Start A Business

Starting a Business?

Here’s a step-by-step list of everything you’ll need.

Launching a business in Montana is easy, but you’ll need to do a few things before you can operate. These tools and requirements provide a checklist of how to launch your business. If you get stuck along the way, that’s what we’re here for – your business IS our business! Contact us or drop by for assistance on your business idea or to get answers to your questions.

1. Write a business plan.

2. Market Research

3. Prepare Financial Projections

4. Choose Your Business Structure

5. Register your business name.

6. Get a tax identification number

7. Identify regulations and laws for business.

8. Choose your location

9. Secure financing.

10. Obtain business and professional licenses and permits


How MWED Can Help

Stuck on a step? Have questions that need answers? Montana West Economic Development is staffed with knowledgeable professionals who will help you get from A to B. Phone calls are welcome, 406.257.7711, and emails greeted at .

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