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Friday August 10 – registration opens at 9:00am, Watford City ND
Presented by Emerging Prairie, the ND Department of Commerce, ND Small Business Administration and ND Small Business Development Centers, the first ever Entrepreneur EcoSummit is happening in Watford City!
The event is free and will feature speakers from across the state, including North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford! At this workshop, attendees will:
- Learn why entrepreneurship matters
- Learn how to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem
- Network with other community and economic developers
- Receive free coffee and a free lunch! Who doesn't want that!!??
9-10am Event registration and free coffee at Door 204 Coffee @ 204 Main St N.
10am-12pm Workshop sessions and discussion at Outlaws Bar & Grill @ 120 Main St S.
12-1:15pm Free lunch at the Best of the West Ribfest
1:15-3:30pm More workshop sessions and learning
3:30pm- ? Post-summit networking at J.L. Beers @ 101 Main St S.
For more information or questions contact Malachi at 712-301-3822 or firstname.lastname@example.org
** The next EcoSummit will be held in Minot on Friday, September 28th... stay tuned!
STAY SMALL, PLAY LARGE
... WAS A GREAT SUCCESS! THANK YOU TO ALL THAT CAME OUT!
Read the story in the Dickinson Press about the Stay Small, Play Large event. The ND SBDC and ND PTAC advisors were there along with DLN Consulting, Stark Development Corporation, Vision West ND, SCORE, Dickinson State University and the Center for Technology and Business.
BISMARCK SBDC IN THE NEWS:
UPCOMING PROCUREMENT WEBINARS- UPDATED REGULARLY:
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
August 7 – Doing Business with the States of Minnesota, North and South Dakota
Aaron Anderson – MN; Christy Schafer – ND and Steve Berg – SD
This webinar will provide an overview and details about contracting with the states of Minnesota, North and South Dakota. Topics to be covered include an overview of each state’s purchasing practices, where the dollars come from, how the dollars can be spent, how to get registered as a vendor, where to find business opportunities, what the states expect of its contractors and how the states are different.
SBA ONLINE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING TRAINING
SBA also contracts with Stover & Associates to offer government contracting training webinars. Below is information about upcoming seminars available to SBA 7(j) certified firms.
The SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program is authorized by the Small Business Act to provide high-quality assistance to eligible small businesses (please see the fact sheet here to learn more about eligibility).
7(j) Eligibility includes firms that are owned by one of the following:
- Participants in the 8(a) Business Development Program
- Small businesses that are owned and controlled by economically and socially disadvantaged individuals;
- Small businesses located in areas of high unemployment or low-income; and,
- Small business owned by low-income individuals.
How it works
Just like a class you’d attend in person, courses are taught by a live instructor on a scheduled day and time. The Web-enabled Instructor-Led training experience has much in common with the classroom equivalent. Students:
- Receive course materials in advance
- Participate in real time using a broadband connection
- Interact directly with the instructor and their peers
From your computer, you’ll link to an instructor in a live, real-time, interactive learning experience. You’ll become part of a virtual classroom where you can ask questions, seek guidance and participate in class discussions and interactive exercises.
You must pre-register for these sessions: http://sbaworkshops.stoverteam.com (Click on the Register for Training Button on the left). There is no cost for 7(j) eligible businesses. For Workshop information email Phyllis Embree or Chris Strudthoff, or call 770.423.9888. Seats are limited.