Seminar Series

Learn from local experts in Montana West’s Seminar Series for businesses. Whether you are an entrepreneur in the start-up phase, you’re looking to grow your existing operations, or you’re considering selling the business you’ve spent a lifetime building, we have the resources and information you need.

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Increase the Value of your Business – Now is the time!

Thursday, December 1, 1 – 2 p.m.
Presented in partnership with Shawn Miller, Murphy Business Sales
Location: 44 2nd Ave W, Kalispell, MT 59901
As the baby boom population continues to divest of assets (including businesses) business owners who make their business sale ready will have a much higher chance to sell their business and at a higher price. Business owners who do nothing to ready their business may find it difficult to get any price.

We sell businesses and will share how to:
Increase your business value
Understand the Buyer and Lender perspective
Be prepared for the current lending environment

Attendees with leave with a checklist they can immediately implement to create a higher value in their business. With over 14 years of experience in selling Montana businesses, Murphy Business offers a confidential sales option with a proven, controlled process for success.

This event is free. RSVP below.

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Land More Conversations with Your Ideal Prospects

Thursday, September 15, 1 – 2 p.m.
Presented in partnership with Endpoint Utility Corp.
Location: 44 2nd Ave W, Kalispell, MT 59901
Business growth via relationship building is taking place online more than ever creating a much more competitive landscape.

Join us to learn from industry experts, how to tackle the hardest part of revenue growth – creating awareness that eventually turns familiarity into relationships with your ideal prospects.


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Contracting with the National Park Service

Tuesday, February 22, 10 – 11 a.m.
Join your local Kalispell PTAC for a virtual industry session with the National Park Service and learn more about how to do business with this federal agency. Topics covered include:
-Overview of the NPS: Agency purpose and mission
-How does the NPS purchase goods and services?
-What types of goods and services does the NPS typically purchase?
-Forecast of opportunities specifically in the Flathead Valley
-How to find opportunities over the $25k threshold and under
-What vendors need to do in order to conduct business with the NPS

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Business Perpetuation Planning

Thursday, April 21, 1 – 2 p.m.
Presented in partnership with Shaun McChesney, a Certified Exit Planner from PayneWest Insurance
Location: 44 2nd Ave W, Kalispell, MT 59901
You’ve spent a lifetime building your business, but do you have a plan for retirement or what would happen if you were no longer in the picture? With proper planning, your business will carry on as intended. Just as it is important to cover your buildings, your vehicles and your employees—it is important to protect the assets you have worked so hard to build. Join us for a seminar with Shaun McChesney, Certified Exit Planning Advisor from PayneWest Insurance and create a plan for how your organization will operate when you retire, or are no longer there to disability or death, and learn which legal and financial agreements you should have in place to manage the risk.

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Cyber Security

Tuesday, May 17, 1 – 2 p.m.
Presented in partnership with Mac Kirk from PayneWest Insurance and Shawn Weisz from Weisz Consulting
Location: 44 2nd Ave W, Kalispell, MT 59901
Cyber security and data privacy are not just issues facing large corporations and government institutions. Even small businesses are vulnerable to a variety of threats from malicious attacks to inadvertent disclosure of information. However, there are some basic steps businesses can take to secure their organization, particularly with customer data and financial information. Please join us for a seminar to learn more about types of cyber events and how they occur, methods to examine potential risks and some simple solutions every business should take

5 Keys to IT Security

Tuesday, October 25, Noon – 1 p.m.
Presented in partnership with Endpoint Utility Corp.
Location: 44 2nd Ave W, Kalispell, MT 59901
Join Endpoint as we take you through the steps to enhance your data and IT security. We understand that IT security is a complex topic. Let us help you identify where to start so you can begin protecting your sensitive data and information.

Endpoint will also donate $25 to Code Girls United for every attendee so please join us for education and a great cause.

Learn about the importance of cyber security for today’s business
Understand the steps you can take to protect your business now
Open Q&A with industry experts in the field of technology and IT security

12:00 – Doors Open and Introduction From Code Girls United
12:10 – 5 Steps You Can Take Today to Start a Good Security Strategy
12:50 – Q&A with Endpoint Utility IT Security Experts

Join us at the MWED Offices and take the mystery and overwhelming complexity out of IT security for your business and support a great cause at the same time.


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