Optimizing small businesses with training, financial and marketing assistance, counseling and business resources.

Business Workshops


On April 24 -25th, the Montana Small Business Development Center Network will be hosting their 4th annual Invest in Success Conference in Butte. MT. This conference allows businesses the opportunity to hear dynamic talks from individuals including nationally-recognized speakers, Montana business experts, and SBDC business advisors.  Topics include small business exporting, change management, market research, visual merchandising, and other relevant hot topics in the world of small business. Our keynote speaker is Michael Shuman, an economist, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and one of the world’s leading experts on community economics. Michael currently works for At Cutting Edge Capital where he manages its economic development initiatives and most recently wrote a book called Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Move Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity.

Conference attendees will also have the chance to sign-up for a behind-the-scenes look at the SeaCast Investment Castings facility in Butte, taking place during the afternoon on the 24th.  Space is limited to 50, so attendees should register in advance to ensure a spot. Interested individuals are encouraged to register early to take advantage of the early bird registration discount. Early bird ($75.00) is March 1st, 2013 and then $125 afterwards. For more information, visit the conference registration website at www.regonline.com/investinsuccess.

Download the MTSBDC Invest in Success Flyer - Including Agenda


Profit Mastery  - Creating Value and Building Wealth

If you answer yes to any of the below questions Profit Mastery is for you.

  • How do I correctly compute my breakeven point, and the effects of margin, discounts, and volume on both profitability and cash flow?
  • If I hire a new employee, how much more do I have to see in sales in order to see a profit on that investment?
  • If I expand into the 1000 square feet next door, what additional revenue is required to cover my fixed costs?
  • How do my Balance Sheet and P&L interconnect to give me a true picture of the health of my business?
  • What real and permanent impact does decreasing my inventory or Accounts Receivable have on the amount of cash in my bank account?

Profit Mastery Course Syllabus



“Leverage Peer Experience for Next Level Success”