About the ND SBDC

The North Dakota Small Business Development Centers is a partnership between the federal government (U.S Small Business Administration), State of North Dakota (Commerce Department), and North Dakota University System that provides training and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small businesses across our great state. 


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


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

Core Values: 

  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Service
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity 

How Can the SBDC Help You? 

The North Dakota Small Business Development Centers network has 10 local service centers throughout North Dakota with experienced business advisors. We also offer on-line training classes on small business topics. As our motto says,  “Your Ideas, Our Expertise, Your Success,”  we are here to see your business dreams become reality. 

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

Most one-on-one advising services are offered at no cost to the small business owner.