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Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs

  • Hosted by Arnie Sherman

"Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs" is a podcast all about why Montana leads the nation in entrepreneurship and business startups. Host Arnie Sherman picks the brains of successful Montana entrepreneurs and shares their lessons with you. From cricket farms to romance novels, "Can Do" shares the secrets to business success in Montana. Tune in for lessons every other Friday at mtpr.org or wherever you get your podcasts.

Host Arnie Sherman is a featured media contributor. His guest editorial articles appear in newspapers across the nation and in China, Russia and Europe. Continuing to balance work with creativity, his life portfolio includes written poetry, song writing, appearances in community theater, TV commercials and a published article in the Journal of Psychology. A frequent lecturer and speaker on three continents, Sherman offers a dynamic and authentic voices on current events and daily life.

The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years from Montana to Japan.
Missoula Children's Theater

“You may live in a city and have access to all kinds of arts. But I tell you what, for a lot of the country, they have to go to the city to have that access, or they go without, and I want to bridge that gap.”

That’s Michael McGill, executive director of the Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT). Today on "Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs," Michael and host Arnie Sherman discuss how MCT grew into one of the largest theatrical touring companies in the world over the past 38 years.

Today on "Can Do," Christina Henderson, executive director of the Montana High Tech Business Alliance, explains what entices so many new companies to start up or relocate to Montana, and how the Alliance plans on continuing to help start-ups and established businesses alike.

“Everybody is a creator. The power of the internet allows people to be a creator and to find an audience. For the ones who put the time in and the effort and are talented — they can build a life.”
 
That’s Jim Louderback, talking about how the internet has reshaped the creative online economy. Louderback is the CEO of VidCon, an online video conference company founded and headquartered in Missoula, Montana.

Dr. Vadim Levitin describes himself as a, “technology geek and business leader.” Levitin co-founded the E-Commerce Institute, and for nearly two decades worked around the world helping countries and companies improve their technology, education and business infrastructures He’s done the same with the United Nations as a Chief Technical Advisor.

Dr. Levitin joins us for this episode of “Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Entrepreneurs,” to wade into the mysterious waters of cyber currency and blockchain technology with host Arnie Sherman.

Warm Springs Productions was founded in 2008. Ten years later, they employ more than 130 people who produce 34 shows appearing on The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, HGTV, and more. 

President and co-founder of the company Chris Richardson joins us to explain how he helped build the kind of company that he wanted to work at. Tune in now to learn about the positive side of making mistakes while starting up a company; how integral a curious staff can be to helping a business grow; and the opportunities that self-financing your startup can provide.

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