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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.


Avoid Loneliness When Working from Home

Photo (CC) Chris Potter, on FlickrRunning your own business is a dream for many. And doing it from home is often referenced as utopia. Yet many who have this experience often say they miss the contacts with their peers. This need not happen. Check out these ideas on to help overcome that feeling of loneliness. Photo (CC) Chris Potter, on Flickr


Local Foods can Build Communities

Local FoodsLocal foods can build communities in so many ways. Economics in terms of dollars flowing through the community, jobs, and taxes are part of it. They also bring people together and help one build a sense of place. Farmers markets form a meeting place and often around them you get other activity such as music, entertainment, children's events and food. Local foods can also make your community a tourist destination and give local restaurants a niche to capture. Just something to consider.



Make a Good First Impression with Your Business

First impressions are powerful. They form the basis for a long and lasting view of a business. It is crucial, then, that your business offer a great first impression. And much of that will happen before you even have a chance to say hello. It occurs in the nonverbal communication, the visual aspect, and signage. What impression does your business leave? Get more information here.




Grow Small Business Sales

OTA Photos (CC), FlickrSustain your business by increasing your small business sales. Pick up some ways you can make that happen. It is easier than you might think. See the article here. 


Don't Let Fear Stop You from Starting

Ready to start a business but your afraid to take the plunge. You are not alone. Check out these tips.


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