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Nov 23, 2020

Whether you are an entrepreneur in the early stages of business or have been owning and operating a business for 20 years, you’ve probably heard of something called a business plan. A business plan is one of the most critical documents your business will have for both the management and growth of your business. But what exactly is a…

Nov 2, 2020

Forming a partnership takes careful consideration, time, and strategy, but can have a huge impact both parties involved. Whether your business has established countless partnerships before, or you are considering forming your first one, here is just a few of the many benefits that this professional relationship can bring to you and your business…

Oct 16, 2020

There is a common misconception that little to no resources exist for women entrepreneurs in North Dakota. Financing, leadership, training, management…you name it. While many believe the challenge to find these resources still exists, we are here to “de-bunk” that myth and highlight a few resources available to help women business owners on their journey…

Sep 21, 2020

You hear it said over and over – “You should support small business”. You see the little stickers in every downtown window – “Shop Small.” There is even a day dedicated to it – “Small Business Saturday.” But why is it so important? And what does it really mean to support small business? With this week being “National Small Business Week”, we would like to…

Sep 4, 2020

Everyone wants to save money, but figuring out how to do it can be an overwhelming task. Couple that with a COVID-19 pandemic or an economic downturn, and you may find yourself feeling paralyzed. “Where do I begin?” “What resources are out there to help me save money?” “Should I focus on operating costs? Payroll? The list of dreaded questions goes on and on…

Aug 3, 2020

Everyone has a story. At Dakota Business Lending, we’ve had the opportunity to hear and be a part of hundreds of stories from small businesses throughout the state. Whether their stories are long, short, challenging, easy, inspiring, filled with ups and downs, or anything in between, we believe these stories have the power to help others…

Jul 6, 2020

As a small business lending partner, we have had the privilege of working with hundreds of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs across the state from a multitude of industries. Throughout these partnerships, we have seen small business owners face uncertainties and unknowns with creativity and intention. Whether these times…

May 29, 2020

They say that a mission statement is one of the most important aspects of a business and, as a mission-driven company, we can’t help but agree. For over 38 years, our mission has been our trusty guide through it all. When times are tough, it has carried us through. When things are going well, it has helped us soar…

Apr 16, 2020

Whether you’ve been working remotely for years or the current situation has forced you to make this transition much quicker than you had hoped, you’ve probably come to realize that working remotely just isn’t the same. We are social beings who thrive off of daily face-to-face interactions…

Feb 11, 2020

2020 is here and you have your list of New Year’s resolutions displayed loudly and proudly. After all, you’ve told yourself a million times: “this year is the year.” But, if you’re anything like us, something always comes up or gets in the way and – slowly but surely – that list full of resolutions…