JUNE
UPCOMING TRAININGS
Plan Your Website for Online Success
 - June 8th & 15th
This workshop will occur in two separate sessions and is FREE!

The first session in this workshop will cover all the things to think about when planning your website:
  • Making a list of your website needs
  • Defining your ideal customer
  • Clarifying your websites key benefit statement
  • Structuring your homepage
  • Mobile considerations
  • & more!
The second session we will take all of the above and actually develop the answers for each business owner with a group format!

We are excited to have Josh Toenyes, owner of Cardsetter, facilitating this workshop!
Intellectual Property for SBIR/STTR Candidates and Awardees Workshop - June 9th
In this Intellectual Property for SBIR/STTR candidates and awardees workshop, we will discuss:
  • What is IP?
  • How do you talk or write about your IP without disclosing and/or revealing too much?
  • What are patents? Should I patent?
  • What are SBIR data rights? What do they offer the awardee?
  • What’s the difference between patents and data rights?
  • What about invention disclosures during the period of an SBIR award?

This workshop is beneficial to early-stage investigators considering SBIR/STTR funding and SBIR/STTR Phase I/II awardees. 
Trivia and Networking with the Montana PTAC
- June 16th
During this virtual event attendees will have a chance to present their company’s capabilities to their peers with a quick 30 second elevator speech. Attendees will also have a chance to network with each other if they choose. After each business has given their elevator speech attendees will be able to test their knowledge of government contracting for a chance to win a prize provided by Big Sky Economic Development. Attendees should come prepared with their 30 second elevator speech that outlines what their business does as well as any questions they may have regarding government contracting that they may want to ask a PTAC advisor or another attendee who could offer insight.
BossLAB: HireLAB Workshop - June 16th
Most business owners agree that good help is hard to find. Times have changed and the way that employers used to recruit and hire just don’t work with today’s job seekers. It is a buyer’s market.
This process teaches business leaders the 5 steps to a Continuous Candidate Engagement program so that you can have a constant pool of candidates who know your business, love your business, and would love to work for you.
This workshop teaches business leaders how to reduce turnover, create a highly engaged workforce, and become the employer of choice in your industry.
Startup Roadmap - June 17th
Are you starting a business and just don’t know where to begin? The FREE Startup Roadmap workshop will provide you with the basic steps to start a business as well as help define and communicate your business idea or concept!
Inspired Perspectives|Estate & Gift Tax Planning Changes - June 21st
Join us to hear about the proposed “For the 99.5 Percent Act” and the anticipated infrastructure bill in Congress. The new legislation could include changes to the current federal estate and gift tax rules and address grandfathering provisions. While planning is always important, planning in times of new tax legislation is both challenging and vital to saving money and allocating resources appropriately. Reviewing your estate documents to determine what, if any, changes are needed due to the proposed legislation is an important first step.
Inspired Perspectives|2021 Sales Tax Changes and Your Tech's Role - June 22nd
The constantly changing landscape of sales tax laws in recent years has made it difficult for businesses to comfortably stay in compliance. Having the knowledge of upcoming sales tax trends—including new rules, regulations, and available technology solutions—can help your business find firmer footing in today’s shifting environment.

Join us as we discuss 2021 sales tax changes and how your business’s technology can help you remain compliant and forward-looking.
Inspired Perspectives|Employee Benefit Plan Governance and Audit Matters - June 23rd
Your employee benefit and retirement plan is an important part of your business. Staying up to date with your fiduciary duties and responsibilities in an ever changing regulatory environment is not easy, and non-compliance comes with risk. During this webinar, we will discuss what your fiduciary responsibilities are, identifying common errors and how to prevent those errors and the AICPA's new SAS 136 audit standard.
Inspired Perspectives|Quarterly Legislative Update - June 24th
Join us for our quarterly tax legislative update covering recent developments in proposed and enacted tax legislation. Staying up to date on areas affecting your situation is important and can allow you to better plan for changes that may be coming. Our National Tax Office Team will update you on the latest from Capitol Hill with a focus on how changes may affect you and your company.
Business Model Canvas - June 24th
A one-page, visual, strategic management tool to quickly and easily define and communicate a business idea or concept in a focused but flexible way.
Cost: FREE. Limited spaces available!
Quickbooks Desktop Workshop (Beginners)
- June 29th
Join us for a day of beginner QuickBooks! We will work through the basics of accounting, navigating QuickBooks, entering transactions, running reports and much more! There will be 8-30 minute one-on-one sessions available in the afternoon. Please contact kayla@bigskyeda.org to sign up for one of those slots. It is a first come first serve for the one-on-one sessions, so please reserve your spot today!
Quickbooks Desktop Workshop (Intermediate)
- June 30th
Join us for a day of intermediate QuickBooks! We will dive deeper into the basics of accounting, navigating QuickBooks, entering transactions, running reports and much more! There will be 8-30 minute one-on-one sessions available in the afternoon. Please contact kayla@bigskyeda.org to sign up for one of those slots. It is a first come first serve for the one-on-one sessions, so please reserve your spot today! 
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