It is with distinct pleasure that I can announce that I will be a panelist speaker for a Break out session on Succession Planning, at the Innovate Montana Symposium on July 13th and 14th.  I will also, with many of my fellow Montana Ambassadors  be part of the Solution Lounges; a place for individuals to seek one on one conversations with “subject experts who will offer the latest in tools and financing to support business growth and foster Montana’s entrepreneurial environment” (Innovate Montana Symposium).

I am thrilled to be part of this unique symposium and encourage everyone across Montana and those interested in “Choosing Montana” to become involved.  This will be a fantastic way to make new connections, learn business skills, and overall have a wonderful time in downtown Billings.   It is a venue for our vast State to interconnect with resources, potential partners and investors, learn from some of our State’s Leading businesses, and build lasting relationships with like minded individuals.

Innovate Montana Symposium, is lead by my friends and colleagues in the Montana Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).  To learn more about Innovate Montana visit their website at and register today for the Symposium.  You will not regret it!

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And, while you are exploring the Innovate Montana website, take a moment and connect to one of the best resources for business development in the State of Montana; Montana Business Navigator.  This is an excellent resource for any person who is considering starting a business or already in business.  As an entrepreneur, it can be challenging to figure out all the ends and outs of the starting a  business but again, thanks to our friends at the Montana GOED office, this challenge has become a whole lot easier to navigate.

Learning about all the resources available in your community, region, and state can make an incredible difference in the success of your business or community project.  At Rural Economic Designs, part of our role is to promote and provide connections to our clients.  It is pretty amazing how a little bit of networking can make such a HUGE impact on your future.