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 2018 Annual Report
        2018 ND SBDC Annual Report


Find prior year ND SBDC Annual Reports here.

Success Stories

Click on the picture to read an article about the business and how the ND SBDC helped these entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams!


Bowman lodge
       Bowman Region SBDC Success!
       Bowman Lodge & Convention Center, owner Doug Peterson

~ "Bowman is very lucky indeed to have the strength of this office and staff in such a small community, thanks for all your help.” ~

       (pictured: Grazers Bar & Burger Bar)



       Bismarck SBDC Success!
       Zorells Jewelry, owner Tim Ell

~ "I knew my weaknesses. And I wanted to work on them... I needed someone to teach me. I worked with Nancy and still do from time to time, even now." ~



Farmer's Press
       Devils Lake Region SBDC Success!
       Benson County Farmers Press, owner Denise Westad

~ A great example of how the ND SBDC can help in all stages, from business purchase, to operational efficiency improvements, and through an expansion project! ~



Prairie Bros
       Fargo Region SBDC Success!
       Prairie Brothers Brewing Co., owner Don Kenna

~ "The ND SBDC was instrumental in helping us to be successful in obtaining funding for our project." ~



Grafton True Value
       Grand Forks Region SBDC Success!
       Grafton True Value, owner Kerry DeMars

~ " The greatest thing about being a business owner is the privilege to work with the public." ~



Body & Mind
       Jamestown Region SBDC Success!
       Body & Mind Massage Therapy Center, owner Terri Bostan

~ "The ND SBDC helped to reel me in and set a goal... use your resources and don't try to do it all on your own." ~



JL Beers Minot
       Minot Region SBDC Success
       JL Beers, owners Jesse and Wayne Zwak

~ Also the Minot SBDC Regional Small Business of the Year winner, in recognition of outstanding small business leaders who help their communities create jobs, drive innovation and spur the economy. Congrats! ~



L&M Wood
       Wahpeton Region SBDC Success!
       L&M Woodworking, owner Leo Griffin

~ Leo left his full-time job to pursue his full-time dream.~



       Williston Region SBDC Success!
       Craig's Small Engine Repair, owners Craig & Rena Helberg

~ A true family business... where all 12 kids take part! ~

(pictured above, Craig and Sarah)



Also, check out some success stories from prior years here !