What Is Montana’s Favorite Kind of Small Business?
I think it's safe to say that Missoula loves its small, locally-owned businesses - and over the last few years, it's been getting tougher and tougher out there for them. Between staffing shortages, supply shortages, lockdowns, and more, we've unfortunately lost a lot of our favorite places.
It's not all bad news, though - some businesses in Missoula are actually thriving. We love hearing about how Cambie was able to open a second location, or about how Ragheef and Kamoon have expanded their food trucks and were able to set up shop in a brick-and-morter building.
But if you're somebody in Montana who's thinking of smarting a small business, what's the line of work that you're most likely to find success in?
Montana's Favorite Kind of Small Business Is...
A survey from SurePayroll offered a state-by-state breakdown, detailing every single state's favorite kind of small business The results were based on the volume of Google searches per capita.
So this is by no means a purely scientific study, but according to the results, Montana's favorite kind of small business is... daycare!
Which makes a lot of sense, especially if we're basing this on Google searches. I'm betting a lot of parents in the last two years needed to figure out a new daycare situation for their kids at some point during all the craziness surrounding the closing and re-opening of schools. I'm actually surprised it didn't pop up as the number one spot for more states - the only other one that selected daycare was Delaware.
So if you're in Montana and you're unsure what your next business venture should be, could be a good time to invest in some diapers!