Small Business Administration
Yellowstone County accounted for $40.7 million in lending from the Small Business Administration during the 2014 fiscal year. That total of 94 loans represents 38 percent of all loan volume for fiscal year 2014, according to figures released recently by the SBA.
Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank.
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 Ec…
New federal health insurance laws won’t be the job killers that critics fear, a U.S. Small Business Administration official said Thursday in Billings.
Two Billings business owners received recognition in the Small Business Administration’s 2014 Small Business Week Awards announced Tuesday.
Small Business Saturday is really a misnomer.
Initial numbers from the Consumer Insight Survey by the National Federation of Independent Business show last weekend’s Small Business Saturday improving on its prior year’s totals, but is the jump enough to give Main Street shops what they really need: Customers walking in the door every day.
Nine years ago the Outside Magazine Buyer’s Guide selected a bag by Billings-based Red Oxx Manufacturing as part of its Gear of the Year. Such widespread exposure for Red Oxx’s PR5 Safari Beanos bag helped spark interest from buyers scattered all across the globe.
Construction season is in full swing in Billings, and new commercial growth seems to be outpacing last year. According to the City of Billings’ Building Division, the department, in the first half of 2013 approved 35 commercial building permits totaling $70,464,327 — way up in value from the…
Bozeman auto dealer Joe Billion has been named the Montana Small Business Person of the year as part of the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Week awards.
Chuck Archambault was reluctant to sign up for last year’s e200 class, put on by the Small Business Administration in Helena.
Harold L. Buck Elk, owner of Fort Peck Tech Services, Inc., of Poplar, was selected as the Small Business Administration's Region VIII Minority Small Business Person of the Year Award winner. The company is Native American owned and has demonstrated its ability to overcome extreme economic a…
The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration says low-interest loans will be offered to qualifying residents and business owners affected by the Dahl fire near Roundup.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Small, nonfarm businesses in 10 Wyoming counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration.
Every taxpayer in Yellowstone County is an investor in Big Sky Economic Development.
40 Under 40: Rebecca Hedegaard, director, Small Business Development Center, Big Sky Economic Development
When clients ask Rebecca Hedegaard for help starting a business, they usually have something in mind, like a restaurant, a house cleaning service, a day care or a specialty retail store.
Every so often, most all of us need to “take a break,” even business owners. Thinking about how to deal with the same business issues, problems or even opportunities day after day can eventually produce little additional insight or progress. It’s called getting stale.
After 15 years at the helm of Clean Team of Montana, a diversified cleaning service based in Billings, company president Aubrey May was on the verge of changing careers.
Small business is the heartbeat of the American economy. Data from the last economic census shows there are over 5,500 small businesses in Yellowstone County -- that accounts for nearly 15 percent of all small businesses in Montana. According to the Small Business Administration, 80 percent …
The U.S. Small Business Administration Montana District Office recognized 14 small businesses in a graduation ceremony in Helena. The goal of the SBA Emerging 200 initiative is to identify inner-city and Native American businesses across the country that show a high potential for growth and …