Build your own website bootcamp being offered!

KRose Marketing is hosting a Website Bootcamp course starting on November 6th. If you have been putting off your website because you aren’t sure where to start or you don’t have the budget to pay $1000+ for a website, this class is for you! Let us teach you how to build a website using the Squarespace that looks like a professional designer created it. After the 4 class course, you’ll have a fully functioning custom website. The class is limited to 5 seats. Sign up here:

 Montana Women’s Business Center Events Coming Up

Prospera and the Montana Womens Business Center has the following events that may be of interest to Bozeman BPW members.  For all events please register at, call 406-587-3113, or email


Tuesday, October 30

Government Contracting + Business Resource Expo and Meet & Greet

9am-Noon | MMEC | Free

Do you want to sell your business or product for the government? This is for you!

In partnership with MT DOT Small Business Program, PTAC, SBDC and MMEC


Friday, November 2

A Coach’s Approach to Management Class with Karen Lum

8:30am-3pm | MMEC | Prospera members $150, Non-Members $200

In partnership with MT DOT Small Business Program, SBDC and MMEC


Fridays, November 2 + 9 + 16

Finance Up: Personal Finance Class to Create Your Budget + Build Wealth

9am-Noon each session | Members $125, Non-Members $175, 2nd attendee $75

Sponsored by First Security Bank, Silverman Law PLLC, Alex Buell-Edward Jones


Tuesdays, November 6 + 13 + 20

Power Up: Create Your Business, Financial, & Marketing Plan

9:00am-noon each session | Members $200, Non-Members $250, 2nd company representative, $100

Sponsored by First Security Bank, SBDC, MMEC and SCORE


Friday, November 9

33rd Annual Prospera Business of Excellence Awards Dinner & Celebration

5:30-9pm | Best Western Plus GranTree Inn Bozeman

Prospera Members $85 | Non-Members $100 |

Member Table $700 | Non-Member Table $800

Presented by First Security Bank | Sponsorship deadline is Friday, October 12


Wednesday, November 28

Social Media Basics—Optimizing Your Online Presence

9-noon | MMEC | Members $30, Non-members $40

In partnership with MT DOT  Small Business Program, SBDC, MMEC


Tuesday, December 4

Bookkeeping ABC’s

9-noon | MMEC | Members $40, Non-members $55

In partnership with MT DOT  Small Business Program, SBDC, MMEC


Thursday, December 13

Women Owned Business Tour — Salted Caramel

12-1 | Free | Meet at Salted Caramel

In partnership with the Downtown Business Association



On October 30, the Montana Women’s Business Center, Montana Small Business Development Center, Montana Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and Prospera Business Network will present a workshop on “How to Get Government Contracts for the Small Business Owner” Attendees will meet representatives from nine federal and state agencies and also have the opportunity to get connected with the Montana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and receive no-cost business counseling from the Montana Women’s Business Center and Montana Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Register Here

The workshop will be held as an open house from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center Conference Room, 2310 University Way, Bldg. 2, Bozeman. There is no charge this training. Visit or call 406-587-3113 for additional information and registration.

Flyer Govt Contracting Resource Expo

The Montana Women’s Business Center is a program of Prospera Business Network and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact us at or (406) 587-3113 to make arrangements.


 AAUW “Start Smart” Salary Negotiation Workshop at the Rialto

An announcement from Märtha Welander and Casey Kennedy, MSU Women In Science & Engineering graduate students:

MSU’s Women In Science and Engineering graduate students invite professionals in the Bozeman community to join them alongside faculty, research staff and graduate students from Montana State University at this year’s 2018 WISE Conference, “Next Steps & Climbing the Ladder” on Saturday, November 3rd. The day will focus on professional and social development including a salary negotiation workshop by AAUW and keynote by 500 Women Scientists co-ounder Jane Zelikova. In addition to this there will be plenty of sustenance and prizes.

When:  Saturday, November 3rd, 10am – 6pm
Where:  The Rialto, 10 W. Main St. Bozeman

For more information and to register to attend, please follow this link:

 Montana PBS Announces Non-Partisan Debates Featuring Candidates for U.S. House and U.S. Senate

The BPW Legislative Committee would like to share with BPW Members the following press release from Montana PBS announcing non-partisan candidate debates this fall. These debates are meant to be informational and educational, hosted by PBS leading into the upcoming elections.  We encourage BPW members to tune in to these debates on television and/or radio:

                                                            August 2, 2018

Montana PBS Announces Debates Featuring Candidates for U.S. House and U.S. Senate

Montana PBS will host United States Senate and United States House of Representatives candidate debates this fall.

On Saturday, September 29 in Missoula, Democratic incumbent Sen. Jon Tester and Republican Montana Auditor Matt Rosendale will discuss issues as they face off for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

On Saturday, October 6 in BozemanRepublican incumbent Rep. Greg Gianforte will debate Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams.

Both debates will broadcast at 7:00 p.m. across the state on Montana PBS and will be studio based without a live audience. Montana PBS journalists John Twiggs and Anna Rau will ask questions of the candidates and facilitate the discussion. The debates will be simulcast live on Montana Public Radio.

In the weeks preceding the debates, Montana PBS and Montana Public Radio will solicit questions on social media from their viewers and listeners to potentially ask the candidates.

“It is part of our Montana PBS mission to inform the citizens of our state,” Montana PBS general manager Aaron Pruitt said. “We hope the debates will shed light on the candidates and their positions before Montanans cast their votes.”

The broadcast of the debates is made possible with production support from the Greater Montana Foundation encouraging communications on issues, trends and values of importance to present and future generations of Montanans.

Montana PBS (KUFM-TV in Missoula, KUSM-TV in Bozeman, KUKL-TV in Kalispell, KBGS-TV in Billings, KUGF-TV in Great Falls and KUHM-TV in Helena) is a service of the University of Montana and Montana State University.

For more information, visit or contact: Ray Ekness, Director, UM Broadcast Media Center,  406-243-4154 or Aaron Pruitt, MontanaPBS general manager, 406-994-5021.