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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Effective HR Management Tips From the Experts

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

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How to Start Your First Business Online

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Importance of Digital Marketing for Your Business

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Facts About Successful eCommerce Sites In 2020

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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

How to Easily Get IT Support for Your Small Business

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How You Can Organize Your Work Better

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3 Factors Small Businesses Need to consider to prevent ransomware attacks

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How Salesforce Works and Why Your Company Needs It

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6 Effective Ways to Grow Your Business This Year

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7 Steps to Starting a Hugely Successful Home Improvement Business

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

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Reasons Missoula Businesses Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

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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

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Increase Your Business Revenue with the Right Marketing Strategy

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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

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

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How Valuable SEO Is to Your Business Actually

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How Sales Data Analysis Can Help Your Business

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What Small Businesses Should First Obtain To Operate Effectively

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Expert Cyber Security Tips for Your Business

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Starting To Sell Online? How To Succeed Without Trouble

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Freelance Writer Contract: What Should Be Included?

In the recent past, freelance writing has become one of the most resourceful ways of making an extra coin.... more

Startups 101: Success Through Insurance

The importance of insurance cannot be overstated, especially for startups that are still learning to get their feet wet in their chosen industry.... more

Legitimate Ways to Earn Money as a Stay-at-Home Parent

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4 Ways to Finance Your Startup if Bank Refuses to Give Loan

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How Amazon FBA Podcasts Can Help You Succeed as a Seller

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6 Reasons Why Performance Bonds Are a Guarantee to Projects

Performance bonds nowadays are a necessity to have for different businesses, most commonly in real estate and construction as they guarantee different projects.... more

Importance of Teaching Business Ethics to Students

Here are some important reasons why individuals should learn business ethics while still in school:... more

How Different Apps Changed The Way People Run Their Businesses

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COVID-19 Update in Downtown Missoula

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Business Management: How to Keep Your Startup Afloat

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4 Reasons Why Zero-Based Budgeting Caused My Interest

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7 Best Ways AI Can Improve Business Efficiency

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The Things You Should Consider When Running a Small Business

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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

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Why Shopping Around for Financial Services is So Important

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The Advantages of Having a Website For Your New Business

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Food Related Businesses to Try in Missoula

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

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

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