Financing Options for Small Businesses
Entrepreneur Centers of North Dakota
The mission of the Entrepreneur Centers of North Dakota (ECND) is to strengthen businesses in North Dakota through collaborative efforts in finance, training, counseling and technical assistance. ECND was formerly known as the One Stop Capital Shop.
Working together, neighbor helping neighbor is a way of life across the prairies of North Dakota. This philosophy of teamwork inspired the creation of the Entrepreneur Centers of North Dakota (ECND). ECND is an effort of local, state and federal resource providers who offer access to over twenty financing programs and a network of resource providers who offer counseling, training and assistance to North Dakota’s start-up and existing entrepreneurs. The goal of this group is to work jointly with business people, borrowers, lenders, economic developers and communities to streamline the financing process and provide timely service to borrowers.
It is our goal to help you find the best program(s) to finance your project. The fastest way for us to assist you is to fill out the form at the bottom of this page. We will direct your request to the ECND team and somene will get in touch with you within 3 business days.
2720 East Broadway Avenue
Bismarck ND 58501
Center for Technology & Business www.trainingnd.com
CTB operates North Dakota's as the Women's Business Center, assisting with business and financial planning for women-owned enterprises. They also offer a statewide program of technical education that is delivered in the local community. This program is specifically designed to assist the participants in learning about technology and developing computer skills to enhance their business and life skills.
Bank of North Dakota banknd.nd.gov
Located in Bismarck, this is the only state-owned bank in the nation. BND's mission is to encourage and promote agriculture, commerce and industy in North Dakota.
North Dakota Department of Commerce www.commerce.nd.gov
Development Fund - The North Dakota Development Fund focuses on supporting business that provides jobs, broadens our tax base and enhances our quality of life. This program is targeted to primary-sector businesses. The fund provides “gap financing” not available from most conventional lenders.
USDA Rural Development www.rurdev.usda.gov
800-582-7584 ext. 2065
USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in North Dakota. Through its economic development programs it provides loans to businesses through banks and community managed lending pools.
US Small Business Administration www.sba.gov
The mission of the SBA is to aid, counsel, and act as an advocate for small businesses. The SBA offers a wide array of services including financing programs.
Certified Development Companies
Dakota CDC www.dakotacdc.com
Lake Agassiz CDC www.lakeagassizcdc.com
Lewis and Clark CDC www.lewisandclarkcdc.org
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONTACT FORM IS FOR FUNDING REQUESTS ONLY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE ASSISTANCE WITH STARTING A BUSINESS PLEASE CLICK HERE.