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Can Do: Essential Business Lessons

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Can Do, MTPR's podcast on business and entrepreneurship hosted by Arnie Sherman is in its fourth season, and we’re expanding. This season will feature the same informative interviews and the lessons Montana business owners and entrepreneurs have to share. But times are changing. There’s a major election in November and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change how business is done. The main focus this season is on the here & now. How does a business survive in today’s volatile economy? How can you transition your business or start a new one? What can you do to make sure your finances are in order? We’ll be asking these questions to business experts in Montana and around the country. Listen to Can Do at www.mtpr.org or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes are published every other Monday.

Can Do, MTPR's podcast on business and entrepreneurship hosted by Arnie Sherman is in its fourth season, and we’re expanding. This season will feature the same informative interviews and the lessons Montana business owners and entrepreneurs have to share. But times are changing. There’s a major election in November and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change how business is done. The main focus this season is on the here & now. How does a business survive in today’s volatile economy? How can you transition your business or start a new one? What can you do to make sure your finances are in order? We’ll be asking these questions to business experts in Montana and around the country. Listen to Can Do at www.mtpr.org or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes are published every other Monday.

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Can Do, MTPR's podcast on business and entrepreneurship hosted by Arnie Sherman is in its fourth season, and we’re expanding. This season will feature the same informative interviews and the lessons Montana business owners and entrepreneurs have to share. But times are changing. There’s a major election in November and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change how business is done. The main focus this season is on the here & now. How does a business survive in today’s volatile economy? How can you transition your business or start a new one? What can you do to make sure your finances are in order? We’ll be asking these questions to business experts in Montana and around the country. Listen to Can Do at www.mtpr.org or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes are published every other Monday.

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English


Episodes

Can Do: Where The Gig Economy Meets Venture Capital

6/14/2021
Being your own boss can be rewarding, and it can be hard. Daily unpredictability confronts many of the 60 million Americans employed in the gig economy. When, where, and which job should they work on any given day of the week? How much money are they earning across multiple gigs? Information and data is sparse for workers — and not being about to count on a predictable pay rate makes it nearly impossible to plan out professional life.

Duration:00:39:02

How A Small Montana Bank Became A Big Payroll Protection Program Lender

5/24/2021
The economic downturn from COVID-19 has pummeled main street businesses, but the Payroll Protection Program loans of the Cares Act have saved hundreds of thousands of them. On April 3, 2020, the first day of the first round of PPP loans, the number one lender in the country was, surprisingly, Montana’s Stockman Bank.

Duration:00:33:56

Can Do: Venture Capital Investment In Montana

5/10/2021
Over the past five years, Montana has seen exponential growth in venture capital investment. From 2015 to 2020, the state attracted over $500 million in early-stage funding. In the previous 20 years, that figure had been just $144 million. Next Frontier Capital has played a central role in this growth. Founded in 2015 in Bozeman, Montana and focusing on the tech sector in Colorado, Utah and Montana, the fund invests in scaling companies up from concept to exit. In Montana alone, an infusion...

Duration:00:39:32

Can Do: COVID's Impact On Business Across Continents

4/26/2021
For more than a year, all types of territorial borders have been shut down due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. International trade and commerce have been throttled, and industry experts predict that business travel will never return to pre-pandemic levels. Global business has long been reliant on building personal relationships; relationships that now must be cultivated and maintained digitally.

Duration:00:39:29

Coaster Cycle Pedicabs And The Future Of Last-Mile Delivery

4/13/2021
Ben Morris discovered the utility of three-wheeled cargo trikes, or pedicabs, during a stint in San Diego. After finishing his business degree at Northeastern University in 2005, he secured a small loan, bought five pedicabs, and launched Coaster Cycles. Soon, Ben had expanded beyond Boston to other cities, and he'd begun to incorporate outdoor advertising into his bike fleet.

Duration:00:36:50

Can Do: Telling The Story Of The House That Rob Built

3/29/2021
The ninth of 11 children, Megan Harrington grew up understanding the value of competition and how to tell a great story. In the third grade, Megan wrote a poem that included the prophetic line: “When I grow up, I want to be a Lady Griz basketball player at the University of Montana.” Megan did attend the University of Montana to attain a communications degree, an MBA, and play for the Lady Griz. As a Lady Griz, Megan played for legendary head coach, Robin Selvig.

Duration:00:33:16

Can Do: Re-Indigenizing Your Diet, With Mariah Gladstone

3/15/2021
Montana isn't all cattle herds and fields of waving grain. This sprawling state is also full of food deserts — places without many affordable, healthy food options. The lack of access to healthy food for residents of many of the state's Indian reservations contributes to some horrible demographic statistics. The life expectancy for Native American women is 62, a full 20 years less than for non-Native women. For Montana's Native American men, it's 56. One 27-year-old woman of Blackfeet and...

Duration:00:36:52

Can Do: How Family Farms Are Coping With COVID-19

3/1/2021
The agriculture landscape has changed dramatically due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Concerns about food security, health and safety measures, and product availability have continued to evolve. A dramatic shift to online purchasing has challenged the traditional standard of consumers personally selecting products. Today on Can Do we will discuss these trends and their effects on two family-run Montana businesses.

