Rise & Restore Small Business Summit, Minnow Tank Business Competition To Be Held in Sidney

In response to COVID-19, Great Northern Development Corporation has partnered with Headwaters RC&D, America’s Small Business Development Center of Montana, Big Sky Economic Development, and the MDT Small Business Enterprise Program to present the Rise & Restore Small Business Summit. This event took place on April 12, 2022 at Richland Event Center followed by the Minnow Tank Business Competition.

Nikki Edmundson, creator, and owner of Canty Boots®, was featured as keynote speaker. Nikki, of (cantyboots.com), disassembles and redesigns standard cowboy boots into short one-of-a-kind ankle boots with pizazz. Nikki, together with her husband, raise their four children on a cattle ranch, continuing to access and disrupt the massive western fashion industry all while living in a town without a stoplight.

Canty Boots® is coming up on 12 years building a brand, 3 years with a full retail location and over 12 retailers nationwide. Canty Boots® have been seen on the feet of reality TV stars, athletes, models and singers maintaining a signature look while also evolving and bringing customers back for more. Join us as Nikki shares her trial and errors, getting comfortable with failure, building a brand through storytelling, and business during and after COVID.

Throughout the day attendees will have the opportunity to attend multiple breakout sessions including; Quickbooks, Digital Marketing Strategies, Human Resources, Cash Flow, and Breakeven Analysis. Also, you will hear from a panel of prevalent industries and how they pivoted during COVID.


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