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

From Montana Public Radio

"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: Building A Brazilian Restaurant Chain In Montana

"When you're starting a business, and when you're fleshing out the ideas, you can not be afraid to admit to yourself that what you're doing is not good," says Tom Snyder, creator and owner of Five On Black, a fast casual, health-oriented Brazilian-style restaurant that has locations in Montana and Colorado. Today on "Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs," host Arnie Sherman talks with Tom, not yet 30 years old, about his business success and his plans for the future.

Can Do: Breaking Into The Burgeoning Drone Industry From Bozeman

"If you act, you'll either fail and learn, or you'll succeed. Either one is productive and useful. If you don't act, nothing happens." That's Shane Beams, the owner and chief engineer of Vision Aerial , a Montana company focused on designing and producing a new generation of affordable, commercial unmanned drones. On this episode of Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs, Shane describes the trajectory of his business, and the trends and issues in the burgeoning drone industry.

Can Do: James Scott Jr. And Banking As A Family Business

The Scott family continues to run the publicly traded, 120 office, six state, $12 billion First Interstate Bank system out of Billings, Montana as if it was still a small town bank. On this episode of "Can Do," James Scott, Jr., grandson of First Interstate Bank founder Homer Scott and son of chairman James Scott, Sr., talks about the history of the bank, as well as who and what the bank finances and invests in, and how you can succeed in today's competitive landscape.

Can Do: How Nick Checota Reshaped Missoula's Entertainment Landscape

"It's not about glamour. It's not about being seen at the front door. It's not about hanging out with artists in the backroom. It's not about partying with customers. It's about being very transactional and very focused on your business. It's all business first" That's Nick Checota, the owner and entertainment buyer for Logjam Presents and the manager, promoter and owner of Missoula's The Wilma Theater , Top Hat Lounge and the KettleHouse Amphitheater . Checota shares lessons he's learned

Can Do: How One Montanan Built A Business From Passion And Romance

Danica Winters: archaeologist; award-winning writer; author of many published books and short stories; marketing and social media guru; founder of a digital publishing services company; sought-after speaker; wife; mother of two. If you think Danica sounds like a superwoman or the heroine of a Harlequin romance novel, you're right. Almost. Winters is a Montanan and writer for Harlequin. She's a partner at Self Publishing Services , a company with 30 contract employees, and she runs her self

Can Do: How Edible Crickets Fuel This Montana Business

"It was during the time of the bug buffet at MSU. I was seeing all these people there having fun trying these insects, they were eating them. So went home and I said, 'James, I want to start a cricket farm,'" says Kathy Rolin. Kathy and her husband James founded Cowboy Cricket Farms . Kathy and James Rolin join host Arnie Sherman to share lessons learned while building their edible cricket business in Belgrade, Montana, in this episode of "Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs."

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