We have launched the 4R Project – Recover, Re-open, Re-invent, (be) Resilient, to help North Dakota’s small businesses get “back to business.” This is a state-wide, collaborative effort spearheaded by the ND SBDC, to help all of the state’s small businesses, regardless of industry, in weathering the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 4R Project is a focused effort of the ND SBDC, providing business advising, training and education resources to small businesses that have experienced any impact or change in their normal operations due to COVID-19. Any small business in the state of North Dakota is eligible to take advantage of these no-cost services offered by the program’s team of professional, certified business advisors.
ND SBDC’s 4R Project is a one-stop shop for small business owners to find a wide range of comprehensive disaster assistance and relief services, including planning and applying for financial assistance and debt relief options, including Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and other programs; addressing impacts on small business supply chains, operations, finances, payroll, distribution channels, and sale of products; developing web integration, e-commerce, online sales/distribution and digital marketing; creating and implementing disaster plans and Continuity of Operations plans for the small business to sustain business activities during interruptions; and increasing awareness of cybersecurity issues, and mitigating the risks of cyber threats.
2023-2025 Strategic Plan Overview