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Interested in becoming a Native American-owned business that is 8(a) certified with the Small Business Administration for increased contracting opportunities. Download this useful guide from the Small Business Administration.

Opening the Doors to Small Business Opportunities: Federal Contracting


Businesses interested in government contracting have mounds of paperwork to comply with government requirements. Here are some links that can help you as you embark on your compliance journey.

TERO (Tribal Employment Rights Office) By law, TERO requirements must be met to do business on any reservation. To learn about TERO ordinances, please contact your tribal agency. Visit the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission for a listing of tribal contacts.

Once you fulfill your requirements with TERO there are other business requirements you must meet.

Business Registrations - This site can help you determine which business structure is best suited for your business.

Small Business and Self-Employed IRS Resource - Links to major business subjects, such as Business Expenses. Lists information by business topics, or by business type such as sole proprietor, corporation, etc.

HUD Small and Disadvantaged Business Resource Guide - Great Resource for Small Businesses - Links to agencies helpful to business development.

State Procurement Office - Doing business with the government - If you intend to buy from, sell to, or do business with the State of North Dakota you need to register with the State Procurement Office.

North Dakota Secretary of State - Register your business. Downloads available; fillable forms. Download packet of material for new North Dakota businesses.

How to Protect your Idea - Patent & Trademark Office contact information.


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