Montana Small Business Development Center provides tools & guidance to help small businesses with online guides for startup, licensing, legal, lending, planning, & finance. The local office is in Havre. (406) 399-1557.
SBDC Small Biz Online Resource Guide
Training events calendar: paid & free, virtual & location based
To obtain your NAICS code
Veteran Entrepreneurs have many resources available to them to begin businesses
Remote Work Certificate Program This online certification is facilitated by MSU Extension and the next session begins in early September at a reduced rate of $199
Bear Paw Development Corporation is part of Montana Regional Economic Development based in Havre that covers Hill, Liberty, Chouteau, Blaine, & Phillips counties.
Montana Small Business Administration helps small business owners and entrepreneurs to succeed through counseling, capital, expertise, & resources. Montana's office is located in Helena. (406) 441-1081.
Free online courses for starting & running a business
Steps for starting a business, including planning, making key financial decisions, & completing a series of legal activities.
Innovate Montana connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to take their ventures to the next level of success in a global economy. Use the link to navigate to other areas and topics, such as relocating, or growing your business. Check out the Innovation Hub for connections with expert-led sessions.
CareerOneStop is a source sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor to explore career options, trainings, and jobs.
Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development This office is charged with supporting the business community & workforce of the state to grow the economy.
Brings together all state permits & licenses in one location
This resource has a list of incentives to attract businesses to Montana
Native American Development Corporation + MT Indian Business Alliance promotes private Indian business development by supporting Montana Indian Entrepreneurs. Free online business education courses with videos & worksheets are available.
Montana Women's Business Center focuses on providing confidential business counseling & training services to women entrepreneurs. It is a critical resource to those who are economically or socially disadvantaged.
Strategyzer provides templates for the Business Model Canvas, the Value Proposition Canvas, Business Portfolio, & other helpful tools.