This Saturday at MoAv Coffee House were named winners  of the “Battle of the Plans”. This is business plan competition aimed to help people who wants to start own business downtown.   Greg Krueger, development director: “This   is   our   second   year.   We   still   kind   of   learning,   going   to   the   process   and   how   works.   It's   founded   by   Taxes   and   finance district   of   Downtown   Billings Alliance   and   Big   Sky   Economic   Department.   Our   target   to   teach   people   how   to   write   the   business plan   and   then   implement   it.   If   you   wanna   be   in   this   contest   you   gonna   start   in   the   spring   and   work   to   day   up   to   today. There   are classes   how   to   write   the   business   plan,   there   are   classes   on   how   finance   the   business,   also   there   are   classes   what   we   do basically   to   show   how   to   balance   your   business   check   book,   how   to   do   website   etc.   If   you   done   with   this   even   if   you   don't   win in   the   end,   you   are   pretty   ready   to   start   your   own      business.   It   is   beautiful   part   of   living   in   Montana:   people   love   to   have   their own business” Yep,   small   business   is   very   important.   First,   it   provides   the   necessary   mobility   in   the   market,   creates   a   deep   specialization   and cooperation,   without   which   its   high   efficiency   is   unthinkable.   Secondly,   it   is   able   not   only   to   quickly   fill   the   niches   that   are formed   in   the   consumer   sphere,   but   also   to   pay   off   relatively   quickly. Third,   create   an   atmosphere   of   competition.   Fourthly   (and this   is   perhaps   the   most   important   thing),   it   creates   the   environment   and   the   spirit   of   entrepreneurship,   without   which   the market economy is impossible. Lisa Harmon, DBA’s executive director: “This   year   we   had   five   finalists   in   the   final   round   battling   for   price   package   open   the   business   or   stay   in   business   in   downtown Billings.   Today   we   have   two   finalists   and   also   we   supported   to   existed   business      “This   house   of   books”.   So   we   are   very   happy about   the   promotion   today.   That   project   created   to   help      new   business   and   also   to   existed   business.   It   is   open   to   anybody   who wanted to attempt. Now we are very exited to named two business opened in downtown Billings.” The   program   of   project   has   two-phase   contest.   In   the   first,   phase   all   applicants   are   asked   to   provide   a   two-page   business concept. In the second, they must add a detailed business plan featuring. Linda Brooks, women’s retailer Something Chic: “My   idea   started   many   years   ago   together   with   the   best   friend   of   mine.   We   just   loved shopping   downtown.   And   we   talk   how   fun   would   be   to   have   the   own   store.   When   the battle   came   last   year   we   decided   to   try,   because   how   ever   we   didn't   have   nothing   to loose.   So   we   completed   last   year.   We   took   second   place.   But   I   had   to   step   away   for personal   reasons.   I   Kept   the   dream   alive. And   here   I   am   now.   Lot   of   emotion.   I   am   so excited.   It   seems   to   be   great   deal   to   me.   All   the   work   I   put   in   of   last   few   years   just   to pay   off.   Last   year   I   had   zero   money   to   put   in   my   business,   I   left   my   home   and   my husband   behind   I   been   traveling   about   9   month   away   to   build   my   working   capital.   I made   25K. And   now   I   won   this   battle.   My   dream   become   reality.   I   am   very   happy   and grateful to all people who supported me” Linda’s   store   is   perfect   solution   for   these   who   wants   to   be   stylish   but   pay   reasonable prise. Another   winner   Owen   Yurko   can   propose   you   a   delicious   dinner.   He   in   his   “Mason- Dixon”   restaurant   will   introduce   you   to   “fast-casual   concept”.   The   organizers   admitted that he and his wife drew-up an amazing plan. Owen Yurko, owner of “Mason-Dixon”: “We    kept    our    eye    on    that    project    on    social    media.    When    time    came    up    we    sign    all applications,   it      been   hard   but   exiting   work.   .   We   been   in   restaurant   industry   for   about   15 years.   I   told   myself   when   I   will   be   30   I   want      to   have   place   on   my   own.   I   just   turn   30 September,   29.   Of   cause   now   I   have   mixed   emotions. A   bit   frighten   to   live   such   stated   job,   a bit   scary,   but   most   very   exited.      We   live   in   downtown,   we   love   downtown,   we   happy   to   start our business downtown”. Congratulations   also   to   the   bookstore   with      the   unique   atmosphere   and   wonderful   team “This   house   of   books”.   That   stotr   was   awarded   $4000   for   its   exterior   signage   and   $1000   for advertising and marketing. For more info check downtownbillings.com/battlesofplans
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Battle of the Plans
