Business startup workshop planned for Oct. 20

The annual event is for those looking to start their own business and will be held in Mandan, North Dakota.

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MANDAN, N.D. • Mandan is offering its 10th Annual Business Start-Up 101 Workshop on Thursday, Oct. 20. Anyone thinking about getting into business for themselves is welcome to attend.

The workshop is for anyone exploring the idea of opening a business. The audience will drive discussion. Resource partners will touch on business planning, financing and real estate decisions. A panel of entrepreneurs will share insights about starting and growing businesses in Mandan and the surrounding area.

The free session runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Community Credit Union, 4614 Memorial Highway. For program details and to sign up, visit or call 667-3478.

Nathan and Theresa Dessonville, Third Day Family Farms; Joshua Gendron, Lincoln Repair; Renee Murrish, Signature Events; and Katie Bowers, Just You Studios; will be among Mandan business owners offering stories and advice.

The Mandan Tomorrow – Economic Opportunity and Prosperity Committee hosts the event with assistance from the Mandan Business and Communications Development Department and Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC.


The workshop, which includes a number of sponsors, is part of a series of business education and outreach activities. Next on the docket for the city is the 2023 Business Pitch Challenge. Entries are due Jan. 26, 2023. Live presentations by finalists are scheduled for March 23, 2023. More information is available at .

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