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Turn Your Idea into a Business

Missoula's vibrant entrepreneurial community is rich with resources to help you get your business off the ground.

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Do you have an idea with business potential?

Over the past decade, Montana has consistently ranked as a top state for entrepreneurial activity by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In 2017, The Kauffman Foundation released the findings of a study of entrepreneurship in Montana that focused on entrepreneurship ecosystems in Missoula. Our high level of entrepreneurship, dense networks of support, global businesses, high quality workforce, and quality of life make Missoula a prime place to start a business.

How to get started? Missoula’s Small Business Development Center and the Blackstone LaunchPad are two local resources to help you get your idea off the ground. Both housed on the University of Montana’s main campus adjacent to downtown Missoula, these resources offer business plan support, mentorship, and more.

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