The Montana Department of Transportation, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program along with Prospera Business Network, the Montana Women’s Business Center invite new, emerging and existing business owners to attend the Annual Small Business Summit in Helena, at the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel on Feb. 7. This free three-day event offers a variety of pertinent trainings and resources for small businesses, including motivational speakers, certifications, as well as trainings for human resources, QuickBooks, marketing, branding, workforce training, understanding your financials, understanding how the government can help your business, cyber security and more. Meals are also provided. For a full agenda visit https:// www. facebook. com/ events/ 1312109158934741/
The MATE show, February 15-17, highlights agriculture products just in time for the upcoming Spring season. Since 1976 the MATE (Montana Agri-Trade Exposition), invites agricultural businesses to MetraPark for a three-day trade show. It is the largest Ag trade show in the region. The MATE show focuses on agriculture, but it also features the Home & Health show. Tickets are free and can be found at First Interstate Bank locations in Billings and Hardin. Tickets can also be picked up from vendors, and the NILE office, or printed off the MATE website. Without a ticket, entrance is $7.
Montana State University will host a two-day personal trainer workshop and certification Feb. 24-25, 2018, at the Hosaeus Fitness Center. MSU is co-sponsoring the workshop with the nonprofit National Exercise Trainers Association. NETA’s trainer will cover exercise science review, communication skills, exercise programming, health assessments and more. The workshop will include demonstrations and practical application of one-on-one training.
Building-industry coach and educator, The Aspire Institute, is presenting a one-day advanced business practices workshop for professional remodelers and residential general contractors on Feb. 20 in Bozeman at the Hilton Garden Inn. STOP THE MADNESS!! Where Profit Really Comes From” is the only workshop of its kind, helping professional builders shape their business models to maximize profits without raising prices or increasing revenue and without cutting expenses. The event is sponsored by Aspire Institute. To learn more visit www.AspireWorkshop.com or call The Aspire Institute at 888-252-8998.