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

Posts Tagged ‘Tips for small Business’

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

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

Your New, New York Office Needs to Be Equipped with These 8 Things

When starting up a business, one of the very first necessary steps is setting up an office from where you’ll be operating.... more

Here’s How You Can Find A Lawyer That’s Willing To Go The Extra Mile To Win

Here is how you can identify a lawyer that is willing to go the extra mile to win your case:... 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

Reasons Why Employers Need To Address Workplace Injury Cases

Here are some reasons why employers need to address workplace injury cases.... 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

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

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

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

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

5 Social Media Hacks for Your Growing Business

Whether you’re starting a small business based in Missoula, an online-based service available across the world, or just considering how social media can better your existing business, you’ll want to know th... more

How to Lower Your Business Electricity Bill

When it comes to small businesses, it’s more important than ever to utilize energy efficient practices to help reduce your energy costs.... 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

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

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

How to Have a Successful Business in Miami

If you live in Miami and are starting a business, now is the time to focus on which strategies you should implement to realize the goal of company success.... 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

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

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

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

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 Fashion Business As a Stay at Home Mum

If you’re a stay at home mum looking to start an online fashion business, you will know better than anyone else the value of time. ... more

The Importance of Continuing Professional Development

You should view your Continued Professional Development (CPD) as an investment in your future. ... more

Why Invest in Inbound Marketing

Inbound Marketing is an innovative marketing tool that can effectively position a product or service within the internet. ... more

Who Can Help You?

By MARK RIFFEY - This past week seems to have been a perfect storm of paths crossing about getting help from coaches, mentors and teachers.... more

Are You Doing the Important Work?

By MARK RIFFEY - What are you not getting done? Why aren’t you getting those things done? Does important work often go undone? If so, is that work truly important?... more

Five Business Myths To Ignore

By MARK RIFFEY - Focusing on these myths will do nothing but delay the success of your business. Shut them out.... more

What Can’t Change that Must Change?

By MARK RIFFEY - What Can’t Change that Must Change? If you doubled the size of your sales team, would your sales double?... more

The Sales Prevention Department

By MARK RIFFEY - Is a part of your process killing sales and running off clients? If you have a 'sales prevention department' here's how you can get rid of it!... more

What The Supreme Court And Your Business Share

By MARK RIFFEY - Events like this can have a critical, if not fatal impact on your business. Could your business survive your death or permanent disability?... more

Is It Done Yet?

By MARK RIFFEY - The earlier the customer sees your work, the earlier you'll find out if you're on track.... more

Why Do Startups Fight City Hall?

By MARK RIFFEY - To a startup, city hall is often the next obstacle in line.... more

Start Your Marketing Calendar

By MARK RIFFEY - Are you marketing with intent or by accident? Choose intent.... more

Hiring Entry Level People and (Gasp) Millennials

By MARK RIFFEY - I know a number of 20-somethings who are looking for jobs. Some like to categorize “millennials” as a generation of slackers with no work ethic and no motivation.... more

Train Them To Make It Easy To Buy

By MARK RIFFEY - Word of mouth business and referrals come from handling problems gracefully.... more

Leading Your Team to Goal Setting

By MARK RIFFEY - How do you prepare your staff to contribute to your company's success?... more

Company Goals Need Context

By MARK RIFFEY - Company-wide goals need to have "Why does this matter to me?" context at all levels of the company, for every employee.... more

Working Linear vs. Parallel

By MARK RIFFEY - What costs do you introduce by solving problems sequentially?... more

Is Your Business 2016 Ready?

By MARK RIFFEY - Planning for 2016 is about more than adjusting numbers in a spreadsheet.... more

Do They Have Each Other’s Back?

By MARK RIFFEY - Culture is critical, not only day to day, but to make sure you can take a punch.... more