Miles city business ideas
Posted by LJR (+31) 8 years ago
What kind of businesses or services does Miles City need? Is there a need for tutoring? Products you like that you wish were readily available? Things that would be helpful for oil patch workers? I know there has been this kind of discussion in the past, but wonder about current ideas. Thanks!
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Posted by B&M (+212) 8 years ago
Miles City needs a pet boarding business.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15369) 8 years ago
Miles City needs a blue collar bar... or so I'm told.
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Posted by Kacey (+3161) 8 years ago
I think a co-op would be amazing. Get a bunch of people together and buy the old Ben Franklin building. Sell shoes, clothes, and other things that are in short supply in MC. It is a huge building. Someone could run the lunch counter. Crafts and hobby supplies are also needed. So many ideas. And each dollar spent there would be one less going to Walmart!
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+761) 8 years ago
I hear tell that Miles City needs an indoor pool, and a YMCA.
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Posted by snickers (+821) 8 years ago
A craft store
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1906) 8 years ago
Whatever business gets started needs to be decently capitalized. I have seen several folks open a business on a wing and prayer rather than adequate funding and decent business plan. They open. They close.
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Posted by celeste williams (+160) 8 years ago
We need an Olive Garden. I'm getting tired of ordering my salad dressing over the internet.
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3262) 8 years ago
I agree with Tim W. A Rec Center would be so great. Whenever I am in Parker, CO, I take my granddaughter to a Rec Center for Swimming. So many things going on in the building...so much for families to do together and the cost per family is $60/month.
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Posted by LJR (+31) 8 years ago
Thanks everyone. The co-op idea sounds interesting. Anyone else think that would fly?
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Posted by LJR (+31) 8 years ago
Forsyth has a pool that seems to be barely able to stay open. Would we have enough support here to keep one going?
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2165) 8 years ago
At least a couple more bars
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18248) 8 years ago
A sushi bar.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3857) 8 years ago
I have always thought that a topless shoeshine stand on Main Street would bring a certain panache to the central business district. The capital outlay would be minimal and the returns would be substantial.
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Posted by Marty Scheid (+225) 8 years ago
I am all for Tucker's idea as long as he is NOT one of the shoe shiners! LOL
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Posted by Cindy Stalcup (+587) 8 years ago
You are on the right track to be considering a service business. I do not live in Miles City so I can not be specific about a need. However, bonded cleaning services are in demand most everywhere.
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Posted by opalz (+331) 8 years ago
an asian market
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12372) 8 years ago
What we really need is a shoe/clothing store that is not Wally World, not western wear and not athletic wear. Which requires knowledge and capitalization.
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Posted by Brandy Allen (-2409) 8 years ago
There are tons of services and goods that are needed in this town, none of which are more important than something positive that kids can join that doesn't cost a fortune, can be done all year, and you don't have to make a commitment to it. Yes, I am talking about a skating rink! I have been actively trying to start a rink in Miles City for over a year, but I have came up against bankers and business men who only really want to back anything but retail, and restaurants, and casinos. I can't blame them they are familiar with those business models. A new rink is long over due especially with all the new ones popping up around us. We can start friendly rivals with nearby speed teams and provide the town with a new attraction. LET ME KNOW HOW MANY OF YOU OUT THERE THINK THIS SOUNDS FUN!!
YES ROLLER SKATING!!
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Posted by David Schott (+18207) 8 years ago
Wingstop:
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Posted by Kacey (+3161) 8 years ago
A 24 hour veterinarian clinic is urgently needed.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2165) 8 years ago
I still say more bars
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Posted by j2r (+142) 8 years ago
Brandy Allen -
A roller skating rink would be awesome!! Plus, with a rink we could have ROLLER DERBY. Billings needs some more competition!!
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Posted by Brandy Allen (-2409) 8 years ago
Got to love roller derby! Let's face it everything is better on roller blades! We have a business plan, skates, and the will to enact it just short of funding 20,000 more and we could see this happen. It's been a long road.
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Posted by Forsyth Mike (+484) 8 years ago
Forsyth has a pool that seems to be barely able to stay open.

If not for about $80-90,000 in tax dollars yearly, it would NOT be able to stay open.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3857) 8 years ago
Roller Derby and Miles City. That is a plan.

http://goldcoastderbygrrl...track.jpeg
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Posted by Shu (+1796) 8 years ago
Roller skating rink was done a few years ago. Parkway Rollercade...it lasted maybe a couple years but ultimately didn't make it. Was fun while it lasted, though.
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Posted by Ross (+140) 8 years ago
Parkway Rollercade was 30+ years ago.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15369) 8 years ago
What kind of businesses or services does Miles City need? Is there a need for tutoring? Products you like that you wish were readily available? Things that would be helpful for oil patch workers?


Gave Gunnar time to point this out and apparently he isn't going to do it; the ultimate serive business addressing the questions above involves a stripper pole.

And a business called KC's axe grinding service available 24/7/365 would be good.
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