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When starting a business, not many entrepreneurs think to ask themselves questions such as: How good am I at making decisions? Am I prepared if necessary to temporarily lower my standard of living until my business is firmly established? or How will my business affect your family?
Big Sky Economic Development released, for the first time, a New Business Startup Kit – a 28 page resource guide - complete with everything a business needs to get started in Yellowstone County. The new guide asks entrepreneurs some thought-provoking business questions and a directory of resources needed to get their business established before actually putting ideas into action.
The New Business Startup Kit includes the "The New Business Checklist" which provides entrepreneurs with a great balance of questions that help guide what the business will be, its structure and how it will be funded. Then the kit walks through starting a formal business plan encouraging future business owners to complete a feasibility strategy, determine cash needs, research demographic information, legal aspects, zoning and employer tax responsibilities. The guide goes so far as sharing how to connect to utilities and includes a complete glossary of terms.
The New Business Startup Kit was completely underwritten through advertising in the guide. The new resource can be found at Big Sky Economic Development at 222 N. 32nd Street (2nd Floor) in Billings or at the City of Billings (City Hall), Downtown Billings Association, Billings Job Service, Billings Adult Education, Billings Chamber of Commerce/CVB and the Laurel Chamber of Commerce. An electronic version can be found at www.bigskyeconomicdevelopment.org.
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Billings, MT 59103