The ND SBDC helps individuals start, manage and grow their businesses
Our job is to use our expertise to make your business successful. Our consultants have years of experience & know what it takes to start a business in North Dakota & keep it operating profitably.
SBDC services include:
Financial Projections & Budgeting
Purchase or Sale of a Business
Funding Your Venture
All one on one consulting services are offered at no cost to the client. Contact a consultant in your area.
The Small Business Development Center's mission is to provide high quality business assistance in the form of counseling, training, and research to existing and prospective small businesses which results in job creation or retention and economic wealth.
The North Dakota SBDC is recognized as the provider of choice for small business assistance. Our vision statement "Your Ideas, Our Expertise, Your Success" guides our organization and is supported through the following activities
Building a long term, trusting relationship with our clients, funding partners and other state resources.
Becoming an integral part of the economic development community by being a creative, solution oriented organization.
Building a high performing, well respected team that fully embraces continuous learning and being accountable for results and we are an integral part of economic development activities throughout the state.
Delivering a significant economic impact from investment in the SBDC program by federal, state, and local sources.
Client focused quality services
Accessible services with ten offices statewide. Consultants who can travel to your site at no cost.
Technical assistance that focuses on helping clients meet their own goals for entrepreneurial success.
Knowledgeable consultants that are up to date on current issues facing entrepreneurs to benefit our clients over the long term.
Economic Impact Results
Focusing on activities that will have maximum economic impacts - job creation, business starts, expansions, retentions, investments, and etc.
Accepting accountability for a solid return on investment to our stakeholders, be it federal funds, state funds, local funds, or inkind donations
Becoming as responsive to our teams needs as we are to our client's needs, working together towards common goals for the benefit of the entrepreneurs of North Dakota.
Openly communicating using innovative methods; celebrating our successes and providing constructive criticism for future development, through a bottom-up approach.
How the SBDC is administered
The North Dakota SBDC is administered by the University of North Dakota in a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the state of North Dakota through the Department of Commerce, and through regional hosts.