We Mean Business – Downtown Billings Alliance

We Mean Business

Thinking about opening a business Downtown? No matter what stage you're in, we have the steps to take you from napkin idea to open for business!


What'd they say?

Common Leasing Lingo

NAIA video

I Need Financial Assistance

Show pdf. Show tiff district. TIFF PDF link to application

How to find funding

Big Sky EDA video

Business Plan Competition

Launched in 2016, Battle of the Plans is DOwntown’s business plan competition where entrepreneurs go head to head with their business concepts and are awarded with an infusion of equity, advertising funds, membership and more! 

Register with SBDC

The Small Business Development Center provides expert consulting and low-cost training to business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

From Napkin to Open

Writing a business plan

Business Start-up Checklist

Why Downtown?

Meet the people and community who make Downtown Billings a vibrant place to live, work, and play.

Get Involved

Join the DBA!

Types of Leases Downtown

What are leases like downtown? NAIA video

I Need To Find a Space

Tenant Representation video and links to commercial realtors. Ready to open, but don’t have that perfect downtown space yet?

Explore Our Downtown

Downtown Guide and Directory