ND Small Business Development Centers

Powering the creation, growth, and success of small business in North Dakota.

Success Story – Tacho Man

Categories: ND SBDC Success Stories

Tacho Man – Grand Forks 2024 GRAND FORKS – Amaziah Adams, known locally as the “Tacho Man,” has built a successful business in Grand Forks, evolving from a pushcart vendor to the owner of a food truck as well as a brick-and-mortar location at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. His story is one of […]

June 2024

Categories: Stakeholders

Greetings, What IS “rural”? In the past month, we have heard this question more times than I have fingers and toes. That’s a great question, and the answer is: it depends! Not because we are avoiding the truth, but because depending on the goal, the data, the agency, the regulation, it really does depend. On […]

Conducting a Mid-year Business Performance Review

Categories: Advisor Knowledge Base

Conducting a Mid-year Business Performance Review Conducting a mid-year business performance review is a great way to assess your company’s progress, identify areas for improvement, and make any necessary adjustments to achieve your annual goals. Here’s a step-by-step roadmap on how to do it: Define your objectives: Clearly outline the purpose and goals of the […]

May 2024

Categories: Stakeholders

Greetings, When the ND SBDC revised our mission, vision, and values, each team member felt strongly about a specific value: Culture. While most might read that and think, well, “culture” isn’t a value. As our conversations began to shape the idea behind it, we felt that was the most all-encompassing word to describe our intent: […]

Success Story – New Beginnings

Categories: ND SBDC Success Stories

New Beginnings – Minot 2024 MINOT – In July 2023, New Beginnings Imaging opened its doors in Minot, North Dakota, introducing a unique and personalized perspective to ultrasound services. Founder Amanda Olson, an experienced ultrasound technologist, envisioned a redefined pregnancy ultrasound experience. Her vision wasn’t just about providing medical services; it was a commitment to […]

Success Story – The Range

Categories: ND SBDC Success Stories

The Range – Fargo 2024 FARGO – Tim Brown, a former United States Army Medic and Fargo Police officer, fulfilled a lifelong dream of starting his own business in November 2023. His vision was to create a business that not only aligned with his passion for training and teaching, but also allowed him to maintain […]

April 2024

Categories: Stakeholders

Greetings from the North Dakota Small Business Development Network (ND SBDC, ND APEX, and VBOC of the Dakotas)! This month, we are highlighting our wonderful ND SBDC State Advisory Board – a group of thirteen, each from one of our state’s eight planning regions, ensuring that North Dakota businesses and regions are accurately and fairly […]

Understanding Financing Options

Categories: Advisor Knowledge Base

Understanding Financing Options Understanding the lending process and program options is overwhelming and often unfamiliar for entrepreneurs. Even those more aware of the process can forget or ignore traditional funding sources. Setting a business up to be able to cash flow and build financial success often takes a multi-program approach. These considerations are relevant for […]

March 2024

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Celebrating ND SBDC and SBDC Day on March 20th!   Happy National SBDC Day 2024! On March 20th, we join thousands of Small Business Development Centers and their staff across the nation in celebrating the vital support they provide to entrepreneurs in their journey to small business success. The inaugural SBDC Day took place in […]