Tuesday, November 28, 2017

As the voice for our nation’s entrepreneurs, the U.S. Small Business Administration supports small businesses and business owners every day.  When our small businesses do well, our communities do, too. Therefore, as part of our annual tradition, I encourage you to join millions of Americans during the traditional start of the holiday shopping season and “shop small” on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25.  

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

When politicians – at state or federal levels — talk about cutting taxes and then start pondering how to “pay” for it, I lose all interest in the conversation. “Paying” for tax cuts renders the whole endeavor and even the conversation meaningless. Whatever such strategists are up to, one can be assured it has nothing to do with cutting taxes; they are simply scattering peas.

Friday, November 10, 2017


Billings-based Yellowstone Bank announced a sponsorship of Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit that provides business financing and consulting services that help “nearly bankable” small-business owners. Yellowstone Bank’s sponsorship will allow Montana & Idaho CDC to expand the technical assistance it provides to entrepreneurs and small-business owners in accounting, marketing and other areas of business management.


Wednesday, November 08, 2017

by Evelyn Pyburn

As much as everything changes, yet it remains the same.

There’s some kind of saying about that.

What it really speaks to, one has to suspect, is the re-discovery of the same truths, generation after generation. The past seems to be quickly forgotten and we fail so miserably at teaching history that each new generation comes to believe it is special in its ability to discover realities that no one else seems to have even noticed.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

by Evelyn Pyburn
So, do you know what the word “pusillanimity” means?
It was a word used frequently in an on-line conversation I recently came across involving people from around the world regarding Americans and the issue of gun control.
The perspectives were interesting, but rather sadly, the conclusion of most of those involved was that eventually American “pusillanimity,” would result with Americans giving up their guns.