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Business ProcessBusiness 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 - Provides assistance to innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to launch new ventures, commercialize new technologies, and secure access to capital from private and public sources.

Food Entrepreneurs- Penn State Extension - Are you looking to start a new food business? Are you an existing business looking for information on how to maximize your profitability? This website will lead you to business, regulatory, and food technological resources to consider when starting a new business or maintaining your existing business.

The Food Processing Center - Specializes in providing business, marketing and technical assistance to entrepreneurs in the value-added food processing industry.

National Inventor Fraud Center, Inc. - Information for inventors about invention promotion companies and how to market an invention.

NDSU Center for Community Vitality -  Connects resources in community, economic development and leadership to communities.

NDSU Extension- Small Business - Provides resources to support North Dakota entrepreneurs and small business owners along with the communities where they live. A strong emphasis is place on rural businesses and value-added agricultural enterprises.

New Business Startup – ND State Government  Information on business planning, licensing, registering your business name, sales tax requirements, protecting your business and other state requirements.

Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship - Cornell University - provides comprehensive assistance to beginning and established food entrepreneurs, thus promoting sustainable economic development of rural communities.

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.

Small Business at the Bank of North Dakota - Financing programs for small businesses.

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.

U.S. Small Business Administration - Helps entrepreneurs start, build and grow their business.

Women's Business Centers - An organization of nearly 100  educational centers across the country whose mission is training, counseling and mentoring America's women entrepreneurs.

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