General Resources

Do you need business assistance?

University of Montana is here to help our partners in business, big and small. If you are struggling or need business support of any kind, please click the button and fill out the online form where we can better serve you by connecting you with the right resources or people.

UM Resources

You may also choose to contact one of UM’s economic development programs directly if your question or need falls into any of the following areas. 

!!! To get in touch as soon as possible, please fill out our online Business Emergency Assistance & Recovery (BEAR) form. !!!

SBA and CARES Act Loan Advice & Preparation via Missoula SBDC. For businesses located in Missoula, Mineral, Ravalli and Sanders counties 

  • EIDL (Emergency Injury Disaster Loan) Application 
  • CARES Act Funding Application 
  • Cashflow projections and  
  • Other SBA or bank loan application assistance 
  • Missoula Region SBDC Director summarizes key information here

  • If you are outside Missoula, Mineral, Ravalli and Sanders counties, you can find your local SBDC office contacts here: https://sbdc.mt.gov/About/Locations

General Business Coaching & Advice via the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars & Accelerate Montana Rural Innovation Initiative (AMRII)

  • Cashflow projections 
  • Adapting/innovating in products & services, business model 
  • Marketing advice 
  • Legal assistance (legal office hours) 

Government Contracting via Missoula Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). For businesses located in Deer Lodge, Granite, Lake, Missoula, Mineral and Powell counties 

  • Reviewing current contracts 
  • Ongoing bid/contract support 
  • Identifying new bid opportunities  

World Trade via Montana World Trade Center

  • International business advice
  • Export/Import business advice and resources 

Workforce Development 

  • Corporate training  
  • Workforce reskilling needs assessment 
  • Strategic resource prioritizing/planning 

Partner Resources

Here are a list of partners of Accelerate Montana with additional business services and advice to help assist you and your business during COVID-19

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