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posted on 2 April 2018
MarComm Program – Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan
When it comes to building a house, you don’t start with pouring a foundation, erecting walls and then start thinking about where to put the kitchen, bedrooms and other features. The process begins when the draftsman lays out all those details and results in the creation of a home plan complete with construction drawings that guide the construction of the house.
posted on 5 March 2018
4 Steps To Improve Your Integrated Marketing Communication Plan
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.
Business Bitz
posted on 5 February 2018
Oil Retakes Top Spot in State GDP as Bakken Economy Rebounds
“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.
Business Bitz
posted on 15 January 2018
FlowCore Systems - Williston Manufacturing Company, a Reprise
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
Millennials Matter – Challenging Leaders to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders
Business Bitz
posted on 3 December 2017
MedScan Laboratory – Family Business Seizes Growth Opportunities
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.
Business Bitz
posted on 6 November 2017
2017 Market Review – Reflecting on the Economic Indicators
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.
Business Bitz
posted on 16 October 2017
Craig’s Small Engine Repair – 30 Years Working in God-Given Talent
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.