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

Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

COVID-19 Update in Downtown Missoula

As our country and our community quiets itself in an effort to “reduce the curve”, we are all concerned about how this worldwide pandemic will play out, both globally and locally. We are reminded to slow do... more

Business Management: How to Keep Your Startup Afloat

Starting a company is no small feat. In actuality, it’s a colossal undertaking. The good news is that with research and preparation, you’ll be able to avoid costly mistakes.... more

4 Reasons Why Zero-Based Budgeting Caused My Interest

Business is a risk in itself, and any planning never means that events will develop according to the foreseen scenario.... more

7 Best Ways AI Can Improve Business Efficiency

Below we list 7 best examples of AI application for improving business efficiency. ... more

The Things You Should Consider When Running a Small Business

Here are some of the things that you should consider when running a small business.... more

Choosing The Right Kind Of Insurance For Your Business In 5 Steps

Here are five critical steps you must follow to land on a perfect company to hire. ... more

Unique Advertising Ideas For Small Law Firms

Whether you are a large law firm with a long history or a small law firm that is new to the industry, check out these unique advertising ideas to help you grow your firm. ... more

Why Employees Leave

By MARK RIFFEY - Who would you hate to lose? Do something about it while you can.... more

How to Manage a Successful Lawn Care Business

Tips on Managing Your Lawn Care Business the Right Way:... more

How To Get Out Of The 5 Most Common Financial Crisis

This article presents to you the five most common financial crises and how to get out of them.... more

Why Shopping Around for Financial Services is So Important

Shopping for the right financial institution can be difficult. This is why doing a loan company comparison is very important, and you can actually do it on the internet.... more

The Advantages of Having a Website For Your New Business

The following numbers simply indicate that you need a business website, even if you think your business is too small for one:... more

How Can Pests Create Problems in Your Business?

In this article, we will be discussing how pest infestations can create problems in your business.... more

Factors to Consider Before Starting Your Very Own Business

If you’re not interested in your typical 9-5 job, then maybe you’ll want to consider running your own business.... more

Food Related Businesses to Try in Missoula

Here is a list of some food and beverage businesses that could prove to be successful in Missoula. ... more

Change Leadership

By MARK RIFFEY - The nature of change is changing - and so is the pace.... more

How Technology Facilitates Learning About Personal Finance

Here's how technology can help you learn about investing without having to spend hours and hours every night. ... more

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Entrepreneurship: What No One Tells You

In the past, living the American Dream consisted of having a nice home in the suburbs with a white picket fence, a beautiful family, and a good-paying job… in other words, to live the American Dream means you... more

Why “Cause Marketing” is Huge in 2020

What You Should Know about Corporate Giving and Cause Marketing... more

5 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Mobile App Development Agency in Montana

Whether you are an individual or business looking to build a mobile application, or you are a development agency, projects are getting tedious and problematic, globally. ... more

How Missoula Locals Are Taking Advantage of Online Business

It’s hard to find something unaffected by the internet. But few sectors have changed quite as much as retail.... more

4 Things You Should Do If Your Claim Is Denied

If you feel like you're not being treated fairly with an insurer and you want to know what to do next, then you should learn about the 4 options you have after you get your claim disapproved.... more

What are White Label SEO Resellers

It’s almost 2020, and the SEO game remains as strong and as challenging as ever. Here are some benefits of hiring white label SEO resellers.... more

How to Start a Franchise Business?

We have come up with seven steps to start a franchise business. So, let’s get started, and take a look at them, one by one.... more

Montana’s Farmers Fear Being Caught in the US-China Trade War Crossfire

Farmers across Montana are increasingly concerned that the spillover of increased tariffs on wheat exports to China could have devastating consequences on their businesses.... more

5 Ways to Increase Twitter Followers

Twitter remains one of the best ways to communicate your message to people online. However, it can be difficult to find the best way to build your Twitter profile.... more

How to Successfully Optimize and Manage Your Business?

Below are some of the tips that business owners could use for them to optimize and manage their business.... more

Some Tips on How to Write a Stunning Resume

Below are some of the tips that you use in order to write a stunning resume.... more

How to Have a Successful Business in Missoula? With Marketing Tactics!

As enterprises strive to develop a strong presence, gain a competitive edge, and drive more sales, they implement marketing tactics with proven effectiveness to do so.... more

7 Reasons Why Local Businesses Should Be Managed by Credentialed Professionals

Starting a local business is an aspiration that many people have, but only a relative few will actually follow through with.... more

What You Should Know Before Starting a CBD Business in Montana

While there have been some advances when it comes to medical marijuana in the state and have been initiatives to make it legal for recreational purposes, recreational marijuana is still illegal in Montana. ... more

Increase Sales By Making Deployment Easier

By MARK RIFFEY - Has your team ever watched your customers unpack, assemble, & use your product?... more

What is VPN And Why Do You Need It?

Most of us have heard somewhere or from someone about a VPN, but we don’t know enough about it. How does it work or why do we need it?... more

Cheap Ways to Build a Website for Emerging Businesses

A few decades ago, building a website required knowledge of coding as well as programming and the use of certain specialists. However, nowadays, pretty much anyone can build a website without it costing a f... more

Businesses That Could Be Successful in Missoula, Montana

There is no denying that starting a business is both exciting and frightening.... more

Customers For Life Are Often Made, Rather Than Found

By MARK RIFFEY - On their worst day, what can you do to make your customer's situation better, less frustrating, and memorable in a positive way?... more

What Kinds Of Posts Do People Engage With On Social Media?

The image your brand portrays on social media plays an important role in your success online.... more

Accountability Starts With You

By MARK RIFFEY - Are you holding your team members accountable for their work based on key performance indicators (KPIs), key process areas (KPAs), and/or key result areas (KRAs)?... more

Does Your Business Need a Virtual Phone Service?

Even with the rise of the internet, chat services and email, plenty of people still prefer to talk to an actual human being over the telephone.... more

5 Small Business Mistakes to Avoid

Here are five mistakes that all small business owners can avoid to take themselves to success and prosperity.... more

How to Grow Your Small Business on a Budget

A small business cannot afford to stand still as it has to grow and evolve constantly in order to be competitive in the ever-changing market.... more

Thinking About Your Thinking

By MARK RIFFEY - What else can go wrong? What'd we assume? How would others think about this?... more

How Important Small Business is for Local Economics

The spirit of entrepreneurism has really made a huge impact to the local economy, providing jobs and improving the quality of life for locals.... more

7 Awesome Jobs That Pay the Bills and Let You Make Your Own Schedule

Considered working from home so you can make your schedule, have a stable income, or eliminate your commute? There are plenty of ways to do so.... more

Can you help your customers too much? Part 1

By MARK RIFFEY - When providing help is both the lifeblood and possible death of your business... more

Team Players Make The Team Better

By MARK RIFFEY - The best make the whole team better. But how to find them?... more

Determining if Your Services Are Underpaid

There’s nothing worse than not feeling appreciated, especially in the workplace. It’s a problem many suffer from in today’s competitive –– aka capitalist –– world.... more

Selling Your Company?

By MARK RIFFEY - Being asked to sell your company is often unprovoked. You haven't listed it or said you're ready to retire. "I'm not ready", you might think.... more

How to Get Along With Your Boss

You will need to build a great relationship with your boss. This makes the working environment a favorable one. ... more

How To Start A Local Business

Setting up a local business is always an exhilarating experience especially if it is your first time.... more