In response to COVID-19, the Small Business Development Center/Rock 31 Program have partnered with Big Sky Economic Development, Headwaters RC&D, Great Northern Development Corporation, and the MDT Small Business Enterprise Program to present the Rise & Restore Small Business Summit. This event will take place on April 14, 2022, 8:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M. at The Billings Depot, 2310 Montana Ave, Billings, MT.


Nikki Edmonds, creator, and owner of Canty Boots®, will be 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.


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: Marketing Strategies, Human Resources, Top Apps that are Changing Small Business, and Business Culture.  You will hear from a panel of prevalent industries on how they pivoted during covid.  Watch the documentary “Edge of the Plains” following the stories of inspiring entrepreneurs in unexpected places, sign up for on-site tours, and finish the day with Bingo and prizes.


This live event will be focused on Covid-19 recovery and where do we go from here. Please use the following link to register: https://mtsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/5229.


The Small Business Development Center is excited to host you in Billings on April 14th, 2022 for the Rise and Restore Small Business Summit.  The latest information will always be available at www.rock31.org and www.bigskyeconomicdevelopment.org


*Advanced registration is required! If you have any questions, please reach out to Kayla Vokral, at Kayla@bigskyeda.org or call 406-254-6014.