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Marketing as if you were bigger begins with an understanding of what the big brands do and, maybe more importantly, what they don’t do. Here...
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Posted on Nov 20, 2018
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International trade involves a lot of rules, regulations and terms that can be confusing to a small business owner, but that shouldn’t stop you from...
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Posted on Nov 19, 2018
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For nearly 40 years, Wyoming has been the largest coal producer in the United States. Its communities and their identities have been inextricably tied to the resource,...
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Posted on Nov 16, 2018
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CHEYENNE — If you’re looking to start up a business, the Wyoming Business Council may be the best place to start. The council launched applications Monday...
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Posted on Nov 15, 2018
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(StatePoint) If you’ve ever considered going into business for yourself, you may have wondered whether opening a franchise is right for you. Learning more about...
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Posted on Nov 14, 2018
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Hunting, fishing and wildlife watching on Bureau of Land Management lands generate more than $3 billion in economic activity annually, according to...
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Posted on Nov 13, 2018
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On Aug. 31, the Wyoming Broadband Advisory Council officially adopted the Wyoming Broadband Plan as its guiding document in efforts to expand and improve broadband...
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Posted on Nov 12, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors voted unanimously Monday to refine a proposal to study opportunities and challenges to building USDA-inspected meat processing plants in Wyoming. The...
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Posted on Nov 11, 2018
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During the week of Oct. 1, 2018, representatives of the Wyoming Business Council and Wyoming producers are in Taipei, Taiwan, as part of an ongoing trade mission to develop a small-but-steady...
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Posted on Nov 09, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council launched applications this week for two new grant programs aimed at helping startups in Wyoming thrive. The programs are an outcome of economic diversification...
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Posted on Nov 08, 2018
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The Wyoming Council for Women (WCW) is accepting nominations for the Woman Entrepreneur Award until Nov. 1.  The Council developed the brand-new Entrepreneur Award to recognize and support female-owned businesses in...
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Posted on Nov 07, 2018
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Historically, it’s been relatively easy to obtain a decent paying job in Wyoming without any more schooling than a high school diploma. According to the United...
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Posted on Oct 08, 2018
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CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Business Council, with financial assistance from the state, is laying groundwork for new international trading with Taiwan and, eventually, the larger...
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Posted on Oct 05, 2018
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The Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming Committee or ENDOW presented a 20-year plan to the legislature’s Joint Revenue, Business and Economic Development Committee and...
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Posted on Oct 03, 2018
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Wyoming is ranked 42nd in the nation for growth of women-owned businesses since 2007, with a 22 percent increase in that time. That’s compared to...
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Posted on Oct 01, 2018
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SHERIDAN — Wyoming has long debated how it could develop a more diversified economy that is not as vulnerable to the boom-and-bust cycles caused by...
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Posted on Sep 28, 2018
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As elk hunting season begins sportsmen and -women will find — or seek to find — more than 104,800 elk in the state, a figure...
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Posted on Sep 26, 2018
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Shortly after the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would roll back methane regulations on the nation’s oil and gas industry, officials from Wyoming Department of...
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Posted on Sep 24, 2018
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Colorado-based Techstars, a firm focused on helping entrepreneurs launch new companies, is holding a "Startup Weekend" Sept. 21-23 at the University of Wyoming. Techstars Startup Weekends are...
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Posted on Sep 20, 2018
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The Wyoming Economic Development Association, Wyoming Main Street and Wyoming Chamber organizations will come together for a joint 2018 Fall Conference on Sept. 18-21 at the Roundhouse &...
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Posted on Sep 19, 2018
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The largest economic development investment in the history of the state of Wyoming is coming, and businesses in the Cheyenne area need to prepare themselves to...
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Posted on Sep 18, 2018
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Coal has driven Wyoming’s economy for decades — the state sits on a rich abundance of coal reserves. But the world is slowly moving away from...
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Posted on Aug 29, 2018
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Cash flow issues seem to be a concern for many small businesses. They often stem from a limited understanding of the components of cash flow...
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Posted on Aug 22, 2018
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Having been born in Rock Springs and lived in Wyoming until graduating from the University of Wyoming, I care a lot about the Equality State...
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Posted on Aug 15, 2018
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If you’re looking for more customers for your business, you might wanted to consider the world’s largest purchaser: the U.S. Government. You might be surprised...
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Posted on Aug 08, 2018
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Every year, the federal government provides $2.5 billion in funding to help innovators bring their ideas to market. Last year alone, the Wyoming Small Business...
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Posted on Aug 02, 2018
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Caitlin Long's campaign to make Wyoming more fintech friendly Caitlin Long ’94 left Wyoming for Harvard Law School and the career on Wall Street that followed,...
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Posted on Jul 31, 2018
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Each year, mayors across the nation detail their vision for their city’s future in a seminal address—their state of the city speech. These speeches have...
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Posted on Jul 25, 2018
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Gov. Matt Mead authorized a loan Monday of up to $5 million to DBJJDM Enterprises for the operation of WyoTech Institute in Laramie.  "The community of Laramie, state legislators, education leaders and others worked with...
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Posted on Jul 18, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council has hired Russell Elliott, a business operations professional and telecommunications expert with an M.B.A, as the new Broadband Manager for the state of...
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Posted on Jul 13, 2018
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Gov. Matt Mead has recommended 25 neighborhoods and regionsacross Wyoming for special tax benefits under the federal Republican tax plan passed by Congress a few months...
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Posted on Jul 09, 2018
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The buzzwords at Wyoming’s Legislature rarely change. For decades, lawmakers have talked about whether spending delivers enough “bang for the buck” or whether a bill...
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Posted on Jul 04, 2018
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WYOMING — Spring green is returning to Wyoming’s vast prairies, and newborn calves are tottering into view behind the wire fences of family ranches across the...
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Posted on Jul 02, 2018
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SHERIDAN — As Wyoming legislative committees begin their month-long study sessions to prepare for the 2019 general session, much of the focus centers on facilitating...
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Posted on Jun 29, 2018
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Casper’s economic development agency is looking to boost central Wyoming’s aerospace industry by attracting more government contracts to the region. The group’s leaders believe it’s...
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Posted on Jun 27, 2018
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Following one of America’s “scenic byways” offers boundless flexibility for choosing one’s getaway plan. They’re the miniature versions, if you will, of the ambitious nationwide “auto...
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Posted on Jun 25, 2018
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Following one of America’s “scenic byways” offers boundless flexibility for choosing one’s getaway plan. They’re the miniature versions, if you will, of the ambitious nationwide “auto...
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Posted on Jun 20, 2018
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Jon Cordonier and his wife have been visiting Buffalo for nearly 30 years. They always talked about the town as a place to retire.  They recently took that...
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Posted on Jun 18, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council is asking businesses across the state for help identifying specific local, state and federal regulations which may be impeding or delaying licensing and...
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Posted on Jun 11, 2018
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Upton is located 70 miles east of thirteen open pit coal mines, including the Thunder Basin Coal Mine, the nation's largest. You can arrange to have guided tours to learn more about this critical industry in northeast Wyoming. Upton and Newcastle are on the railroad right-of-way that ships most of the coal to midwestern and eastern markets. There is an average of 75 Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad trains that pass through Weston County daily. This is a train watchers heaven!