Here at the library, we are proud of the fact that Montana has more entrepreneurs per capita than any other state, and we love to see local businesses prosper. Our librarians are happy to help locate the resources you need to follow your professional aspirations, and they are able to point you in the direction of local organizations that can give you the down-to-earth advice and counselling that ensures your venture gets off to a great start and grows sustainably.
- The Library can offer you a place to work, with computer terminals, free Wi-Fi and study rooms you can reserve.
- Sign up online or drop by on a Tuesday afternoon to get onsite consultation from the Small Business Development Center and the MSU Blackstone Launchpad.
- It's always possible to reference our collection of business plan handbooks; utilize our printing, copying and faxing services; or take a look below at this handy list of local and online resources.
- Did you know that the library offers access to the Adobe Creative Suite? Perfect if you need to create a brochure, ad, or commercial.
Small Business Consulting
It never hurts to get a second opinion. That’s why the library is happy to point those trying to start businesses in the direction of the MSU Blackstone LaunchPad and the Bozeman Small Business Development Center. We are grateful to be partnered with these organizations, and our librarians are happy to help put you in contact. Should you decide to have a meeting with their representatives, you can do so here in the library, or at their offices on the MSU campus. All consultations are confidential and offered free of charge. Click here to request a consultation.
Blackstone Launchpad MSU - Assists entrepreneurs who are students or alumni of MSU.
Small Business Development Center - Offers entrepreneurs counselling by appointment.
Bunker Labs - Supports entrepreneurs who are veterans of the armed forces.
City of Bozeman - Information for those who want to open a business in Bozeman.
Entrepreneurship.org - Free online courses to help you create and grow a business.
Grow with Google - Free training, tools, and events to help you grow your skills, career, or business.
Lynda.com - Professional video lessons available to library card holders for free.
Prospera - Supports Bozeman’s business community, offers training and loans.
SCORE - Connects entrepreneurs to business mentors.
State of Montana - Information for those who want to open a business in Montana
Women’s Business Center - Offers entrepreneurs counselling and professional classes.