How to Start a Business In Montana
Here are some things to consider when trying to start a business in the state of Montana.
Getting Started– Montana has a web page to help you get started with your business: http://sos.mt.gov/Business/Startup/
- Register your business name.
You may need to register a name for your business. Find out more here: http://sos.mt.gov/business/Names/index.asp
If you need help choosing a business name: 12 Tips to Help Choose a Business Name
- Select your business structure.
Determine what business structure you wish to have: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. http://sos.mt.gov/business/Models/index.asp
- Register your business.
You may be required to register your business with your state. Find out more here: http://sos.mt.gov/business/toolkit/index.asp
- Open a Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your business with your new business name.
You may want to have an accountant do the work. More information about taxes here:https://revenue.mt.gov/home/businesses and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business .
- Get Liability Insurance.
Depending on what type of services you will offer, you may want to consider liability insurance.