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Technical Assistance

Center for Innovation
Comprehensive, hands-on assistance is available to technology entrepreneurs, innovators and manufacturers interested in starting up new ventures, commercializing new products and licensing new technologies.

Center for Technology and Business
The Center for Technology & Business provides a link to 550 business letters and forms where you may select a generic document, fill in the blanks and print it on your letterhead.

Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce
Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce provides leadership and support to programs, issues and activities developed through the Manufacturers and Processors Division and Wholesalers Division.

Economic Development & Finance Division
Research, business development and international trade assistance is available to primary-sector businesses through the Economic Development and Finance Division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

Entrepreneur Centers of North Dakota
The Entrepreneur Centers provide access to over 20 financing programs and a network of organizations who provide counseling, training and assistance to start-up and existing entrepreneurs.

Innovate ND
Innovate ND is a comprehensive program of entrepreneur education and follow-up assistance with a goal to launch up to 20 new businesses in North Dakota annually. The program is open to all North Dakotans, former North Dakotans or other entrepreneurs, including students, who have an innovative idea, product or business service and want to grow their venture in North Dakota.

Institute for Business and Industry Development
IBID offers one-on-one consulting to identify and help solve problems related to issues like quality assurance, inventory control, plant layout, human resources, product technology upgrades and electronic communications.

Marketplace for Entrepreneurs
Each year economic development organizations meet at Marketplace to provide training and technical assistance to North Dakota's entrepreneurs. A comprehensive directory for ideas, contacts, and other economic development information is found on the Marketplace Web site.

Regional Councils and Local Developers
Professional local development staff are available throughout the state.

Regional Councils

Local Developers

Rural Development Council
The Rural Development Council furthers collaboration and partnerships among more than 70 federal, state, local, and community based organizations.

Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA provides loan and business counseling resources to help make your small business dreams become reality. It has also added a new Small Business Classroom as a guide for business planning and entrepreneurial activities. You will find 60 actual business plans as well as financial information and online classes. To access this tool, just select the related link below.

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
Centers are available throughout the state to provide one-to-one counseling and training to North Dakota businesses.

The Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership
TD MEP provides technical, educational and management assistance to small and midsized manufacturers located in North Dakota as well as South Dakota.



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