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Summer Exporting Trainings

Have you considered exporting your products? Join us at one of our summer trainings! 

Friday, February 28, 2020

How to Display Your Products for Maximum Impact

Whether a trade show, farmers market, craft fair or retail setting, how you display your products has a direct impact on your business. Curating your display space thoughtfully can influence a customer’s first impression. As a producer, how can you ensure buyers make a beeline for your featured products in a show setting? How can you maximize your retail space to make customers stay longer and buy more? 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Five Ways to Protect Your Work

The ins and outs of copyright, trademark, licensing and more.

As producers you may wonder if you need to copyright or trademark your products, branding or logos. Here’s the good news: you already own any original work you create. Copyright and trademark exist to protect an artist’s original work and gives the artists authority to allow others to use or reproduce their work. Here are some resources. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

What To Do When Your Membership Is Deactivated

If you notice your listing isn’t showing up on our website, if you can’t order stickers, or if you forgot to respond to renewal reminders, your Made in Montana listing may have been deactivated.

The most common question we receive is: “My listing was deactivated! What do I do?”

Don’t stress!  We’re here to help you and get your listing back up and running.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Tips from a Retailer

How can you differentiate yourself in the world of wholesale and retail? Gwen Croghan of Chalet Market gave us her take.

The 2019 Made in Montana Tradeshow is coming up on March 15 an 16! With that in mind, we wanted to share a few tips on how to excel in the retail space from last year’s winner of our Retailer of the Year award: Gwen Croghan of Chalet Market in Belgrade.

The charming chalet-style store was first opened in 1976 by a group of local ranchers who were looking for a way to locally sell their meat. Croghan bought the store in 2012, and carries on this tradition by sourcing her products locally, regionally and from across Montana – in addition to producing her own.

Croghan sat down with us to tell us what she looks for when sourcing product and how producers can increase their impact in the retail space.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Marketing Matters: 5 Steps to Improve Your Photography

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Content is King and in the over-saturated digital world in which we live, we know this fact can seem daunting. Photography is a beast, so we outlined 5 basic steps to help you manifest the content of your dreams and stand out online and in print.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Are You Taking Full Advantage of Your Membership?

Being a Member of Made in Montana means you hold yourself to a high standard of quality. But are you doing everything you can to take full advantage of your Membership and association with the Made in Montana Program?

Here are a few tips to ensure you’re getting as much out of the program as possible whether you’re a maker or retailer.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

3 Tips to Maximize Holiday Sales

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The holidays are fast approaching, and with them, the annual zeal from shoppers as they prepare for the season. How can you ensure your business stands out? It really comes down to following your business values and making an effort to connect within your community.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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