How To Start A Business In Montana

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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/

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1.  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

  1. Open a Business Checking Account.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your business with your new business name.

  1. Taxes.

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 .

  1.  Get Liability Insurance.

Depending on what type of services you will offer, you may want to consider liability insurance.