Posted on April 20th, 2016
Are Bozeman and other small Montana cities good launchpads for starting a new business?
Using 15 key metrics, WalletHub has ranked Holland, Michigan as its 2016 Best Small City to start a new business. The list includes U.S. cities with populations ranging from 25,000 to 100,000 residents.
“City size matters when choosing a launching pad for a startup. And as many veteran entrepreneurs — and failed startups — understand well, bigger is not always better. Depending on an entrepreneur’s type of business and personal preferences, a city with a smaller population can be a better option.”
On the list are 4 Montana cities; Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena and Missoula. Just missing the population cutoff is Kalispell with around 20,000 residents.
Posted on April 19th, 2016
Help Us Support Gemma Greer and Family!
SATURDAY | MAY 21 | 11-4 P.M.
Knights of Columbus Hall
2201 Chestnut St, Helena, MT 59601
$5 per person/$20 per family
On December 28th, 2015, three year old Gemma was diagnosed with Nephroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. Gemma and her parents were immediately sent to Salt Lake City. On January 4th, 2016, Gemma underwent surety to remove the tumor and her left kidney. Shortly after the surgery, Gemma began radiation therapy and a 7 month chemotherapy regimen. In order to facilitate her treatments, her month Ruby has taken a leave of absence from her job.
Posted on April 15th, 2016
Are you a procrastinator? I know that I put off projects from time-to-time. Deadlines are a great way to step up your game and ensure that your tendencies to avoid doing work doesn’t create a negative effect on your personal or professional life.
Posted on April 14th, 2016
Getting your name in front of prospective clients can be hard for any business but is especially difficult for new or small enterprises. Using sponsorship as a part of your marketing plan will not only give you great bang-for-your-buck adverting but will also establish you as a business that cares about the community you are a part of. Here are a few great tips on how to find the right sponsorship opportunities and maximizing their potential.
Sponsor the Right Events
Once you have established your business as a potential sponsor be prepared for the flood of requests. Asking a few questions of the potential events can provide an easy way to help determine if the event is right for your company.
Posted on March 30th, 2016
Are you a great leader? Kevin O’Leary, of ABC’s Shark Tank fame and co-founder of O’Leary Funds, discusses the 2 things he believes make a great leader.
Posted on March 29th, 2016
Responsive Attorney Web Design Project
Nash, Zimmer & Weaver, PLLC is a Bozeman Montana law firm with deep roots in the Gallatin Valley. When Donald A. Nash began practicing law Bozeman was little more than a growing farm and ranch community. With just over 8,000 residents, it was a far cry from the Bozeman we know today. Senior partner, David Weaver, came to us looking for a website that would attract new clients and provide contact information to business referrals.
We worked with David to create a responsive website that is simple to navigate and provides potential clients and referrals easy to find contact information. Utilizing a dark blue, white, and grey color scheme evokes a sense of security and trust essential to an established law firm. Along with the site, we helped Nash, Zimmer & Weaver with a new logo for the site. While your browsing, check out the different pictures of David taken throughout Montana. They really help set the tone for the type of practice he runs!
Posted on March 29th, 2016
Do you lead your staff or manage them? Being a leader is not always easy and does not come naturally for most. We are taught by our parents, the media, and our teachers to tell rather than sell.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
Like everything worth having, learning to lead rather than manage takes practice and hard work. Will you slip? Definitely! But taking time to work on this soft skill will not only improve your work relationships but also help with employee retention and growth.
Posted on March 3rd, 2016
Here’s how most small businesses pick the music for their store:
- Turn on the radio
- Flip to favorite channel
- Move on
Have you ever taken a step back and thought, “How does music affect my sales?” Like all other aspects of your store, what you choose to play on the radio can make a big difference in not only how many items a customer might buy but also how much they will pay. Research has shown that music has a physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral effect on people — causing consumers to shop longer and buy more.
Posted on February 17th, 2016
Did you miss the memo? It’s been almost a year since Google implemented its algorithm that punishes websites that aren’t mobile friendly. On April 21, 2015 Google announced that websites lacking mobile friendly designs would see decreased search engine rankings in mobile search engine results.
That said, I want to share with you 3 reasons to stop asking yourself, “Do I need a mobile friendly website?”
1. Your Customers Are on Their Phones & Tablets
Newsflash! Smartphone and tablet usage is through the roof and your losing customers if you aren’t providing them with an easy to use, mobile friendly website.
Posted on December 22nd, 2015
Christmas is less than a week away and what better way to prepare for the holidays and new year than to reflect on yourself and your family. tzo creative wishes you a “Merry Christmas” with this list of 4 powerful TEDTalks to kick off 2016.
1. Ron Gutman TEDTalks: The hidden power of smiling
Do you want to be a Christmas superhero? Smile more! HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman explores multiple studies of how smiling can change your life. Grin your way into 2016 after watching this short video.