9th Annual Business Start-Up 101 Workshop Planned for Nov. 17

Mandan is offering its Ninth Annual Business Start-Up 101 Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Anyone thinking about getting into business for themselves is welcome to participate. The free session runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Harvest Events, 308 W Main St. For program details and to register, visit www.cityofmandan.com/register or call 667-3478.

The workshop is for anyone exploring the idea of opening a business. The audience will drive discussion with members of two panels, one consisting of resource partners who help with business planning and financing; another made up of entrepreneurs experienced in starting and growing various types of businesses in Mandan.

Attendees will connect with representatives of the North Dakota Small Business Development Center, Dakota Business Lending, Lewis and Clark Development Group, and North Dakota Women’s Business Center.

Dawn Hager and Karen Schmidt, Balancing Goat Coffee Company; Rachel Gietzen, Mandan Tire Center; and Dennis Friesz, Safe Ship and Mandan U-Haul; will be among the Mandan business owners sharing insights and advice.

The Mandan Tomorrow - Economic Opportunity and Prosperity Committee is hosting the event with assistance from the Mandan Business and Communications Development Department and Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC.

Sponsors of the business education activity are: Bank of North Dakota, BNC National Bank, Bravera Bank, Bremer Bank, Capital Credit Union, Cornerstone Bank, Dakota Business Lending, Dakota Community Bank and Trust, Daniel Companies, First International Bank and Trust, First Western Bank and Trust, Gate City Bank, Goodhart and Associates, Haga Kommer CPAs, Lewis and Clark Development Group, Railway Credit Union, Rise Property Brokers, Security First Bank, Starion Bank, The CRA Group and Wells Fargo Bank.

The workshop is part of an ongoing series of business education and outreach activities. Also on the docket is the 2022 Business Pitch Challenge. Entries are due Jan.27, 2022. Live presentations by finalists are scheduled for March 23, 2022. Stay tuned for more information soon at www.cityofmandan.com/businesspitch.