Duration:00:53:16

Can Do: Building AI-Powered Interactive Musical Experiences

2/15/2021
While LifeScore COO Chris Walch is based in Bozeman, Montana, LifeScore is a fully remote company that produces its music at the iconic Abbey Roads Studio in London. LifeScore creates unique, real-time, and interactive music experiences with their adaptive AI music platforms. They start with world-class composers and musicians composing and performing sound that is organized as composable building blocks. Their proprietary technology then weaves these materials into music that suits a...

Duration:00:35:19

Can Do: How Montana Groups Are Educating COVID Tourists

2/1/2021
The outdoor recreation economy is the second largest sector of Montana’s economy, generating $7.1B in annual consumer spending. 71,000 Montanans are employed in the sector, making its performance essential to the state’s full economic recovery. What has been the impact of COVID-19 on outdoor recreation and tourism? What response within the industry has been successful? What does 2021 look like for this essential part of the Montana economy? Learn more now on Can Do .

Duration:00:35:09

Can Do: Two Perspectives On Montana's Economy Going Into 2021

1/18/2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage our country and vaccine relief is slow in coming, sound advice is as good as gold. Montana businesses experienced an exhausting 2020, and the new year promises to be just as unpredictable. Joining me today are two guests experiencing the economic impact from two very different perspectives.

Duration:00:36:52

Can Do: How Restaurants Are Coping With COVID

1/4/2021
The American restaurant industry is in freefall. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, over 110,000 restaurants have closed nationwide. That’s one out of every six, and there are likely more to come. Those restaurants that remain open are struggling with financial sustainability, as they face an industry-wide loss of $240 billion in sales for 2020. Listen now on Can Do as we will explore this subject with two industry pros in two very different positions.

Duration:00:36:45

Can Do: How Family Businesses Are Navigating The COVID Pandemic

12/21/2020
According to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, more than 100,000 American businesses that have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic will never reopen. What about the millions of family-run companies? Is their plight as sobering? The situation is less clear for this sector, which accounts for more than 57 percent of the US GNP. What are the biggest challenges facing family business? What pitfalls and opportunities are unique to them? And how do family businesses weather the...

Duration:00:40:00

Can Do: The Architecture Of Effective Communication

12/7/2020
Most of what we know about communicating is wrong, says Tim Pollard, author, speaker and Founder/CEO of Oratium . In his books, “The Compelling Communicator” and “Mastering the Moment,” He outlines how the brain communicates information. More importantly, he details how to successfully design and execute communication in ways that people will understand.

Duration:00:56:46

Can Do: The Future Of Work

11/23/2020
In November 2020, for most workers in the U.S., "business as usual" feels like a fairy tale. Working remotely, many parents are scrambling to handle their kids' education alongside their own jobs - or they've left the workplace altogether. Millions of others cope with unemployment, while "essential" on-site workers struggle to protect themselves and their families from workplace spread of COVID-19. When the wild ride of the pandemic coasts to a stop, what will "normal" look like? This time...

Duration:00:51:42

COVID-19 Took Your Business By Surprise. Now What?

11/10/2020
Even in the best of times figuring out the right formula for managing your personal or business finances is a challenge. Now with the dual whammy of COVID-19 and an associated economic recession, it is even more complicated. What mistakes are crucial to avoid? When is the right time to really hunker down? Where can you cut spending and where should you invest? Learn more now on this episode of Can Do .

Duration:00:50:36

Can Do: Training Tech Workers For The Future

10/26/2020
What are the skills major tech companies are looking for in their workforce? What do businesses get for their investment in employee training? What type of workforce are we imagining for our economy a decade from now? Learn more now with Can Do .

Duration:00:30:07

Can Do: How COVID-19 Is Impacting Montana's Real Estate Markets

10/12/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic recession are casting differently-sized shadows across the United States. In Montana, unemployment has been high but never above the national average. Until early October 2020, the COVID infection rate remained comparatively low. One surprising effect has been the growing migration to the state, in particular to Missoula and Bozeman, from other parts of the U.S.

Duration:00:35:26

Can Do: How Will COVID-19 Change Higher Education?

9/28/2020
What has been the real impact of COVID-19 on higher education? How will education adapt to the pandemic and the related recession? And can U.S. colleges and universities produce the skilled workforce that industries require? Learn more now with Can Do .

Duration:00:44:56

Can Do: Travel In The Time Of COVID-19

9/15/2020
We are now more than 7 months into the COVID-19 pandemic and perhaps no industry has been more disrupted than transportation. Global air travel is down 85% from this time last year. Air carriers are set to lose more than $84B this fiscal year. NYC subway traffic is down 75% and more than 4,000 transport workers have contracted COVID-19 with more than 130 deaths reported. The thoughts on everyone’s mind are, “when will it be safe to travel again?” and “will business travel ever be the same?”

Duration:00:30:50