At Bank of Bozeman, we believe that small businesses are the life blood of our community, which is why we work together alongside our clients to keep their businesses not only operating but flourishing. Our community is built on the ideas and hard work of so many individuals, and we believe it is our responsibility as the Gallatin Valley’s local, independent bank to provide resources to help the entrepreneurs in our community thrive.

Are you thinking about starting a small business or want some extra help getting your existing business off the ground? Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Plug into a community of like-minded entrepreneurs.

1 Million Cups is a free national event designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. We are proud to be a sponsor of our local 1 Million Cups chapter that meets the first Wednesday of every month, from 9-10 AM. It is a time to connect with other likeminded entrepreneurs, brainstorm ideas, and hear about the businesses and growth in our community. More information about 1 Million Cups Bozeman can be found here.

  1. Tap into local resources.

Prospera Business Network and the Montana Women’s Business Center offer business grants, loans, counseling and training to local businesses in our area. They are an excellent source of information, resources, and more when you are embarking on your small business journey! Check them out here.

  1. Talk to a loan officer about your options.

Our team is full of talented and experienced loan officers who are eager to assist business owners. Because all our lending decisions are made right here in house, we are able to work with an individual or team to find a solution that best fits their needs or financial situation. We look out for the best interests of the business and its owner, not just our own interests. We want to help you build a business that is sustainable, profitable, and beneficial for the entire community. You can learn more about the different types of business loans we offer by visiting our business loans information page.