SCORE prepares a workshop to start a small business | News, Sports, Jobs

SCORE of West-Central North Dakota will host a workshop for local entrepreneurs looking to start a small business. To be held September 28 at the Slaaten Business Center on the third floor of the former Minot State University Main Building, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from SCORE volunteer mentors.

Topics include writing a business plan, applying for small business loans, building budgets and a Q&A with Marlys Magnuson, CPA US Bank Lenders and Mary Beth Votava, Director of the Center for North Dakota Small Business Development. The event can be attended in person for a $10 fee and pre-registration is required. To pre-register or for more information, contact [email protected]

SCORE is funded in part by grants from the US Small Business Administration and strives to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience for the next generation of entrepreneurs and employers. SCORE of West-Central North Dakota has announced its new Chapter President for 2023 will be Nanc Heskin-Rakness, and who has grown to serve the communities of Bismarck, Mandan, Minot, Jamestown and Dickinson.

“I’m proud to be a part of this association because of the great people who are now involved across the state. SCORE is a wonderful place to be right now with so many people reaching out to start writing their business plans and working on cash flow,” said Heskin-Rakness.

Minot SCORE’s office is located at 1925 South Broadway. To join SCORE, go to to review open volunteer positions.

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