Here are several video interviews with entrepreneurs and how they're coping or pivoting as the pandemic changes business. Here firsthand what others are doing so you can make changes to your business.
The Blackstone LaunchPad sat down with Margit Baake of the Kalispell Chamber and Mark Losh of the Missoula Chamber to chat about building authentic business relationships during a pandemic.
Margit Baake and Mark Losh
Kalispell Chamber / Missoula Chamber
May 11, 2020
The Blackstone LaunchPad sat down with Ross Keogh and Liz Mellem of Parsons Behle, and Colin Boyle of Boyle Deveny Meyer to help explain the CARES Act & Families First Coronavirus Response Act to our small businesses.
Ross Keogh, Liz Mellem and Colin Boyle
Parsons Behle / Boyle Deveny Meyer
May 11, 2020
The Blackstone LaunchPad sat down with Aimee McQuilkin, owner of Bettys Divine to hear how she has had to adjust her business in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 29, 2020
The Blackstone LaunchPad sat down with Mike Braun, professor of College of Business and Scott Latham, Professor of Law at University of Massachusetts to hear how we might be re-entering the world after the pandemic of COVID-19 is resolved.
Mike Braun and Scott Latham
The University of Montana / University of Massachusetts
Apr 27, 2020
The Blackstone LaunchPad sat down with Charlie Beaton, the owner of Big Dipper Ice Cream, and Brian Flaig, respectful senior banker from First Security Bank to hear how they have had to adjust their business and maintain the relationship between bank and local business in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Charlie Beaton and Brian Flaig
Big Dipper Ice Cream / First Security Bank
Apr 24, 2020
The Blackstone LaunchPad sat down with Mike Braun, professor of College of Business and Sid Graef, successful entrepreneur to hear how they have had to adjust their business in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mike Braun and Sid Graef
The University of Monatna / The 80/20 Show
Apr 23, 2020
The Blackstone LaunchPad sat down with Patrick Claytor, owner of Big Sky Fulfillment to hear how he has had to adjust his business in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and what have been rapidly changed in shipping industry.
Big Sky Fulfillment
Apr 23, 2020
The Blackstone LaunchPad sat down with Molly Bradford, owner of Gatherboard and MissoulaEvents.net to hear how she has had to adjust her business in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gatherboard / MissoulaEvents.net
Apr 21, 2020
The Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Montana sat down with local dance studio owner, Kali Lindner of Oula Fitness, to see how she has adjusted her business to whether the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 14, 2020
The Blackstone LaunchPad sat down with Joe Burnich of Big West Marketing to hear how he's weathering the pandemic of COVID-19. Check out his tips on revamping your website now that everyone is shopping online!
Big West Marketing
Apr 10, 2020
The Blackstone LaunchPad at UM sat down with Paisley Taylor, owner and founder of Create Art Bar, to ask her how her business has had to adapt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See how you can still take part in online art classes!
Create Art Bar
Apr 8, 2020
The Blackstone LaunchPad at UM sat down with Tom Snyder, owner and founder of Five on Black, to ask him how his business has had to adapt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See how you can still get a delicious bowl from Five on Black!
Five on Black
Apr 8, 2020
Office Hours: New Unemployment Rules with Missoula Job Service
As Montana re-opens, the rules for benefit eligibility are changing for both individuals and businesses
Kellyann Deniger from the Missoula Job Service helps us parse through all relevant updates, including:
- New eligibility requirements
- Status of the $600 emergency benefit
- Impact on self-employed and small businesses
May 18, 2020
Pivoting during COVID-19: Re-evaluating your Market, with Joe Anderson from Reflex Protect
A conversation with Joe Anderson of protection technology start-up Reflex Protect about ways to rebuild your customer base and design changes to your business model to thrive in the coming phase of post-COVID economic recovery.
May 6, 2020
Pivoting during COVID-19: Strategy and Planning for Change
A Zoom conversation with Paddy Fleming of the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center about how your business can optimize its strategy and operations to adapt to the COVID-19 economic landscape.
Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
May 4, 2020
Pivoting 2 Government Contracting with Patty Cox
Introduction to Government Contracting: A conversation with Patty Cox of the Montana Procurement Technical Assistance Center about why securing government contracts might be a great opportunity for your business is the wake of COVID-19 and its impacts on our economy.
Montana Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Apr 30, 2020
Legal Office Hours 2 Self Employed
AMRII at UM sat down with Joel Henry from Worden Thane (Missoula, Montana) who fielded questions and offered his legal expertise to self employed individuals, sole proprietors, and independent contractors as they navigate obtaining emergency funds during the COVID-19 crisis.
Worden Thane (Missoula, Montana)
Apr 16, 2020
Leveraging Public Funds during Covid-19 Crisis
Q&A with Montana World Trade Center Director Brigitta Miranda-Freer
Montana World Trade Center
Apr 13, 2020