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Have You Heard: Spicy Pickle reopens in Billings

Have You Heard: Spicy Pickle reopens in Billings

For the second time in a month, a pickle-themed sandwich shop has returned to Billings.

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Have You Heard: Company says new dollar stores make sense in Montana

The struggling Family Dollar company is making a big expansion into Montana, and locals are excited about the new retail option, particularly in remote areas.

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Have You Heard: E-cig sellers popping up in Billings

E-cigarette retailers have boosted their presence in Billings, even as a cloud of stricter federal regulation hangs over the $2 billion industry.

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Have you heard: Social media marketer hopes to beef up Montana brands

To Brandon Peressini, Montana’s old-school business culture is the perfect place to grow his modern tech firm.

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Have You Heard: Second Time Clothiers to close

Have You Heard: Second Time Clothiers to close

Rita Booke has followed her passion for fashion for 11 years at Second Time Clothiers.

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Pickle Barrel under construction on West End

One of Billings’ fastest-growing neighborhoods will soon have a new restaurant with a familiar name.

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Have you heard?: A business reporter comes home

Have you heard?: A business reporter comes home

Growing up, Billings was never the Magic City to me.

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Have You Heard: A fond farewell

Have You Heard: A fond farewell

Bill Moyers described journalism as “the conversation of democracy.”

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Have You Heard: Local guide named tops by Outside Magazine

Have You Heard: Local guide named tops by Outside Magazine

Outside Magazine has named Billings tour expert Kasey Austin as one of the world’s top guides.

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Have you heard?: New goldsmith running downtown store, with her dad's help

Sarah Breitenstein, a Billings native and one of the few female goldsmiths, has purchased Emerson Jewelry at 2913 Third Ave. N.

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Big Sky Economic Development: SBA 504 program is a win-win for business finance

Big Sky Economic Development: SBA 504 program is a win-win for business finance

Big Sky Economic Development works with many businesses in Billings and the surrounding area utilizing a number of different tools. One of the more important and frequently used tools is the SBA 504 Loan program, or, as it is now called, the Real Estate Advantage Loan (REAL 504).  Big Sky Economic Development is licensed by the Small Business Administration as a Certified Development Company in order to administer this loan program to small businesses throughout the entire state of Montana.  Don’t get lost in all the names here, one only needs to remember SBA 504 Loans.

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Strategies for Success: For many business owners, leasing makes more sense

A new client who was in the restaurant business decided to run a food truck after his restaurant closed due to road construction.

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Better Business: Nigerian scam artists finding new ways to trick retailers

For retail businesses, the relationship formed with other businesses, organizations and schools can be beneficial. Purchases may only occur one or two times per year, but they are usually large orders to fulfill the needs of multiple employees. If you are in retail, then you know that cultivating business and organization accounts is crucial to retaining that business. You may have special discounts in place just for these types of customers who purchase in bulk. You have most likely informed your staff that your relationship with certain accounts, such as schools, is important to your company’s success. Knowing this, employees are prepared to accommodate.

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Your Finances: Yes, Social Security benefits can be subject to taxation

Q: I am 68 years old and just recently retired from my company after 33 years. My wife and I applied for Social Security benefits. I was shocked to find out that my Social Security may be taxable. Is that true? Can my Social Security benefits be taxed for income tax purposes? John — Billings

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Travel and Leisure: Women face special issues when traveling

Now more than ever, women are striking out and traveling by themselves both for business and pleasure. And, although their reasons for traveling are similar to their male counterparts, women traveling alone have very different needs and concerns. From safety issues to cultural variations, women travelers encounter a variety of difficulties that can be avoided if the necessary precautions are taken. While it pays for both men and women to be educated travelers, it is especially imperative for women to plan every step of their trip — from packing a suitcase to choosing a hotel room. Learning what to expect is the first step in preparing yourself for anything that could go wrong.

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From the Editor: Maybe you didn't think about this Montana industry as an export

One of the most important Made in Montana exports doesn’t involve loading commodities on trains, jumbo jets or pipelines. In fact, this product is consumed without ever leaving the state.

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North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

WILLISTON, N.D. — Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said.

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Company finds natural gas in southeastern N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — A company exploring for natural gas outside of western North Dakota's oil patch says it has found the resource but is far from determining whether it would be economical to start production.

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Montana Revenue Department auctioning off unclaimed items

Unclaimed jewelry, rare coins, trinkets and other collectibles across Montana will soon be up for grabs to the highest bidder.

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