Montana Business Resources

Here, you’ll find resources to help your business succeed.

Montana Business Financing Resources

Need guidance on funding your business? Check this regularly-updated document prepared by Mike Sparr, Founder, Goomzee, Christina Henderson, Exec. Dir., Montana High Tech Business Alliance, Sue Larew, VP, First Interstate Bank Robert Nystuen, Kalispell Market President, Glacier Bank. Click to view Table of Contents.
Updated 11-14-2016.


Employee Counseling Form

This form can be used as a guide for companies that need to document workplace performance issues and corrective actions. It was provided by Jenn Ewan, Partner with Sova, PLLC

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A New Frontier Cover

Click here to view and download a copy of the Kauffman study.

Montana Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

“A New Frontier: Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Bozeman and Missoula, Montana” is the first major study of entrepreneurship in Montana, funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The Kauffman Index has ranked Montana the #1 state for startup activity for four straight years, and this case study helps explain why. Based on 42 first person interviews with Montana entrepreneurs and support organizations, surveys, and public data, the report sheds new light on Montana’s ecosystem – our high level of entrepreneurship, dense networks of support, global businesses, high quality workforce, and high quality of life.



Tax Credits Available for Employers Hiring Unemployed Individuals in Targeted Groups

By Leslee Tschida

Did you know that your business has the opportunity to earn between $2,400 and $9,600 in tax credits for each qualified individual you hire from January 2015 through December 2019? The Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program is a federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced barriers to employment.

Learn more about the federal tax credit program and read the rest of the article here.

Exit Planning: Options for Montana Entrepreneurs

By Bryce DeGroot

The decision to sell a company or a share of equity can be driven by personal goals such as retirement, the need to free up time or capital for the next venture, or business strategy. The best exit strategy weaves together the company’s growth strategy and long-term exit planning into an outcome that maximizes value and achieves the shareholder’s personal goals.

Learn more about planning your exit strategy and read the rest of the article here.

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