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

Registering Your Business in the State of Montana

Applying for an Employer Identification Number with the IRS

State of Montana Licenses

Find your Regional SBDC Office


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
Guide to Starting a Business
E-Commerce Guide: How to Sell Online
The TriStart Matrix (e-book written by Billings Regional Director Dena Johnson)

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

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

Other:
Financial Workbook Template
Personal Financial Statement Document
Search Engine Optimization 101 Powerpoint


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