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Articles with the Tag: Small Business Association

$61M secured for MT small businesses

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester BIG SANDY — U.S. Senator Jon Tester today continued his push to support Montana small businesses across the state grow and create good-paying jobs by securing $61,327,969 for Montana’s State Small Business Credit Initiative through the American Resc...

‘Shop small’ Saturday and all season long

By M.S. Sacry  for the Valley Journal With the U.S. supply chain facing unprecedented backlogs this holiday season, shoppers have been warned that major suppliers of holidays gifts may have bare shelves this year. But one industry’s bust can always lead to another’s boom. Local retaile...

Gov. puts process in place to reduce unemployment fraud

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte today announced a new process for Montana employers to notify the Montana Department of Labor & Industry if an unemployment insurance claimant fails to appear for a scheduled interview.  “We’ve rece...

Montana’s live venues receive COVID relief funding

News from the office of Senator Tester  POLSON — U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced that $8,246,070 in relief has, so far, gone to live venues, theatres and concert halls across Montana through the Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. Additional grant ...

SBA launches portal to begin accepting grant applications April 8

News from SBA The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8.  “Help is here for venue operat...

Women entrepreneurs help drive America’s pandemic recovery

Since 1987, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated Women’s History Month to recognize the role women entrepreneurs play in building and strengthening our local and national economies. Women have transformed the face of entrepreneurship across Montana in both urban and rural communities. ...

Unmatched resolve: reflections on a 56-county small business road trip

MONTANA — As director for the U.S. Small Business Administration Montana District, I have the unique opportunity to work with entrepreneurs and small business owners across Montana to help provide capital and connections that support growth for our state’s businesses. This year has kept my team b...

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