Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs "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.
Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs

Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs

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"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.

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Can Do: Building The Kind Of Business You Want To Work At

Warm Springs Productions was founded in 2008. Today they have over 130 full-time employees producing 34 shows appearing on History Channel, 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

Can Do: Go From 'Wantpreneur' To Entrepreneur With Michael Braun

On this Episode of Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs Michael Braun, professor of Management and Marketing at the University of Montana, and Arnie discuss the contemporary business climate and what young entrepreneurs need to know when starting a company in a technology fueled industry.

Can Do: Sweet Peaks, From Hobby To Successful Business

On this episode of "Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs:" Sweet Peaks Ice Cream co-founder Marissa Keenan explains how she and her husband Sam transformed an after-work hobby into a successful business.

Can Do: Giving Montana Artists An Opportunity To Grow

Paige Williams, founder and CEO of Audience Awards , launched her business by googling "how to start a tech business" five years ago. With three degrees, one in philosophy and two in the arts, she launched a company specializing in connecting aspiring filmmakers with sponsors, festivals and media outlets. "At the end of the day what we are really doing is we are democratizing entertainment, we are giving everyone a chance to get discovered and we are letting the global audience say: 'This is

'Can Do:' How Amazon.com Is Changing The Business Playbook

In the rapidly changing world of retail sales, Amazon.com and other online marketplaces are drastically reshaping the shopping world. Businesses are struggling to understand and adapt to this fastest growing segment of e-commerce. Today on "Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs" you'll hear from Peter Kearns, head of Client Solutions for 180Commerce . Peter is a former Amazon Marketplace leader who shares his experience working with hundreds of sellers generating $300 million and

Can Do: The Benefits Of Running A Montana-Based Business

"We just showed up every day for two to three hours when no one was asking us and we pushed the ball forward a little bit and I think that's the difference. It's not about getting rich, it's about enjoying doing hard, weird things potentially for years and years." That's Michael FitzGerald, the co-founder and CEO of Submittable.com , a software management company based out of Missoula, Montana. Since Michael and his colleagues launched the company in 2010, it has provided an organized, online

Can Do: From Missoula Startup To International Manufacturer

"Challenges can be construed as opportunities. Challenges can also be construed as obstacles. The one thing that I learned when we first started this company was that everything was an opportunity, and every opportunity we needed to chase." That's Larry Kolb, the co-founder and U.S. president of TSI Health Sciences , a manufacturer of functional health care products sold in over 35 countries across the world. Larry shares how he co-founded and grew a multifaceted-international business from

Can Do: Montana Entrepreneurs Stick Together

"One of the really great things about Montana entrepreneurs is, because it is a small community, there is this feeling of, 'We are all in it together.' So, I've found that in Montana it's more accepted to say stuff like, 'I totally screwed that up' or, 'God I hope my business makes it.' Having the ability to talk like that and be so transparent is really powerful," says Stefanie Sample , a Montana entrepreneur and neuroscience-based leadership coach, and this week's guest on "Can Do."

Can Do: Missoula Company Uses Nature to Solve Business Problems Worldwide

"I think focus is such a fundamental key for any startup, because so much opportunity comes along that you've got to know where you're going" says Nicole Hagerman Miller, the managing director of Biomimicry 3.8. The Missoula-based company, which grew out of Janine Benyus' 1997 award-winning book, "Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature," creates strategies for business based on functions found in nature. On this episode of "Can Do," Nicole talks about the the lessons she has learned while

Can Do: Missoula Company Uses Nature to Solve Business Problems Worldwide

Can Do: Missoula Company Wins With Designer Compression Socks

"I feel that the community here ... not only Missoula, but the state of Montana, has been overwhelming, and I don't know if we would've been this successful if we had launched anywhere else," says Michelle Huie, founder and CEO of Vim&Vigr , a company based out of Missoula, Montana that makes and sells fashionable compression legwear for men and women. Today on "Can Do," host Arnie Sherman talks with Huie about how she grew her business exponentially in just four short years, and what she's

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