to running through the beautiful, Montana countryside, there will also be treats for the kids and special surprises from local vendors.

Plus, there will be all kinds of drinks and food to eat at local restaurants, live entertainment and fun activities for everyone involved.

It really doesn’t matter if you are a good runner or not. It’s more about getting involved in the local community and having a great time with family and friends of all ages!

Well, I’d better get back to training. But if you’d like more details about The Missoula Marathon, click here. And if you’d like insights about the local area from me, feel free to write to me here.

Visit Montana or Find a Home in the Bitterroot Valley with New Flights

Discover All That Big Sky Country Has To Offer!

If you ever wanted to visit Montana or find a home in the Bitterroot Valley, now it’s easier than ever before! The Missoula International Airport just announced new direct flights.Find a home in the Bitterroot Valley.

These include the following:

  • Frontier Airlines from Denver, CO – Starting May 2, 2018
  • Allegiant Airlines from Los Angeles, CA – Starting May 7, 2018
  • Allegiant Airlines from Oakland, CA – Starting May 18, 2018
  • American Airlines from Dallas, TX and Chicago, IL – Starting June 7, 2018
  • United Airlines from Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA – June 7, 2018
  • Delta Airlines from Atlanta, GA – June 7, 2018

With these direct flights, it takes less time to get to Big Sky Country and enjoy everything it has to offer. This includes visiting for business, play time or to find a home in the Bitterroot Valley.

For business, you’ll find that Montana is a hub of activity:

  • There are about 115,054 small businesses in Montana and they make up 97.4% of Montana Businesses per data from The Small Business Administration.
  • There are big companies for employment in Montana including the following:
    • Billings Clinic
    • Glacier Ban
    • Town Pump
    • Kalispell Regional
    • First Interstate BancSystem Inc.
    • Stillwater Mining Co
    • The Waggoners Trucking
    • Peter’s Hospital
    • DADavidson Companies
    • Watkins & Shepard Trucking

For fun in Montana, the list of outdoor and indoor activities is endless and includes:

  • Walking, hiking, cycling, skiing and more in the many, state parks.
  • Fly fishing, hunting, bird watching, etc.
  • Seeing rodeos and visiting unique restaurants, entertainment venues, and shopping areas.
  • Visiting museums, enjoying the great outdoors, and much more!

And if you want to find a home in The Bitterroot Valley, it’s the perfect time because:

  • Temperatures are warming up, but there are not a lot of tourists in the area yet.
  • There are lots of ways to be part of the community and truly experience like a local (for example, The Missoula Marathon)
  • We can give you a personal tour of properties that are perfect for your lifestyle, budget and more!

Visiting Montana is Easier than Ever!

With the new, direct flights into Missoula, Montana, it’s easier than ever to do business here, enjoy the great outdoors and all of the unique entertainment the area has to offer. Also, if you’d like to find a home in the Bitterroot Valley, it’s simple to travel here and check out the local area.

If you’d like to experience our friendly culture and beautiful surroundings, please contact me directly to help you around the local area and find a home in the Bitterroot Valley that suits your specific needs and budget!

Phone: 406.240.6497
Fax: 406.777.2520
E-mail: [email protected]

The Missoula Marathon Offers a Great Vacation Experience

Have fun with the entire family as a Montana localThe Missoula Marathon happens in Montana!

If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting “Big Sky Country” and the place where they filmed “A River Runs Through It,” it’s the perfect time to schedule a vacation to Montana this summer.

Why?

The The Missoula Marathon happens the weekend of July 13th through the 15th, and it provides a unique experience for the entire family.

You see, members of Run Wild Missoula created the race to share the beauty of the local area. In fact, The Missoula Marathon was named the “Best Marathon in the U.S.” in 2010 by Runner’s Word Magazine readers and in 2017 by the BibRave 100. Run Wild Missoula also says that Runner’s World named it the Top Marathon For Back-Of-The-Packers (2017) and a Top 10 Bucket List Marathon (2018).

And as someone who is running the race for the first time, I’m discovering that it is much more than a run… it’s a big local event full of fun, food and excitement! Everyone in the community will come together to enjoy fun activities, entertainment and more.

What better way to truly experience Montana and its great people?

Why Visit Montana during the Missoula Marathon?

  • See the scenic, Montana countryside as you participate in the race;
  • Eat great food at the local restaurants and enjoy unique entertainment;
  • Take advantage of special hotel rates and travel discounts; and
  • Have fun with the entire family at the various activities and events!

Instead of just visiting the local area, now you can participate in a big, community event and “be a local” for a weekend. It’s a unique experience you can tell your friends and family about. And remember, you don’t need to be a runner to be part of the fun!

