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February 25, 2013

Dakota Business

North Dakota District Office Newsletter

Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration

Marketing a Start-up Business

A good marketing plan will create awareness of your product and/or service. What should go into a marketing plan for a start-up business? There are five key areas to address to increase the chance of a successful entry into the marketplace.  > Read more

SBA Launches Affordable Care Act Web Page and Blog

Starting this year and continuing into 2014, provisions of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act or ACA) will start to roll out. Although there has been a great deal of discussion concerning the Affordable Care Act, many small business owners are unsure how it will affect them and the opportunities it may provide to them and their employees.  > Read more

Experts and Expertise at Your Fingertips

SBA and its resource partners have embrased technology, making both counseling and training available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From your home or office you can have a conversation with an expert anywhere in the U.S.  > Read more

SBA Lending in North Dakota Almost Doubles in 2013

In the first four months of fiscal year 2013 - October 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013 - SBA approved 69 loans or $35.6 million in financing for ND small businesses. The $35.6 million is almost double the amount approved in the first four months of fiscal year 2012.

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