Small Business Entrepreneurship in Montana
Entrepreneurship is the “engine” of our economy and it is key to the health and expansion of economic activities. The efforts of “risk takers” interested in creating and growing new companies, as well as the closure, shrinkage, and merging of other companies are at the heart of the dynamics of entrepreneurship. A society measures and analyzes what it values. However, the collection of data specific to entrepreneurship has historically lagged behind other economic indicators typically analyzed by economists, policymakers, and investors. This talk will discuss new data collection efforts, directions, dimensions and findings in the increasing amounts of research being done about entrepreneurship, as well as the impact the data may have for Montana’s economy.
Besich, Marilyn, "Small Business Entrepreneurship in Montana" (2015). Public Lecture Series. 59.