Want to learn more about the Missoula Marathon and the surrounding area?

You can check out all of the details for the Missoula Marathon here.

And if I can provide additional information about the local area and the properties available, please contact me here.

I’d love to share my insights on this great community and the Montana lifestyle with you!

Bitterroot Valley Real Estate Available at 732 Pallo Trail, Hamilton, MT 59840

Enjoy Western Montana living at its finest!

Western Montana LivingIf you’ve every wanted to enjoy Western Montana living in a luxury log home and own a piece of Bitterroot Valley real estate, there is a huge opportunity now available. The property at 732 Pallo Trail in Hamilton, Montana is now active at $1,895,000.

Located in the private community of the Stock Farm Golf and Sporting Club is the Louisiana Purchase. This is a meticulously maintained, custom-designed, Cabin featuring beautiful log accents throughout.

There are six, private en-suite bedrooms which are all appointed with inviting décor that compliment the rich, western Montana heritage. As you walk into the home, the great room welcomes you with a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling wood burning rock fireplace and massive log timbers.

With multiple entertainment and eating areas, you’ll love having friends and family over to enjoy the space. And when you want some peace and quiet, you can retire to the recessed library which overlooks the entire Bitterroot Valley and roomy, gourmet kitchen.

The Louisiana Purchase home is conveyed turnkey, Bitterroot Valley real estate and is ready for your arrival.

If interested, this offering may be acquired using a 1031 exchange as it has shown investment income over the past years. Transferred into a “condominium” structure, this property allows flexibility for multiple owners to partake in the acquisition of the residence.

This is the quintessential luxury log cabin of Western Montana living.

You can stay at home and relax or impress guests with your beautiful indoor and outdoor surroundings.

And if you want to go out, there are many activities available in the area for all ages such as: hiking, fly-fishing, wildlife watching, snow and water sports, and much more. Plus, you can shop at unique boutiques, eat great food at the local restaurants, and attend numerous events and activities throughout the year.

And most important, you can access the exclusive amenities of the private, gated residential community of The Stock Farm Golf and Sporting Club which overlooks the Bitterroot Valley.

These include: the Tom Fazio designed 18-hole golf course which was just named ” The Best Golf Course” in Montana by Golf Digest Magazine, a 16-acre equestrian center, shooting club, fitness center, pool complex, and 27,000 sq. ft. grand lodge style clubhouse.

Members can also attend special events with world renowned guest speakers, award winning vintners, summer kids’ camps, and professional golf clinics.

If you want to own a piece of Bitterroot Valley real estate and enjoy Montana living at its finest, the opportunity is now available.

For more information about this property, check out this video and contact me directly at 406-240-6497.

Western Montana Living for the Holidays

It’s the perfect time to look for Bitterroot Valley Real Estate

Western Montana Living and Bitterroot Valley real estate

Have you thought about checking out Western Montana Living for the holidays?

While people rush around shopping, wrapping gifts, attending parties, and more, it’s a great time to view Bitterroot Valley real estate and find some fantastic deals.

Why?

  • People are not thinking about looking at Bitterroot Valley real estate right now.

Let’s face it. Most people look for a home after the busy, holiday season is over. Many wait to start the New Year with a new home. Well, instead of waiting, you can start looking now and have to deal with less competition for the home you want.

  • The savings you make can far outweigh your lost time.

Yes, you are probably thinking, “What? Look for a home now with all of the holiday activities and errands I have to complete?!”

Well, it is a busy time, but if you set aside some time to look for your home now, you’ll be glad you did. Not only will there be less competition, but you’ll be able to find great deals on Bitterroot Valley real estate.

Specifically, there are many sellers who need to sell their house by year-end due to tax issues, financial situations, career moves in January, and more. This means, they will be more likely to negotiate in your favor and give you a good price.

  • The home-buying process can actually be less stressful than other times of the year.

Because there are less people looking for a home right now, the professionals you work with will have more time to focus on your needs. Plus, the entire process will go faster than usual. Your real estate agent, the seller, the mortgage broker, the inspectors, and more will want to finish the project before year-end so they can add it to the 2017 books, get their payments by year-end and more.

Western Montana Living for the Holidays and Buying Bitterroot Valley Real EstateWestern Montana Living

In addition to all of the benefits above, it’s a wonderful time to visit Montana. You can relax with a warm drink sitting by a cozy fireplace, meet friendly people everywhere you turn, enjoy the beautiful scenery, shop at unique boutiques for that perfect give, and take part in activities everyone in the family will enjoy.

Are you ready to check out what Western Montana living is all about and find Bitterroot Valley real estate that meets your needs?

Please contact me at 406-240-6497, and I’ll be happy to help you find what you are looking for this holiday season!