Are you interested in starting a business?? Here are our most popularly requested links:

Start Up Guides to Get You Started

See below for a comprehensive list of downloadable start up guides. All of our information should be a well-rounded starting point for your small business. Contact the Lead Center if you have any questions or need more information.

Start Up Guides:
Business Start Up Checklist
E-Commerce Guide: How to Sell Online
The TriStart Matrix (e-book co-authored by former Billings Regional Director Dena Johnson)

Business 101:
Business Licensing
Legal Structures
5 C's of Lending
Hiring Employees
Market Research

The Business Plan:
Writing a Business Plan
Business Plan Template
Business 101 PowerPoint

Disaster Preparedness:
Small Business Disaster Preparedness Checklist
Guide to Conquering a Business Crisis

Financial Workbook Template
Personal Financial Statement Document
Search Engine Optimization 101 PowerPoint
Montana SBDC Online Classroom