Business Resources

for Small Businesses

Check out other forms of assistance and resources for your small business that may help  in the form of credits, advertising, deferments, and more.
Important Updates:

Governor has Declared a State of Emergency, Read Declaration

Governor Announced Directive and Guidance for the Phased Reopening of Montana and Established Conditions for Phase One, Read Directive 


Governor’s Phased Approach to Reopening the Big Sky, Read Plan

Resources & Guides

State of Montana Joint Information Center - Resources for citizens, businesses, employers, media, community partners, and state employees.

Mainstreet MT Rural Partners - The Rural Partners project focuses on empowering small towns in Montana to stay ahead, support their efforts, and ensure economic opportunities are shared throughout the state. 

MT Dept. of Commerce - Please visit this one-stop-shop for business, community, and housing recovery resources to utilize during this crisis.


OSHA - A publication on Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act - The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.


Open for Business Hub - The Open for Business Hub lists technology companies that are helping small businesses by enabling remote work throughout this period.

Find the list of offers here.


Family Resources - Need help sorting through all the information out there on COVID-19? Check the new Zero to Five Page on the website to help you navigate all the info and resources. There are sections for Parents/Caregivers, Child Care Providers and more.


Seated Hotline – Free Finance and Law Hotline for Restaurant Owners

The Montana Business Adaptation Program - This program will provide reimbursement for COVID-19 expenses related to keeping staff and businesses safe – from the purchase of personal protective equipment to resources needed for staff to work remotely.

The Tourism Education Program- This program will make available $15 million in CARES Act funding to carry out a statewide informational campaign to educate visitors prior to and after arriving in Montana.