small businesses

Donald Trump Jr. Calls Out Joe Biden’s Economic Plan

The President's son hosted a press call with Trump Victory to give his thoughts on the plan.

WASHINGTON – In a 20 minute call with journalists, Donald Trump Junior took a number of shots at Joe Biden’s economic plan. Donald Trump Junior said Biden’s plan would destroy employment numbers and small businesses. He also says it would hurt middle class families. “The reality is that Joe Biden is not capable of making those decisions himself. His track…

Governor Walz approves $62 million for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Businesses with 50 or less employees can apply for up to $10,000.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill on Tuesday approving $62 million in grants for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The bill includes $60 million from the federal CARES Act and $2.5 million from DEED’s Emergency Loan Program. Half of the funding will go to Greater Minnesota businesses, at least $10 million will go to minority-owned businesses, $2.5 million…

North Dakota Cyber Attacks on the Rise

Those attacks aren't limited to just the state, as phishing attacks are also on the rise against small businesses in our region, including in rural areas.

FARGO, ND — Cyber attacks in North Dakota are on the rise according to the North Dakota Information Technology Department. Attacks have rocketed to more than 15 million per month against the state. Those attacks aren’t limited to just the state, as phishing attacks are also on the rise against small businesses in our region, including in rural areas. I-T…

“Boost with Facebook” Teaches Local Businesses How to Grow Online

More than 230 local business owners gathered at the Avalon Events Center

FARGO, N.D. — Amanda Rydell has co–owned her vintage rental business for a couple of years. But her two business partners aren’t lifelong friends or former colleagues. “We were friends on Instagram, and then we just realized how much of a passion we have for the same thing, and then all connected and put our business plan together and started…

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Visits North Dakota, Meets with Local Leaders

Leaders discussed healthcare and the workforce shortage

FARGO, N.D. — Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta made a stop in North Dakota with Senator Kevin Cramer and Governor Doug Burgum to meet with local leaders. Secretary Acosta highlighted association health plans, which lets small businesses come together to get healthcare coverage as if they are a single employer. People who are self–employed also qualify, and plans can’t be different because…

Small Businesses Celebrate “Plaid Friday,” an Alternative to Black Friday

If you wear plaid to some stores, you can get a special discount

FARGO, N.D. — If you’re not into the crowds at big–box stores and still want to get some shopping done, there’s a twist to Black Friday. Several businesses downtown are taking part in Plaid Friday. If you wear plaid to participating stores, you can get a special discount. Plaid Friday is a national movement bringing more awareness to small businesses in…

Pride of North Dakota Supports Local Entrepreneurs

Businesses are selling everything from popcorn to windchimes

FARGO, ND — Now is your chance to support North Dakota business owners and get your holiday shopping done all in one.  More than ten local entrepreneurs have set up shop at the Pride of North Dakota in West Acres Mall. You can find everything from popcorn, to wind chimes and all-natural, muscle relief sprays. Some businesses have been coming to…