montana business assistance connection


Lewis & Clark Brewery
helena, montana

montana business assistance connection




Edge Marketing + Design
helena, montana

looking to

start up a business?

MBAC helps those looking to start a business in the area by serving as a sounding board, voice of reason and providing access to critical startup capital.

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planning to

expand your business?

MBAC can help mentor ownership and management, and vet your plans and ideas so you understand potential pitfalls and areas that may not have been properly addressed.

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transitioning to

a new owner?

MBAC works one-on-one with you so that you understand the valuation and helps you create a succession plan that is financially sound for all concerned.

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the mbac region:

Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, and Meagher Counties




employed workers



top 10 fastest growing

private sector industry clusters


Population of Helena

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an entrepreneur isn’t someone who owns a business.

It’s someone who makes thiNGS happen.