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.

Most Recent Episodes

Can Do: Global Quote-To-Cash Management – From Montana

Just seven years ago, the Missoula, Montana business-technology consulting wing of Advanced Technology Group (ATG) consisted of two people in a basement. Today, ATG employs more than 130 people in its quote-to-cash billing solutions center. What is "quote to cash?" It's the process of fine-tuning a customer's interaction with a company from start to finish - or the "full lifecycle of managing a customer, through buying something from your company," explains Claude Sammoury , ATG's vice president

Can Do: Making A Product Good Enough For Your Dog

Spencer Williams , founder of West Paw , was just 23 years old when he began manufacturing pet toys in Bozeman, Montana. The newly-minted entrepreneur reveled in the chance to try out new, untested strategies, which in turn fueled his entrepreneurial drive. "That's what gets me excited about business," Williams says. In the 22 years since, Williams has stuck by another founding motivation for getting into business: positively impacting his community by hiring employees locally and making a

Can Do: Rebranding A Company In the Fintech Market

When Zoot Enterprises hired Eric Hathaway three years ago, it didn't realize that in order to grow, the financial services technology provider would need to refresh its entire brand. But Hathaway thrives on change. "I love to help businesses move to the next level – it drives me," says Hathaway, Zoot's vice president of marketing. Hathaway, who has a global business leadership resume including Credit Suisse, Standard & Poor's, Microsoft and T-Mobile, helped Zoot reposition itself in the

Can Do: Adventure-Seeking CEO Helps People Aquire Alternative Loans

"Captain Dave" is a licensed river guide and environmental scientist who's sailed across the Atlantic and picked bananas on a kibbutz in Israel. But his alter ego, Dave Glaser , is the president and CEO of MoFi , a Missoula-headquartered non-bank lender that has provided more than $500 million to entrepreneurs and organizations across the Northern Rockies region.

Can Do: Ignition Partners, Helping Entrepreneurs Thrive

"You can take on new assignments in areas you don't really know, and if you recruit the right people, set the right goals and everybody works very, very hard, you can accomplish amazing things." That's John Connors, the managing partner at Ignition Partner s, a business software venture capital firm focused on helping entrepreneurs thrive. Listen to this episode of "Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs" to learn about how Connors went from growing up in small-town Miles City to

Can Do: KOA, The Future Of Camping

On this week's episode of Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs , Host Arnie Sherman talks with Kampgrounds of America President Toby O'Rourke , the first woman president in the company's 56-year history. Billings, Montana based KOA started in 1962 when the sight of travelers heading west on Highway 10 towards the Seattle World's Fair sparked the imagination of a group of Montana business people. Instead of overnight by the side of the road, they decided to create a campground where

Can Do: Storytelling Your Way to Success

On this week's episode of "Can Do," Jennifer Sheets, a writer and English professor at the University of Montana, talks about her success in winning the 2018 John Ruffato Business Startup Challenge, along with $22,000 in start-up funding. Sheets entered the competition with no business background or training. But her idea to create StorySquares won over the contest judges. It's a web-based writing platform for individuals, schools, and businesses that would let users complete a writing task from

Can Do: Turning A Touring Theater Into A Worldwide Enterprise

"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.

Can Do: Why Montana Is An Incubator For Fast-Growing Tech Companies

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.

Can Do: VidCon CEO Jim Louderback Explains The Creator Economy

"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 that was founded and is headquartered in Missoula Montana.

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