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Food Entrepreneur Business How-To's


Business Information Centers (BIC) - Free on-site use of an extensive reference library of computer software, business and industry publications and management videotapes. Free and Confidential counseling and training.
Business Strategies - The Product Life Cycle -- A table describing the technical, business and market steps in the product life cycle.
Business Success, Step by Step - Designed to help entrepreneurs and inventors develop and market their projects and includes technical, market, and business development principles.
Center for Innovation - A North Dakota based resource, which offers comprehensive, hands-on assistance to technology entrepreneurs, innovators, and manufacturers interested in starting up new ventures, commercializing new products and licensing new technologies.
Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program - The Food Processing Center at the University of Nebraska specializes in providing business, marketing and technical assistance to entrepreneurs in the value-added food processing industry.
Home-Based Business... Is It For Me? - A short-hand guide to home-based business in North Dakota developed by NDSU Extension Service specialists.
How do I Start a New -
Business in North Dakota
Information on business planning, licensing, registering your business name, sales tax requirements, protecting your business and other state requirements.
HVIC Task Force - The HVIC task force is working to set up a food processing corridor in North Dakota and surrounding states. HVIC has supported many projects to head toward increasing our processing base.
Marketplace of Ideas - An annual gathering of people, ideas, and resources in the state of North Dakota, as well as a continual network for information.
MassGrown How-to... - Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture offers technical assistance and other resources for growers, businesses and consumers.
National Inventor Fraud Center, Inc. - Information for inventors about invention promotion companies and how to market an invention.
North Dakota Economic -
Development and Finance 
Information on publications
and a staff directory.
NDSU Center for Community Vitality - Connects resources in community, economic development and leadership to communities.
One Stop Capital Center - Located at the Bank of North Dakota, the One Stop Capital Center offers one-stop access to over 20 financing programs. Five partners work with local financial institutions and economic developers to offer integrated financial packages.
Pride of Dakota - Program created by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture in 1985 to develop, improve and expand domestic and foreign markets for North Dakota products.
SBA's Business Plan - Step by step instructions for a thorough and complete business plan.
Small Business 911 - A link to organizations in North Dakota that provide service to entrepreneurs.
Small Business Development Center - (SBDC)  SBDC assistance is available to anyone interested in expanding or starting a business who cannot afford the services of a private consultant.

For more information, call the
North Dakota SBDC nearest you.

Small Business Start-Up Kit - A lengthy and detailed guide to starting a business from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Women's Business Institute - An organization of over 50 Women's Business Centers across the country whose mission is training, counseling and mentoring America's women entrepreneurs.


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