posted on 4 September 2017
Aaron and Angie Pelton oversee the operations of five restaurants, a craft brewery and more than 250 employees in Watford City and Williston, North Dakota and Sidney, Montana. It’s a picture they could not have envisioned less than ten years ago when they were lured back to Aaron’s hometown to manage a fledgling restaurant.
posted Jeff Zarling on 13 August 2017
Creating and growing a business is a complex endeavor comprised of many challenges and opportunities that requires a great deal of effort and persistence. Business developers must address topics from organizational structure, financing and product and service development, to staffing, accounting and much more.
posted Jeff Zarling on 20 July 2017
It’s been just over two and a half years since Brad and Leisha Peterson took over ownership and operation of the bowling alley formerly known as Million Dollar Lanes on Second Avenue West often referred to as Million Dollar Way. The name, Strike Zone, is only one of the many changes the new owners have made. The pair has been on a continuous path of improvements since taking over the business. It’s not the first time for them in retail or in business ownership.
posted Jeff Zarling on 30 June 2017
Foreign trade has been a hot topic since then candidate Trump made it a key talking point in his campaign for President. Foreign trade is also a key component of the North Dakota economy as the state exported $3.95 billion in 2016.
posted Jeff Zarling on 19 June 2017
To know David Hill is to know him as Bubba. Bubba is a gregarious, fun-loving man. He’s also a ‘get-to-the-point’ business man who likes to seize opportunities when he sees them. In 2008, he pulled the trigger on the purchase of the Village Laundry and Wash House that provided wash and fold as well as coin-operated laundry services.
posted Jeff Zarling on 2 June 2017
Looking for opportunities to improve in your business? Then you should attend 1 Million Cups, whether you drink coffee or not. 1 Million Cups, 1MC, was developed by the Kauffman foundation to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities. The program is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.
posted Jeff Zarling on 19 May 2017
KLE Construction is a heavy civil contractor focused on site work and underground construction such as utilities and pipelines that was founded in 2010 by Kari Everett. To understand how a woman started and grew a successful business in the male-dominated heavy civil construction industry, you have to look back at her formidable years.
posted Jeff Zarling on 1 May 2017
Many of the entrepreneurs and business leaders I know feed themselves a steady diet of books and other information as a source of inspiration and continuous improvement to better themselves and their organizations. I myself am continuously reading, or listening to, business books, magazines, and other such sources.