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Helping North Dakota small business owners get started, prosper and grow. Offering tips, ideas, resources and examples for the owner. Providing information through traditional and online/social media outlets.


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Local FoodsFind Local and Regional Market Data

for Local Foods

Looking for information about market data covering local and regionally produced agricultural products including local produce and specialty crops. Then check out this new USDA site.


Kauffman Outlines 6 Helpful Entrepreneurial Skills

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The Power of Networking


Networking can play a big role in building and maintaining a successful small business.  I recently had the opportunity to offer tips on effective networking on a FARRMS webinar. We recorded it so you can also get the ideas.



Riverbound Farm

Local foods,farmers markets, and specialty foods are a growth area. NDSU Extension and the ND Dept. of Agriculture are holding a workshop to help continue this pattern. The workshop will provide information on a USDA Ag Marketing Service grant/technical assistance program focused on developing local foods and farmers markets. It will also offer a listening session for the ND Department of Agriculture to understand future programming needs to enhance specialty crops and local foods.

Resource materials:

Powerpoint slides - Additional slides - Grant/gov Registration - SAM Registration -

RoadMap: From Idea to Proposal - 2014 FMPP Awards - 2014 LFPP Awards - Sample Proposal Timeline

More information: More on ND workshops

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