Cavalier Small Business Workshop

Release Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Release Number: 
ND-16-11
Contact: 
Sheri Weston, 701-239-5044

FARGO – The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering a free workshop for small business owners and community leaders in the Cavalier area. Zoning in on Opportunities to Grow Your Business will be held September 22, 2016, from 9:00am to 12:30pm CT, at the Pembina County EOC Meeting Room (lower level), 301 Dakota Street West in Cavalier.

Presentations by USDA Rural Development, North Dakota Tourism, the Impact Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Dakota CDC, and SBA will include time for questions and answers.  Join us for an engaging conversation on how we can work together to grow your small business and community!

Pre-registration is required. Contact Sherri Komrosky at 701.239.5658 or sherri.komrosky@sba.gov to register for any or all of these free sessions.

Agenda:

9:00     Welcome & Introductions

9:15     USDA-Rural Development – discover how the StrikeForce and StrikeZone initiatives can foster rural economic growth.

9:45     Impact Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) – learn what the government buys and how you can become a registered and proactive government supplier.

10:15     SBA – explore how the HUBZone Program can help your small business gain preferential access to federal contracting opportunities.

10:45     Break

11:00     USDA-Rural Development Local Food Program – learn how rural growers can meet the demand for locally produced food.

11:30     Dakota CDC – explore the alternatives to traditional bank loans for funding your business.

12:00     North Dakota Tourism – discover how to partner with Tourism to bring visitors and their dollars to your area.

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