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SBA Announces NDWBC as Women’s Business Center of Excellence

SBA Announces NDWBC as Women’s Business Center of Excellence

Last week, the North Dakota Women’s Business Center (NDWBC) was presented the 2024 Women Business Center of Excellence Award for Region 8 for its excellence, innovation, and commitment to clients. Wendy Klug and Christy Dauer pose for a picture with the 2024 Women's...

Marathon Petroleum Supports Diversity Efforts in North Dakota

Marathon Petroleum Supports Diversity Efforts in North Dakota

FARGO | Recently, Marathon Petroleum’s Inclusive Communities & Stakeholder Engagement Representative Robert Doore toured multiple North Dakota’s women-owned businesses, seeking to understand how they do business and how to actualize their full potential. Read the...

5 Reasons to Certify Your Woman-Owned Business 

5 Reasons to Certify Your Woman-Owned Business 

If you are a woman-owned business, getting your business certified in North Dakota can offer many strategic benefits. While there are many reasons, NDWBC has compiled its top five reasons to certify your woman-owned business.  1. ACCESS TO CONTRACTS Government...

Connect With Christy – A Year In Review

Connect With Christy – A Year In Review

As I reflect on 2023, I extend warm wishes to all. I express gratitude for the valuable insights gained from our shared experiences, and the continuous learning that unfolds with each passing day. We have served 750 clients this year by hearing and understanding their...

5 Ways To Support Women-Owned Businesses This Season 

5 Ways To Support Women-Owned Businesses This Season 

Are you looking for ways to support women-owned this holiday season? NDWBC has you covered! Here are five easy ways to support North Dakota women and communities: Owner of Givinity Press, Ellen Jean Diederich publishes boxed notecards of her paintings. Sending these...

3 Alternatives to Traditional Lending – Businesses on A Budget

3 Alternatives to Traditional Lending – Businesses on A Budget

At NDWBC, we understand how disheartening it can be to put your dreams on the line and experience rejection when seeking funding. We also know that many women are hesitant to take out loans due to current interest rates.  If you're seeking financial freedom...

A Story of Gritty Entrepreneurship with Tanya Lee LLC

A Story of Gritty Entrepreneurship with Tanya Lee LLC

Who is Tanya Lee? Tanya Lee is unstoppable. From being a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) survivor to a resourceful Amazon Seller and Wellness Consultant, she embraces life one hurdle at a time. Learn how Tanya overcomes her pain points and finds ways...

5 Tips For Small Business Government Contractors

5 Tips For Small Business Government Contractors

Angie Milakovic shares about contracting opportunities at the 2023 ND Women’s Business Summit. NDWBC caught up with Kajaer GeoConsulting LLC, a North Dakota Certified Women-Owned Business that offers technical training and data mapping support, providing companies the...

Client Angel Advocates Partners with NDWBC to Help More People

Client Angel Advocates Partners with NDWBC to Help More People

Renae Polensky, the founder of Angel Advocates, started her business in 2015 to assist people in documenting their legacy and building a road map for loved ones to follow if something should happen. This business expanded to assisting people applying for Social...

Bright Futures Learning Center Celebrates 10 Years

Bright Futures Learning Center Celebrates 10 Years

Bright Futures Learning Centers is approaching its 10th anniversary in July. They annually provide high-quality care and educational opportunities for nearly 400 children in their two locations in the Fargo area. NDWBC interviewed Bright Futures Learning Centers owner...

Celebrating Women in Construction Week

Celebrating Women in Construction Week

March 5th - 11thTo kick off women in construction week, we are spotlighting a powerhouse woman business owner, Paula Klein! Paula is the owner of Smartt Interior Construction based in Fargo, ND. Smartt is an interior construction contractor specializing in prefab...

Celebrating International Day of Rural Women

Celebrating International Day of Rural Women

In honor of International Day of Rural Women, we are highlighting a trailblazing woman business owner in rural North Dakota! Rebecca Undem in Oakes, ND has a passion for small towns and rising her community and other women business owners . She is an author, speaker,...

Owner – Jade Scherr

Owner – Jade Scherr

Interview with HexaHive Owner, Jade Scherr NDWBC caught up with Jade Scherr, owner of HexaHive to ask her about business ownership. WHAT IS HEXAHIVE KNOWN FOR? We’re a marketing agency that approaches marketing differently. Many agencies give their clients just what...