ND Small Business Development Centers

ND Small Business Development Centers

Helping North Dakotans Start, Manage, and Grow Their Business.

November 2022

Categories: Stakeholders

Shoppers, business owners, and civic leaders need to come together to support small businesses and the communities they help to thrive. We encourage you to “Shop Small” on Small Business Saturday, November 26, to Support North Dakota’s Locally-Owned Small Businesses! A special day is coming later this month – Saturday, November 26th is Small Business […]

October 2022

Categories: Stakeholders

Greetings from the North Dakota Small Business Development Network (ND SBDC, ND PTAC, and VBOC of the Dakotas!) With National Veterans Small Business Week only a few short weeks away (October 31-November 4), the North Dakota Small Business Development Network would like to take this time to highlight our commitment to veteran small business entrepreneurs. […]

September 2022

Categories: Stakeholders

Greetings from the North Dakota Small Business Development Network (ND SBDC, ND PTAC, and VBOC of the Dakotas!) Did you know that in North Dakota, women made up 45.3% of workers and owned 42.9% of businesses in 2021? (According to the U.S. SBA Office of Advocacy) The ND SBDC continues to see an increase in […]

August 2022

Categories: Stakeholders

Greetings from the North Dakota Small Business Development Network (ND SBDC, ND PTAC, and VBOC of the Dakotas!) As we enter the month of August, it can be shocking to realize that 2022 is more than halfway over! August is a time for individuals and businesses alike to reflect on the year thus far and […]

July 2022

Categories: Stakeholders

Greetings from the North Dakota Small Business Development Network (ND SBDC, ND PTAC, and VBOC of the Dakotas!) Who do you picture when you hear the words “business owner”? Statistically speaking, the most accurate picture of a business owner in the United States is an individual 55 years of age or older. According to the […]

June 2022

Categories: Stakeholders

North Dakota’s vast amount of rural land is perhaps one of the state’s defining features. When driving across the state, the most common views are miles of farmland and oilfields. But despite the sparse looking land scattered throughout the state, there are many small and vibrant rural communities. The citizens in these communities depend on […]

May 2022

Categories: Stakeholders

Greetings, Each May the ND SBDC holds a Stakeholder Summit to bring together partners from across the state to discuss small business in North Dakota. We look forward to these meetings each year as they provide our network with the opportunity to connect and share insights, give and receive advice, and identify potential areas for […]

April 2022

Categories: Staff, Stakeholders

Greetings, In 2021 the ND SBDC announced the development of a brand-new new position titled the Specialty Service Director to enhance our outreach to and business advising capabilities for underserved populations. Tyler Demars, who was introduced in our November update, was hired to fill the position and bolster business resources for underserved populations in North […]

March 2022

Categories: Stakeholders

Greetings, Each year, Small Business Development Centers across the nation determine a handful of priority services to provide to their small business clients. As our world continues to shift to a more digital and global marketplace, a related and lesser known topic for many small businesses is how they identify and protect their intellectual property […]

February 2022

Categories: Annual Report, Stakeholders

  ND SBDC 2021 Annual Report This February, we wanted to share our newly released 2021 Annual Report with our stakeholders. Inside you’ll find a letter from ND SBDC State Director Tiffany Ford, impact numbers for each center, messages from our business advisors, and client testimonials from across the state. As always, thank you for […]