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: Lessons Learned In Season Two

This week's episode of Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs is a little bit different. It's the last show of Season Two, so it seems fitting to reflect on the past 21 shows, and to touch on the experiences shared and lessons learned. You'll hear the "method to the madness" behind the interviews, and what piece of the puzzle each guest added as we shared lessons from experts who are succeeding as entrepreneurs.

Can Do: How Pat LaPointe Helps Montana's Early-Stage Tech Companies Grow

Today on Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs , angel funder Pat LaPointe drills into the details of accelerating the growth of early-stage tech companies in Montana, and why it matters.

Can Do: How Pat LaPointe Helps Montana's Early-Stage Tech Companies Grow

Can Do: How Erica von Kleist Helps Musicians Think Like Entrepreneurs

"Creating employment for musicians is one of my passions," says Erica von Kleist . In 2013, this New York City jazz player, arranger, composer, bandleader and teacher made a life-changing move to Whitefish, Montana. With a bang, Erica began creating opportunities for fellow musicians and music teachers, demonstrating first-hand how an artist can think like an entrepreneur. On this week's Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs , von Kleist lays out her vision for a "biodome" of

Can Do: Design By – And For – Women

The very day Mallory Ottariano graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in architecture and design, she bought a $100 sewing machine on eBay and started running an Etsy shop in the corner of her parents' basement. Seven years later, Ottariano's design skills have fashioned Kind Apparel , a Missoula, Montana-based high-tech women's adventure clothing line. Her colorful Lycra and fleece garments – made in the U.S. mostly out of recycled plastic bottles – have created

Can Do: The Hacker's Life

The CEO of Missoula, Montana's LMG Security spends her work days finding ways to break into companies, then writing reports about what she finds. Meet author, lecturer and "security badass," Sherri Davidoff . Influenced by the tradition of white-hat hacking at her alma mater, MIT, Davidoff is known as 'Alien' in the cyber-sleuthing world. After outing herself last year as Alien, she became the subject of a new book called Breaking and Entering , which profiles her adventures in the world of data

Can Do: Seizing An Adventurous Life

Brian Morgan has a superpower: he's figured out how to turn his wanderlust into a thriving business. In 1999 he created Adventure Life , a Missoula, Montana-based travel business offering clients personalized tours around the globe. Morgan defines adventure travel as "Going somewhere that's going to put you out of your comfort zone a little bit, and something that's really going to introduce you to cultures and environments that you're not familiar — that's the core part of adventure."

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

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

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

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.

Can Do: Opening A Worldwide Audience For Montana Businesses

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

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