America’s SBDCs help make the dream of small business ownership a reality for more Americans — creating jobs and opportunities that build communities throughout the nation.
See how the Montana SBDC has served its communities.
The SBDC has been a lifeline. Without their financial assistance and guidance, we would not have been able to start our business.
Beth Conroy, Owner of Conroy Care Assisted Living, Circle, MT
HAVRE COUPLE KEEPS LOCAL BUSINESS ALIVE
Rosemaree and Everett Windy Boy Jr. turned to the Havre SBDC for help purchasing the business they had both been employees at for periods of time over the past ten years. With the help of the SBDC the Windy Boys were able to retain 6 positions through the transition. With the Havre Taco Treat location being the only one in 100-miles, it was essential for the Windy Boys to purchase the franchise to keep the small business open as well as the loyal community support and customer clientele.
Tech companies started, connected, and grown by partnering with 18 investors through SBDC assistance
Central Avenue Meats, Great Falls, Montana
Central Avenue Meats Owner, Drew Hicks, talks about his craft butcher business and the assistance of Jason Nitschke, Regional Director of the Great Falls SBDC hosted by GFDA.
[The Billings SBDC's Senior Business Advisor] Kevin has been helpful. You can easily tell that he is thinking deeply about the problems you need solved and using all of his resources to help you succeed.
Jacob Troyer, Owner of JT Media Inc., Billings, MT
in disaster funding obtained by businesses assisted through the Montana SBDC
Without the SBDC I wouldn't have known where to start in starting a business. Ryan Loomis assisted me in getting everything straightened out so that I can feel confident and comfortable going into business in the proper manner.
Matthew Springett, Owner of Springett Tile, Helena, MT
CANTY BOOTS IS MONTANA'S WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR FOR 2020
Canty Boots owner Nikki Edmundson takes vintage cowboy boots and transforms them into unique cowboy boots. In 2019 with the help of the Butte SBDC, Canty opened a brand-new flagship store on her 10-acre property in Harrison, MT. From this small town, she ships her high-fashion designs to an international audience. Canty Boots employs 4 full-time employees and has had a 25% growth over the last 4 years. Canty Boots, was recently named Montana's SBA's Women-Owned Business of the Year for 2020.