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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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Riverbound FarmThere is growing interest in local foods and farmers market. USDA, through the Ag marketing Service, has a grant program focused on helping to grow and expand this interest even more. Workshops are being planned for March 4 (Dickinson), 5 (Minot), 9 (Wahpeton) and 10 (Grafton) to provide more information about this program and to help people prepare to apply and to manage their project if they are successful in getting a grant. This training is being held in partnership with the ND Department of Agriculture who will be doing local foods/specialty crop listening sessions on those same dates and locations. Contact or www/ for more information. 



chasmAre you looking to turn your hobby into a business? Becky Mannon did just that and she is sharing just how she did it. Join us at Power of Business on the first Friday of every month to listen to other business owners as they provide tips and ideas about operating their business. Just 15 minutes of your time can build your knowledge and your network.


January, 2015 Newsletter Just Released!

newsletterGet tips to help you open and run your small business. Find specific information to enhance your online presence. Check out upcoming events.  All in your FREE copy of the NDSU Extension Small Business Newsletter.



Photo (CC) BruceBerrien, on FlickrPeople who want to build a business want it to succeed. It may sound crazy to say but wanting and working towards success are two different things. Even the best planned businesses face huge odds of ever achieving success. So just running with what you think is a good idea without any plan can mean an expenditure of time, money, and mental stamina without achieving the goal. Check out our series of articles offering tips on building and running a successful business.


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