Workplace Resources

The Women's Foundation of Montana strives to connect women with the resources they need to succeed in the workplace and as business-owners.

Below is a list of available resources to support you and your business.

Montana Business Navigator- The Business Navigator contains a wealth of resources and information organized in a step-by-step process so you can plan, start, operate, and expand your business in Montana.

BlackStone LaunchPad (MSU) – The Blackstone LaunchPad is an entrepreneur resource for students, alumni, and faculty offering coaching, ideation, and venture creation support.

Pursue Your Passions (Blackstone LaunchPad- UM) - PYP builds educational, experimental, and entrepreneurial programs for Montana women to create more equitable, prosperous, and collaborative futures for all.

Headwaters – Part of the SBDC network, provides business plan development, market assistance, financial technical assistance, and low-cost training for Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Granite, Jefferson, Madison, Powell, and Silver Bow counties.

Guide to Business Basics for Kids – Helpful resource from the University of Alabama (Thank you, PowerHouse Kailey!) directed for youth-based learning and teaching about the value of money, small business savvy, and finance basics.

Prospera Montana Women’s Business Center – The Montana WBC is focused on providing confidential business counseling and training services to women entrepreneurs. Their services also include information on building business plans, financing, grants, government contracting, and international trade.

Montana Business and Professional Women Foundation – Montana BPW Foundation provides financial assistance and educational seminars, training, and business development.

Montana Indian Business Alliance – The Montana Indian Business Alliance promotes private Indian business development by maximizing and developing business and entrepreneurial tools for Montana Indians, news and events, reservation economy data, and tribal tools for utilizing government resources.

Montana Small Business Development Centers – The SBDC network supports ten centers around the state, focusing on counseling in areas such as financial analysis, business planning, training and workshops, and loan packaging assistance.

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers – PTAC offers personal, timely counseling and training on contracting with the government.

Montana Chamber of Commerce – Montana Chamber of Commerce, through advocacy, education, and collaboration, works to provide an empowered and educated workforce, reduce business growth obstacles, and advance positions that promote success for Montana businesses.

Montana Community Development Corporation – Montana & Idaho CDC’s mission is to provide financing and consulting services that transform the lives of individuals and strengthen community prosperity. They are a good resource for loans and counseling.

Montana Community Finance Corporation – MCFC’s role is to package, process, close and service SBA 504 loans in the state of Montana. They work with the business owner to tailor a financing package that meets program guidelines and the credit criteria of the business.

Montana Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program – The MDT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program encourages and supports the participation of companies owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in transportation contracts.

Montana Economic Developers Association – The Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) is an association of economic development professionals. They provide various services including resource team assessments and information on tax incentives and grants.