The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter, kenterphotography.com

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10 Successful Business Ideas for Students in 2021

You too can launch a business as a student in 2021 and reap its benefits long after you’ve graduated.... more

Low Cost Ways to Grow Your Small Business

Not everything about starting and doing business is all that simple as only 50% of the businesses live to see their sixth year and only about 30% live until the 10-year mark.... more

What You Should Know About Securing Your Intellectual Property

Registering a trademark is a straightforward process, but you'll need a trademark lawyer's help to make sure you don't miss any steps in the process.... more

How to Write a Startup Business Plan

Launching a business of your own is a great step forward for your personal and professional development. However, doing so without a concrete business plan will often end in failure.... more

Top 10 Concerns of Small Business Owners

Here are the top 10 concerns by small business owners.... more

How to Help out Your Human Resources Team

It's vital to equip human resources with critical tools and resources to do their work efficiently.... more

6 Services Every Small Business Needs to Survive and Grow

From IT services to software and app development, to HR services a small business requires essential services to be successful and increase business growth. ... more

How to Protect a New Business from Legal Trouble

Here’s what you can do to protect your new business from legal trouble.... more

Types Of Services Offered By IT Companies

Hiring a high-quality IT company can be one of the most important investments that a business owner should make. Here are some of the different services that can be obtained from doing so.... more

How Keeping a Clean Office Can Boost Productivity

The following will explore the connection between keeping an office space or work environment clean and employee productivity. ... more

How to Easily Keep Sufficient Distance Between Co-workers

If you face an uphill task in maintaining the distance between co-workers, the guide below will help you implement effective strategies.... more

Is It Still Possible To Make Money During The Pandemic?

When we talk about the economy, we’re talking about the movement of people and the value that they exchange. So how does one do that in a pandemic? ... more

How to Choose an Industry When Starting a New Business

Irrespective of the industry you choose to establish your business, maintaining customer satisfaction for your product and service delivery goes a long way in ensuring your relevance.... more

How to Build a Strategic and Successful Framework for Your Startup Business

Starting a new business can be challenging since you’ll have a lot to self-teach before you can work on your plan. ... more

How to Easily Inform Yourself About Starting a Company as a Foreigner in the US

Here are a few definitive steps in the process of beginning a business in the US, and some easy general business tips which should help lead to success. ... more

Are Asian businesses expected to perform well in 2021?

In this post, we’ll ask whether Asian businesses are expected to fully recover and perform well in 2021, while also considering the prospects for wider growth in the region.... more

Best Software for Designing Print Media

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6 Ways to Finance Your First Year of Business

Read on to learn more about the 6 effective ways to finance your business operations for the first year after launching your startup. ... more

Ways to Automatically Get Likes On Your Instagram Posts

For anyone looking for a loyal client base or audience, Instagram will rarely disappoint you.... more

Why Video Is Such a Powerful Medium

Videos are here to stay and that's why they should be perceived as the most important tool in every strategy.... more

Expert Advice on How a Small Business Can Get Noticed Online

Here is some expert advice on how your small business can get noticed online. ... more

Business Consultant Jasdeep Singh Believes Banks Are About to Get Bigger

Analysts around the world have been anticipating a consolidation in the banking sector ever since the pandemic started and the winners of a consolidation are more likely to be the banks, not the public.... more

6 Business Savings To Consider in 2021

Use these tips to save yourself some money and boost your chances of having a far more successful year next year.... more

Effective HR Management Tips From the Experts

From assessing and solving different types of internal disputes to presenting a united front to customers, HR is a vital discipline, and it should never be an oversight.... more

Here’s Why Mastering Social Media Is a Must for Freelancers

Whether you are a freelancer or a small business owner, social media should become your new best friend if you aim for success.... more

Targeted New Economic District Expected To Improve Infrastructure At Wye West of Missoula

Industrial development is the key to economic growth in any region. However, it involves many processes, including planning and development, procurement, designing, and construction. ... more

What Everyone Should Know About EHS

When it comes to the environment, health, and safety aspects in the workplace, everyone should join hands in for significant results.... more

How to Start Your First Business Online

There are many steps to starting a business. However, the following are the most mandatory among them.... more

Importance of Digital Marketing for Your Business

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Facts About Successful eCommerce Sites In 2020

It is estimated that in the next twenty years, all businesses will completely switch to online stores. Here are some facts that make eCommerce sites so successful.... more

Reasons Why You Might Need a Pay Stub

If you do not get a pay stub every month, ask your employer to print you a copy or use an online tool to get the job done.... more

City Brew Controversy Points The Way For Labor Rights

City Brew on Brooks St has been embroiled in a labor rights argument that has stretched now for weeks. ... more

How to Easily Get IT Support for Your Small Business

When it comes to outsourcing the IT side of a company, it can seem a little daunting. It’s a highly complex aspect, and it’s constantly changing.... more

How You Can Organize Your Work Better

Being organized goes hand in hand with productivity. Productivity improves efficiency, which means doing more work faster, and with less time. ... more

3 Factors Small Businesses Need to consider to prevent ransomware attacks

Small businesses have taken the brunt, and just when we thought that things could not get more complicated, along comes a threat that you’re unaware of--ransomware.... more

How Salesforce Works and Why Your Company Needs It

When it comes to finding the right Customer Relationship Management system for your business, you want to find one that will integrate with both your sales and customer service teams. ... more

What’s It Like to Be a Digital Nomad?

Ever wonder what it would be like to live nomadically in the modern era? Here are some frequent misconceptions: ... more

6 Effective Ways to Grow Your Business This Year

Here are six effective ways to help your business grow during these troubling economic times.... more

7 Steps to Starting a Hugely Successful Home Improvement Business

If you’re obsessed with home improvement, consider turning your passion into a profitable business venture. Launching a home improvement business involves earning construction experience, learning importan... more

A Step-by-Step Guide to Protect Your Business from Injury Lawsuits

If an accident happens where an employee is injured, it can open the door to many legal issues for the business.... more

Reasons Missoula Businesses Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

Accidents and injury claims can occur for a variety of reasons. Businesses need to ensure they are compliant and legally represented.... more

QuickBooks Hosting for Small to Medium Size Businesses – What are the Benefits

When QuickBooks Enterprise cloud hosting is utilized, it becomes a one-stop solution for bookkeepers, CPAs, and small businesses.... more

Promote Your Business Online With SEO Marketing Techniques

There are a number of ways to increase your online visibility to local customers and help your business thrive. ... more

Want a Digital Menu for Your Restaurant Business? Here’s How

The future is digital so it was only a matter of time before we were ordering our food from our mobile phones. This trend, and the digitalisation of food businesses, will be around and evolving for the foreseea... more

How Businesses In Missoula Are Putting Customers First As They Reopen Post C-19

As businesses slowly reopen, they are taking multiple steps to implement strict safety and health policies and ensure the residents of Missoula remain healthy and safe in the post-C-19 period.... more

Increase Your Business Revenue with the Right Marketing Strategy

Here is how to increase the incoming cash flow of your business by utilizing the right marketing tactics. ... more

How to Check the Company You Are About to Partner With

Here are the essential ways to evaluate the company with which you are about to partner.... more

Pro Advice on How to Drive Online Traffic and Increase Sales

If your potential customers have never heard of your business, they are not likely to ever visit your online shop. Here’s our advice on how to drive traffic and increase your sales.... more

The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Here is the ultimate step-by-step guide to starting a business that can help you achieve your goals.... more

How Valuable SEO Is to Your Business Actually

Use SEO to evolve digitally, and you will become the foremost authority on your field, leading to an upturn in revenue and profits.... more