Start a Business in North Dakota

When you’re ready to start a new business, you need to understand your state’s rules, procedures and requirements. Choose the Guide to Starting a Business in your state and get the process started.

When starting a new business, there are many important decisions to be made and many rules and procedures to be followed. While there is no single source for all filing requirements, the following state resources have been developed to assist you in starting your business.

Guide to Starting a Business

Tax Information & Forms

Help & Advice

  • SBA North Dakota The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency of the federal government that aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small businesses.
  • North Dakota SBDC The Office of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provides management assistance to prospective and current small business owners. SBDC is a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments.
  • Bismarck-Mandan SCORE 
  • Upper Red River SCORE 
  • Minot SCORE 
  • Fargo SCORE 

Additional Resources

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