Accounting Community and Professional Development

Accounting Community and Professional Development


Department of Business and Management
Dickinson State University
2014-2015 Academic Year

People are coming from every region of the country – many hit hard by the Great Recession – to North Dakota for a second start on life. With the surge of activity related to the booming energy industry, North Dakota has the lowest unemployment of any state in the country. There are more than 20,000 open positions across the state!

In southwestern North Dakota, this huge employment surge is creating unparalleled opportunities for entrepreneurs … in virtually every area you could imagine! From childcare to dry cleaning and from shuttle service to accounting, there are numerous business ventures awaiting you. In childcare alone, experts estimate 21,000 more children will move into the area by 2025. This explosive growth will require more than 1,000 new daycare centers and a workforce estimated at nearly 4,000 people.

Take your next step by registering for Accounting 210: Accounting Community and Professional Development. This Small Business Incubation Seminar Series runs this fall from 7 - 8 p.m. each Wednesday evening in the CPA Experience, May Hall Room 306. Participate in this series presented by business professionals and entrepreneurs who can help you launch your new business or reinvigorate an existing business.

Local community business professionals invested in entrepreneurship will present. All materials are provided and no textbooks are required. Sign up now!

Series Topics
Fall 2014

1. Designing Your Business: An Overview

2. Launching Your Business: The Legalities

3. Need Funds? Obtaining Financing

4. Tools to Launch: Marketing Basics

5. Tools to Launch: A Great Website for E-Marketing

6. Tools to Launch: Marketing Yourself

7. Liability, Property, Vehicular, and Other Insurance: Why?     

8. Legal Issues: Avoiding and Solving

9. Taxes for the Small Business

10. Care and Feeding of the Owner

11. Tools to Launch: Managing Your Information

12. Now what? Next steps: Stabilization & Growth

Writer and management consultant Peter Drucker said, “Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” Now, DSU can give you the building blocks and the confidence to start your new venture. It’s time to start a business!