Sign up for email updates from SBAReceive helpful business tips and upcoming events in your area.


Billings Alternate Work Site
222 N. 32nd Street Suite 200
Billings, MT 59101
United States
Phone: 406-869-8421
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Montana SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business

SCORE
Counselors to America’s Small Business Montana SCORE Chapters

SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is a 12,400 member volunteer association sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Since 1964, the association has matched volunteer business management counselors with clients in need of expert advice. SCORE has experts in virtually every area of business management and maintains a national skills roster to help identify the best counselor for a particular client. Volunteer counselors share their management and technical expertise with both present and prospective small business owners.

SCORE volunteers are members of 364 locally organized chapters offering assistance in locations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.
Every effort is made to match a client's needs with a counselor who is experienced in a comparable line of business. All individual and team SCORE counseling is free; there may be a nominal fee for training workshops and seminars.

Through in-depth counseling and training, SCORE volunteers help prospective and established small business owners and managers identify problems, determine the causes and find solutions.

SCORE chapters offer low-cost pre-business workshops that address topics like assessing entrepreneurial potential, developing a startup checklist, selecting a legal entity, creating a business plan and securing funding. SCORE counselors also help successful firms review their distribution channels, survey expansion, modify products and meet other business challenges. Other workshops offer experienced business owners information on a myriad of subjects, including starting a homebased business, purchasing a franchise, defining a marketing and advertising strategy, implementing a waste reduction plan, setting merchandise prices and beginning an exporting venture.

Any small business can obtain help from SCORE. The approach is confidential and personal. You don't need to be applying for or have an SBA loan to participate in the program. In fact, an idea is all that is necessary for consultation and counseling.

SCORE DISTRICT DIRECTOR
Michelle Johnston
10 W. 15th Street, Suite 1100 Helena, MT 59626
Phone:(406) 441-1093
E-MAIL: montanascore@yahoo.com
 
 
 
Bozeman SCORE 
Larry Biladeau 
2000 Commerce Way, Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-5421
Fax: (406) 586-8286
E-mail: bznscore@bozemanchbr.com
 
 
Helena SCORE
Chick Rolling
10 West 15th St. Suite 1100, Helena, MT 59626
Phone: (406) 441-1093
Fax: (406) 441-1090
E-mail: helenascore@yahoo.com
 
 
Northwest Montana SCORE
Elizabeth Scholten
15 Depot Park, Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 756-5271
E-mail: nwmtscore@yahoo.com
 
 
Great Falls SCORE 
Karl Dehn
100 1st Avenue North, Great Falls, MT 59403
Phone: (406) 761-4434
Fax: (406) 761-6129
E-mail: score117@greatfallschamber.org

Encore Entrepreneurs

An Introduction to Starting Your Own Business

LAUNCH COURSE

Need Help Writing a Business Plan? Our step-by-step tool makes it easy.  Start Your plan.

Get Local Assistance Right in Your Area

Counseling, mentoring, and training from an SBA District Office, SCORE Chapter, Small Biz Development Center or Women’s Biz Center in your area.

FIND RESOURCES