This   Saturday   at   MoAv   Coffee   House   were   named   winners      of the “Battle of the Plans”. This   is   business   plan   competition   aimed   to   help   people   who wants to start own business downtown.   Greg Krueger, development director: “This   is   our   second   year.   We   still   kind   of   learning,   going   to   the process   and   how   works.   It's   founded   by   Taxes   and   finance   district of   Downtown   Billings   Alliance   and   Big   Sky   Economic   Department. Our   target   to   teach   people   how   to   write   the   business   plan   and   then implement   it.   If   you   wanna   be   in   this   contest   you   gonna   start   in   the spring   and   work   to   day   up   to   today.   There   are   classes   how   to   write the   business   plan,   there   are   classes   on   how   finance   the   business, also    there    are    classes    what    we    do    basically    to    show    how    to balance   your   business   check   book,   how   to   do   website   etc.   If   you done   with   this   even   if   you   don't   win   in   the   end,   you   are   pretty   ready to   start   your   own      business.   It   is   beautiful   part   of   living   in   Montana: people love to have their own business” Yep,    small    business    is    very    important.    First,    it    provides    the necessary   mobility   in   the   market,   creates   a   deep   specialization   and cooperation,    without    which    its    high    efficiency    is    unthinkable. Secondly,   it   is   able   not   only   to   quickly   fill   the   niches   that   are   formed in   the   consumer   sphere,   but   also   to   pay   off   relatively   quickly.   Third, create   an   atmosphere   of   competition.   Fourthly   (and   this   is   perhaps the   most   important   thing),   it   creates   the   environment   and   the   spirit of     entrepreneurship,     without     which     the     market     economy     is impossible. Lisa Harmon, DBA’s executive director: “This   year   we   had   five   finalists   in   the   final   round   battling   for   price package    open    the    business    or    stay    in    business    in    downtown Billings.   Today   we   have   two   finalists   and   also   we   supported   to existed   business      “This   house   of   books”.   So   we   are   very   happy about    the    promotion    today.    That    project    created    to    help        new business   and   also   to   existed   business.   It   is   open   to   anybody   who wanted   to   attempt.   Now   we   are   very   exited   to   named   two   business opened in downtown Billings.” The   program   of   project   has   two-phase   contest.   In   the   first,   phase all   applicants   are   asked   to   provide   a   two-page   business   concept. In the second, they must add a detailed business plan featuring. Linda Brooks, women’s retailer Something Chic: “My   idea   started   many   years   ago   together   with   the   best   friend   of mine.   We   just   loved   shopping   downtown.   And   we   talk   how   fun would   be   to   have   the   own   store.   When   the   battle   came   last   year we   decided   to   try,   because   how   ever   we   didn't   have   nothing   to loose.   So   we   completed   last   year.   We   took   second   place.   But   I   had to   step   away   for   personal   reasons.   I   Kept   the   dream   alive.   And here   I   am   now.   Lot   of   emotion.   I   am   so   excited.   It   seems   to   be great   deal   to   me.   All   the   work   I   put   in   of   last   few   years   just   to   pay off.   Last   year   I   had   zero   money   to   put   in   my   business,   I   left   my home   and   my   husband   behind   I   been   traveling   about   9   month away   to   build   my   working   capital.   I   made   25K.   And   now   I   won   this battle.   My   dream   become   reality.   I   am   very   happy   and   grateful   to all people who supported me” Linda’s   store   is   perfect   solution   for   these   who   wants   to   be   stylish but pay reasonable prise. Another   winner   Owen   Yurko   can   propose   you   a   delicious   dinner. He    in    his    “Mason-Dixon”    restaurant    will    introduce    you    to    “fast- casual   concept”.   The   organizers   admitted   that   he   and   his   wife drew-up an amazing plan. Owen Yurko, owner of “Mason-Dixon”: “We   kept   our   eye   on   that   project   on   social   media.   When   time   came up   we   sign   all   applications,   it      been   hard   but   exiting   work.   .   We been   in   restaurant   industry   for   about   15   years.   I   told   myself   when   I will    be    30    I    want        to    have    place    on    my    own.    I    just    turn    30 September,   29.   Of   cause   now   I   have   mixed   emotions. A   bit   frighten to   live   such   stated   job,   a   bit   scary,   but   most   very   exited.      We   live   in downtown,   we   love   downtown,   we   happy   to   start   our   business downtown”. Congratulations   also   to   the   bookstore   with      the   unique   atmosphere and   wonderful   team   “This   house   of   books”. That   stotr   was   awarded $4000    for    its    exterior    signage    and    $1000    for    advertising    and marketing. For more info check downtownbillings.com/battlesofplans
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