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Giveaway Winner: Nature of the North

Giveaway Winner: Nature of the North

We’re excited to share that the winner of our Startup Studio marketing giveaway is Nature of the North! Nature of the North focuses on growing Fargo-Moorhead’s outdoor community through a variety of events and workshops. It was founded in 2016 by Jon Walters, lover of nature and a Wisconsinite. After a few years of hosting workshops, they […]

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Harvest Profit Acquired By John Deere

Harvest Profit Acquired By John Deere

Our First Client To Go From Idea To Done to … Exit! On November 12, 2020, John Deere announced their acquisition of Harvest Profit, the maker of farm management software. The software helps farmers track their profits and losses in real time, giving farmers the numbers they need to make financial decisions. If you weren’t aware, this […]

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Reasons To Not Find An Investor

Reasons To Not Find An Investor

By Josh Christy Every startup is challenged with resources. Time, money, and expertise is required to get an idea to your first paying customer. It is easy to look at an investor as a quick path to solving the money problem, however, I’d challenge that it isn’t always the best path. After an investment you have […]

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Tasty New App In Beta Testing

Tasty New App In Beta Testing

Mystery Networking Creates New Business Connections Over Lunch By Erick Roder 10/8/20 Everyone in sales has run into this problem while networking: You go to a big local event with a few hundred people, you find a person you know, and then go eat nachos with them instead of meeting new people. You could also […]

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Pray For Gray Rebuilds Website With User Experience In Mind

Pray For Gray Rebuilds Website With User Experience In Mind

You might remember that over the 2019 holiday season we gave away a website to a local nonprofit, Pray for Gray. We’re happy to announce that their snazzy new site is officially live! We’d love it if you went and gave it a look. What Is Pray For Gray? Pray for Gray is a nonprofit organization […]

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Grants For Innovation In ND And MN

Grants For Innovation In ND And MN

Don’t Overlook Great Resources For Your Budding Business The Midwest might not be the first place people think of as a bustling area for entrepreneurs and inventive startups, but I’m sure if you’re reading this you probably know otherwise. There are programs that support both North Dakota and Minensota businesses in the form of guidance […]

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