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posted on 6 November 2017
2017 Market Review – Reflecting on the Economic Indicators
As we approach the end of 2017, many businesses are starting or even wrapping up their budgets and plans for 2018. Key components of that process include evaluating the business performance and economic indicators of the past year, forming hypotheses and projections for the coming year and formulating plans to guide the business decisions moving forward.
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posted on 16 October 2017
Craig’s Small Engine Repair – 30 Years Working in God-Given Talent
On June 1, 2017, Craig and Rena Helberg and their twelve children celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of their family business, Craig’s Small Engine Repair. A month ago, the couple were recognized as the Existing Business of the Year by the Small Business Development Center in Williston at their annual awards banquet hosted in partnership with Williston Economic Development.
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posted Kevin Penner on 29 September 2017
The Captain Class – A Contrarian Look at Leadership
We all have teams we want to succeed, a group of people united by a common cause, trying to achieve a common goal. We root for them, monitor their progress, celebrate their victories and analyze their failures. We all have experienced the seeming never ending cycle of good times and bad times.
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posted on 4 September 2017
Peltons – Brewing Up Great Hospitality
Aaron and Angie Pelton oversee the operations of five restaurants, a craft brewery and more than 250 employees in Watford City and Williston, North Dakota and Sidney, Montana. It’s a picture they could not have envisioned less than ten years ago when they were lured back to Aaron’s hometown to manage a fledgling restaurant.
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posted Jeff Zarling on 13 August 2017
SBDC - A Catalyst for Business Development
Creating and growing a business is a complex endeavor comprised of many challenges and opportunities that requires a great deal of effort and persistence. Business developers must address topics from organizational structure, financing and product and service development, to staffing, accounting and much more.
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posted Jeff Zarling on 20 July 2017
Strike Zone & Sports  Den Bar – Where Passion  Meets Opportunity
It’s been just over two and a half years since Brad and Leisha Peterson took over ownership and operation of the bowling alley formerly known as Million Dollar Lanes on Second Avenue West often referred to as Million Dollar Way. The name, Strike Zone, is only one of the many changes the new owners have made. The pair has been on a continuous path of improvements since taking over the business. It’s not the first time for them in retail or in business ownership.
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posted Jeff Zarling on 30 June 2017
US Commercial Service – Helping You Expand Internationally
Foreign trade has been a hot topic since then candidate Trump made it a key talking point in his campaign for President. Foreign trade is also a key component of the North Dakota economy as the state exported $3.95 billion in 2016.
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posted Jeff Zarling on 19 June 2017
Bubbas Bubbles
To know David Hill is to know him as Bubba. Bubba is a gregarious, fun-loving man. He’s also a ‘get-to-the-point’ business man who likes to seize opportunities when he sees them. In 2008, he pulled the trigger on the purchase of the Village Laundry and Wash House that provided wash and fold as well as coin-operated laundry services.