The Governor’s Office of Economic Development wants to make the licensing and permitting process as simple and painless as possible for your business. Here you’ll find the necessary contacts for getting your business up and running. There is no general business license for the State of Montana. However, some cities do require a local business license. Check with your City’s government offices.
* Assumed Business Names – To register a new business name
* Limited Partnerships
* Limited Liability Partnerships
* Limited Liability Companies
* Nonprofit & For-profit Corporations
* Trademarks – Montana only
Small businesses are critical to the economic vitality and stability of the Montana economy. The Secretary of State’s Office offers support and step-by-step information you as you launch your new business venture.
From the Department of Commerce, help starting a business or assistance in helping your business grow to become more profitable.
Small businesses are critical to the economic vitality and stability of the Montana economy. The Secretary of State’s Office is here to serve you as you launch your new business venture. The information included on this page may not be inclusive of all the requirements you may need to successfully start your business. It is recommended that you seek appropriate legal and/or financial advice before making important business decisions
Information about the SBA, an organization dedicated to maintaining and strengthening the nation’s economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses.
This service allows you to file your annual report with the Secretary of State’s Office.
Monthly labor statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor & Industry.
Tax forms plus information about taxes, licenses, fees and permits, electronic filing and payment, due dates, tax incentives, business tax assistance, the tax appeal process, and much more.
From the Department of Commerce, a variety of programs aimed at improving, enhancing, and diversifying Montana’s economic and business climate.
A nonprofit organization whose purpose is to help businesses establish and strengthen their international commercial capabilities.
A central information source for on-location filmmakers. The Montana Film Office works with producers to find locations that fit their script, as well as act as their liaison through every phase of production.