State auditor presents investment info in Thompson Falls

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By: Annie Wooden

When starting a business, finding funding sources can be a huge hurdle. On Thursday, community members learned resources are available to educate people on raising capital. The meeting was part of the Invest in Montana tour with the state Commissioner of Securities and Insurance (CSI).

Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale visited Thompson Falls on Thursday to connect with business owners and those looking to start businesses and share information about investing in businesses. Rosendale, CSI staff and representatives from the Montana Small Business Administration (SBA) met with a group of about 20 people at the Elks Lodge in Thompson Falls.

Rosendale said it’s important for rural communities to have access to adequate investors. “CSI can walk people through the legal path to raise funds properly.”…

“The purpose of the capital formation presentations and roundtable discussions is to create a dialogue with business leaders, economic development organizations, business incubators, and community leaders to promote investment in Montana and support businesses as they start up and/or grow their existing operations,” Rosendale said. “We have talented people, great businesses, and an unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit in Montana.”

Read more at the Sanders County Ledger