Small Business Administration
657 Second Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58102
Hours of OperationThe Fargo office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by phone or email and in-person by appointment. Closed on all federal holidays.
SBA’s local Resource Partner Network – SCORE Mentors, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), Women’s Business Centers (WBCs), and Veteran’s Business Outreach Centers (VBOCs) – extend our reach, offering free or low-cost mentoring, counseling, and training to help you start-up and thrive at all stages of business. They can help you plan your business, conduct market research, analyze your competition, and secure funding.
Visit sba.gov/local-assistance to find an SBA Resource Partner near you.
The SBA also works with community development organizations and approved lenders to offer microloans and SBA-guaranteed loans. For lenders, SBA-backed loans mean reduced risk. For you, our funding programs result in competitive terms, lower down payments, and flexible overhead requirements.
Use our online Lender Match tool to find an SBA Lender that’s right for your business: sba.gov/lendermatch.
The U.S. government buys all types of products and services, and is required by law to provide opportunities for small businesses. So, federal contracting may be one tool to help your business grow.
View our Contracting Guide at sba.gov/federal-contracting to get started.
It may be easier to expand your market than you think. Even small businesses can get into exporting with the help of mentors and modern technology. Learn more at sba.gov/exporting.
Each year, SBA provides billions of dollars in low-interest, long-term disaster loans directly to small businesses, homeowners, and renters located in declared disaster areas.
A disaster can happen without warning. Prepare your small business with the SBA’s preparedness resources and information.
SBA also makes economic injury disaster loans available to small nonfarm businesses when the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture designates an agricultural disaster. These loans can help offset reduced revenue caused by dependence on farmers & ranchers that have suffered ag production losses.
In addition, SBA's Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (MREIDL) program can help you keep your small business running in the event you or an essential employee is called up to active duty.
Visit sba.gov/disaster to find disaster assistance and learn how to prepare your business for emergencies.