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Rocky Mountain Bank to Co-Sponsor Maximizing Business Value Program

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Bozeman, Montana, March 31, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Bank invites local businesses to ‘maximize their business value’ by taking part in the “Be In The Five” webinar and workshop series set to begin on April 7, 2017, at the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center at Montana State University.

Co-hosted by Rocky Mountain Bank, the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) and Strategic Value Advisors, the goal of the series is to “educate business owners on the fundamentals of building business value, reducing risks and options for drawing wealth from the business as part of a comprehensive personal financial plan. The name of the series refers to the small percentage of business owners who successfully and satisfactorily sell their businesses,” according to MMEC.

The program will consist of four hour-long webinars, plus one of three half-day capstone workshops held in Billings, Bozeman and Kalispell. The webinars will cover topics including:

  • Why are some businesses worth more than others in the eyes of investors and buyers?
  • What are the key drivers and detractors of value in a business, and how can business owners reinforce the drivers of value?
  • What are the different options for reducing business risk, making assets more liquid and turning a business into a profitable investment and not just a source of income?
  • How can employers engage with employees to identify drivers of value in a business?

Webinars will be held on April 7, 14, 21 and May 5 from Noon to 1:00 p.m. The capstone workshops will be held from Noon to 4:00 p.m. on May 15 in Billings, May 16 in Bozeman and May 18 in Kalispell.

In order to attend one of the workshops, participants must first complete the webinars. The workshops will offer opportunities for discussion with other business owners and to consult privately with Montana Manufacturing Extension Center and Strategic Value Advisors experts. Access to recordings of the webinars will also be provided to program participants.

“Keep in mind if you can’t attend the in-person webinars, you can register, watch the recorded webinars at your convenience, and still be eligible to attend the workshops,”
noted Alistair Stewart, Senior Business Advisor at the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center.

“MMEC staff will be available to assist with webinar materials and additional takeaways.”

The fee for the program is $995. For more details and to register, please visit or .