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Can Do: Helping Take Start-Ups To The Next Level

Feb 8, 2019
Will Price, founder of Next Frontier Capital in Bozeman, Montana.
Next Frontier Capital

Will Price’s motivation for founding Bozeman, Montana-based Next Frontier Capital in 2015 is deep-seated: he’s a member of an extended Montana family, and like many, work early in his career sent him far away from the state. By giving tech start-ups the capital they need to stay and create jobs for the next generation of Montanans, Price’s goal is nothing short of a reversal of the Treasure State’s historic brain-drain.

Can Do: The Sweet Life

Jan 25, 2019
Robin Béquet is the owner of Béquet Confections.
Janie Osborne

Robin Béquet’s goal: “To make the best caramel anyone’s ever had. Period.” After 17 years and five recipe upgrades, she just might have achieved her goal.

Béquet Confections, manufactured in Bozeman, Montana, has won a clutch of national awards. You can find their chewy, chocolate, chipotle or Celtic sea salt caramels on the shelves of over 1,000 gourmet stores.

Can Do: The Fickle Business Of Sushi

Jan 11, 2019
Drake Doepke.
Drake Doepke.

In 2009 Drake Doepke was living in Kauai as a self-described “beach bum” when he decided to move back to Montana and open a sushi restaurant. Nine years later and without any prior business experience, Doepke owns three successful Asian restaurants in Montana.

Learn from Doepke about the "trails by fire" of starting a business from scratch, on this episode of "Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Entrepreneurs" with Arnie Sherman.

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A new regional Chamber of Commerce has formed in Eastern Montana just days before the 66th session of the Montana Legislature convenes.

Montana World Trade Center Executive Director Brigitta Miranda-Frer pauses for a selfie at Accelerate Montana launch event in January 2017.
Courtesy Montana World Trade Center

Many Montana entrepreneurs looking to enter into the global market turn to Brigitta Miranda-Freer, executive director of the Montana World Trade Center. The MWTC is located on the University of Montana campus in Missoula, and offers an array of services to assist businesses in taking their products into the world. 

Learn how Montana businesses can successfully operate on an international scale. Brigitta Miranda-Freer shares advice from her 20-year career in economic development and international trade and commerce, right now on "Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs."

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