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CTB operates the North Dakota Women's Business Center (NDWBC). The NDWBC is partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). North Dakota Department of Commerce provides matching funds at the state level.

SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO) is the only federal government office charged to help women become full partners in economic development through small business ownership. OWBO provides programs to support women entrepreneurs from business start-up to expansion through a variety of services and resources.

For more information on the SBA and their opportunities for women owned businesses visit www.sba.gov.

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*All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. SBA's cooperation with this program does not constitute or imply its endorsement of any opinions, products and/or services. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Accommodation will be provided to clients with Limited English Proficiency when requested in advance.



To create an entrepreneurial environment, inspire innovation, and develop business leaders throughout North Dakota.


Building an ecosystem is a group effort. Thanks to all of our key partners that help us support our community.



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Through various entrepreneurial training opportunities, one-on-one business advising and events in partnership with other supportive organizations, the North Dakota Women’s Business Center (NDWBC) creates a foundation for improving the economic situation for women across North Dakota.