posted on 5 March 2018
For many small business owners and managers, marketing is one of those things you do once in awhile when sales dip or an account manager from a marketing or media channel calls on you. This leads to an inconsistent or shotgun approach and the results are less effective than a well-planned and integrated marketing program.
posted on 5 February 2018
“How are things going?” is a common conversation starter and “Things are looking up” or “We’re getting busy” have been common responses over the past year in the Williston Basin. That optimism has been substantiated by the latest data releases from state and federal regulators and agencies.
posted on 15 January 2018
Oil and gas activity in the Williston Basin over the last decade has brought about an economic boom with the creation of thousands of high-paying jobs and hundreds of new companies. Through it all, there is an underlying desire to see a diversification of the economy with the creation of primary sector businesses such as manufacturers.
posted on 18 December 2017
posted on 3 December 2017
The recently completed ProMed Plaza is a professional and medical building that stands two stories high to the east of Outlaws Bar and Grill and houses a number of businesses including MedScan Laboratory, Inc. Having lived in Williston for nearly sixteen years and feeling somewhat in tune to the business environment, I was curious about this new business.
posted on 6 November 2017
As we approach the end of 2017, many businesses are starting or even wrapping up their budgets and plans for 2018. Key components of that process include evaluating the business performance and economic indicators of the past year, forming hypotheses and projections for the coming year and formulating plans to guide the business decisions moving forward.
posted on 16 October 2017
On June 1, 2017, Craig and Rena Helberg and their twelve children celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of their family business, Craig’s Small Engine Repair. A month ago, the couple were recognized as the Existing Business of the Year by the Small Business Development Center in Williston at their annual awards banquet hosted in partnership with Williston Economic Development.
posted Kevin Penner on 29 September 2017
We all have teams we want to succeed, a group of people united by a common cause, trying to achieve a common goal. We root for them, monitor their progress, celebrate their victories and analyze their failures. We all have experienced the seeming never ending cycle of good times and bad times.