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 2018 Annual Report
        2018 ND SBDC Annual Report


Find prior year ND SBDC Annual Reports here.


Get help to start, manage, and grow your small business in North Dakota.

You have great ideas. Our job is to use our expertise to help make your small business successful. North Dakota Small Business Development Centers (ND SBDC) business advisors have years of experience and know how to help North Dakotans to start, manage, and grow their business.

Your success is our goal!

Our Mission

We help North Dakotans to start,manage, and grow their businesses.

What We Do

We provide confidential business assistance in the form of advising, training, and research that helps you start, manage, and grow your business at little or no cost.

Who We Are

We are North Dakota’s collaborative small business development resource.

Our Core Values

Our Network and our Business Advisors value collaboration, accountability, teamwork, service, professionalism, and integrity.

ND SBDC Services

    • Start-Up Logistics
    • Business Expansions
    • Purchase or Sale of a Business
    • Business Succession/Planning
    • Business Plans
    • Financial Projections & Budgeting
    • Funding Your Venture
    • Operating Challenges
    • Marketing
    • Finding Employees
    • Procurement: Doing Business with the Government
    • International Trade

The ND SBDC is committed to growing North Dakota‘s state and local economies and is the collaborative resource for small business assistance. Most one-on-one business advising services are offered at no cost to eligible clients. Contact an ND SBDC business advisor in your area.

State Lead Center

The Lead Center (State Office) is located in Gamble Hall, within the College of Business & Public Administration, on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks, and oversees the compliance and operations of the network and it's 10 service centers across the state. The  State Director and Associate State Director are located at the Lead Center.


The ND 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.

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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Fully Accredited

America's SBDC Accredited Member ND SBDC is a fully accredited member of the national Association of Small Business Development Centers . This recognition ensures quality consulting practices and on-going review for implementing improvements for service delivery.