Raising capital to start or grow a business is an important step toward the success of your company. One of the goals of the Securities Department is to encourage capital formation for Montana businesses. Before you offer or sell securities in Montana, you must make sure you comply with all state and federal securities laws. This section is designed to provide an overview to assist companies seeking to raise capital. It does not represent legal or financial advice. Since securities laws can be complicated, you should consult with a knowledgeable securities professional, an attorney or the staff of the Securities Department when planning a securities offering in Montana. Staff from the State Auditor’s office is available to assist small businesses with questions and also conduct presentations.