Governor Bullock Announces Phase 2 Reopening

Click here to view the directive which provides the conditions for the second phase of the phased reopening of Montana.

There have been many changes as a result of this virus, but through it all the many communities we are fortunate to work in have shown what truly makes our region great: innovation, resiliency and the ability to band together for the common good. 


We have seen an incredible outpouring of support across all of our economic sectors and all of our communities coming together to keep our economy moving forward the best that it can. Our organization has been on the front line of helping the many small businesses in every town and city that we serve by adjusting our loan programs, providing guidance to our congressional delegation on programs that will support our mainstreams and offering one on one support to numerous small businesses. 


Through this difficult time our team is diligently working to create new ways to support businesses and are available to answer any questions you may have. We will get through this, and we will be stronger and closer because of it.​


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

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Federal, state, and local programs offering loan funds to small businesses. 

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Links to resources and information for businesses covering a wide range of topics. 


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Other financial aid to businesses that are helping with the challenges from COVID-19 virus.

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Thanks to these organizations, there are grant funds available to small businesses affected by COVID-19.

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Receive counseling with  business advisors to help your business reopen successfully.

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"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about." – Margaret J. Wheatley


Tips & Strategies for Business owners

1.  Learn about loans and grants than can help

2.  Develop an online store

3.  Make events, webinars, or classes virtual

4.  Offer discounts for take-out or delivery

5.  Provide updates on your social media

6.  Develop a plan for over-the-phone or online gift cards or certificates

7.  Develop a contingency plan

8.  Communicate plans to customers & staff

9.  Create an email marketing account

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