How to Start a Small Business in the State of Montana

Are you looking to start a small business in the state of Montana? Not sure of where to find information? Some great resources online are:
1. Montana Small Business Development Centre
The sbdc site under mt and gov extenstions is a site has information containing local offices, business online training, start-up tools, business facts, licenses, country by county stats and regional maps and resources. If you click on county by country stats you will find a 2004 edition jobs clients, $ size and projects that were in progress by county. This information may be useful in determining where there may be the most need or where there was growth. You can find out more information by contacting them directly. There is one-to-one counselling and there is a central centre in the state capital as well as 10 other centres. There is also a training library with a virtual campus online.
2. Business under the gov extension state site
The Montana Small Business quide on this site is a great resource for starting a small business, registering and licensing, loans and grant searches, paying taxes, employment laws and industry information.
3. gaebaler under the com extension is a incubator site
This is a great site if you are looking for a listing of small business incubators. There is also a link for investors, as the Chicago private equity firm comprises of successful entrepreneurs and investors with strong entrepreneurial and investing track records. There is also a list of venture capital firms in Montana, networking organizations in the state and information on programs sponsored by the state. If you are looking for ways to find sources of equity or financing for your business this may be the site for you.


Mr. Des Marais has operated small businesses for over 20 years. He has been a consultant and held positions in some of the fastest growing companies in Canada. He has held past management positions in retail, tourism, hospitality and sales for a variety of companies. He has increased sales by 200% in 2 months for an herbal doctor; increased sales by 30% in 4 months for a major Canadian Big Box Retailer; 200% sales increase 3 times in a row for a service-based small business and helped several en...

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