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Niess Impressions

When Leonard Niess was thinking about starting a commercial printing and marketing business, the possibility of the Minot Air Force Base closure was a concern. A base closure would have had a negative impact on the Minot business community and on his new business. “So what I needed was just that small amount of encouragement on top of my enthusiasm to start this business,” Leonard remembers.

He learned about SCORE Mentors at an entrepreneur class. They helped him with planning and preparing a loan proposal. “That really helped me and when I made my decision and went to the bank . . . I had all the confidence I would have ever needed.”

The SBA loan came through in less than a month.  Niess Impressions has been serving the Minot area for 20 years.

Learn how SCORE Mentors helped Leonard with his loan proposal.

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Niess Impressions
Minot, ND