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    2017 ND SBDC Annual Report


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News and Events


ND SBDC along with Kansas and Oklahoma SBDCs has launched a cyber security initiative that kicked off with a public presentation in Bismarck on October 18. Members of the North Dakota SBA, SBDC, PTAC and VBOC staff participated along with regional business owners and cyber security professionals. 

Cyber Security 

Read more about it  here, and watch the full presentation here.

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The ND SBDC has been partnering with the North Dakota Department of Commerce and Emerging Prairie for a series of Entrepreneurial EcoSummit events across the state. The event held Oct 13 in Wahpeton had strong attendance and a news story covering the impact of the event. 

The first Entrepreneur EcoSummit, an informal workshop held to facilitate conversations about improving the community, was held Saturday at City Brew Hall in Wahpeton. The summit was sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Commerce, the North Dakota Small Business Development Centers and Emerging Prairie, Fargo. Pictured are Malachi Petersen, left, and Justin Neppl. 


Monthly Webinar Log-in Instructions
The following series of webinars are hosted in partnership with MN PTAC, North Dakota and South Dakota PTACs.  Webinars typically take place the first Tuesday of every month from 9-10 a.m. Central Time.

1. Please join the ZOOM meeting from any PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

2. If you prefer to use phone for audio:

US (Long distance): +1 (669) 900-6833 or +1 (646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 115-541-475 

January 9 – Start Your Contracting Year Off with a Tune-Up!
Kareen Dougherty, SD Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Annually you should review and update your information on federal databases and registrations.  This webinar will give you a starting point on checks and updates you can make to make to be sure your information is current and visible to government agencies and prime contractors. 

February 5 – Legal Update:  Changes Effecting Government Contracting
Tim Connelly, Tim Connelly Law PLLC

Government contracting laws and regulations often do not follow commercial contracting rules, and are constantly changing. This class will focus on contract interpretation developments, recent fraud enforcement cases, and new court decisions and regulations impacting how small business government contractors bid on and perform contracts with government agencies.   


March 5 – Understanding Construction Contracting Vehicles:  Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC); Multiple Award Construction Contracts (MACC) and Simplified Acquisition Base Engineering Requirements (SABER)

March 19 – Davis Bacon and Service Contract Act (Wage and Hour) Requirements

March 26 – Understanding Bonding Requirements and the SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program