US Small Business Administration resource guide designed to help you start, grow, and expand your business.
The Lincoln County Port Authority is tasked with stimulating the economic development and prosperity of Lincoln County. The Port Authority provides general business assistance to local citizens seeking to start or grow their business. This assistance varies from specific services such as loan programs to more general business counseling and introduction to other expert partners
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, we have provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs.
SCORE provides a wide range of services to established and budding business owners alike, including: Mentoring Entrepreneurs can access free, confidential business mentoring in person at more than 250 local chapters or remotely via email, phone and video. SCORE mentors, all experts in entrepreneurship and related fields, meet with their small business clients on an ongoing basis to provide continued advice and support. Webinars and Courses on Demand SCORE regularly offers free online workshops on topics ranging from startup strategies to marketing and finance. Attendees can watch webinars live, or view recordings online on their own time. We also offer interactive courses on demand, so you can walk through each module at your own pace. Library of online resources Business owners can also benefit from SCORE’s extensive collection of eguides, templates, checklists, blogs, videos, infographics and more. We strive to provide the most relevant and current educational content to help small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed.
Montana Department of Labor and Industry
Business Programs provide financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and growth. The programs work through partnerships with public and private community based organizations and financial institutions to provide financial assistance, business development, and technical assistance to rural businesses. These programs help to provide capital, equipment, space, job training, and entrepreneurial skills that can help to start and/or grow a business. Business Programs also support the creation and preservation of quality jobs in rural areas.
Loans, loan guarantees, and grants are available to individuals, businesses, cooperatives, farmers and ranchers, public bodies, non-profit corporations, Native American Tribes, and private companies in rural communities. The financial resources of the Business Programs are often leveraged with those of other public and private credit source lenders to meet business and credit needs in under-served areas. The funding is intended to help improve the quality of life in rural communities by enhancing economic opportunities and ensuring self-sustainability for generations to come.
Our services are focused on projects that generate community wide benefit; strengthening our businesses and opportunities for job growth, and improving our community‘s attraction for our citizens, visitors and potential business investors. We offer information and financing.