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Brian Rinke | Jodee Bock | Harlan Goerger

list courtesy of Brian Rinke | Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant with Sagency

1 |  To create an actionable strategic plan for growth and increased profits
2 |  To help you define key objectives and a clear vision for your business
3 |  To provide the accountability and support that will propel your success
4 |  To create systems that produce consistent and predictable results
5 |  To spend more time as the business owner and less time as the business operator
6 |  To have an objective opinion from an experienced and trusted advisor
7 |  To help you stay on track, prioritize and better manage your time
8 |  To create a team you can count on and one that believes in your vision
9 |  To relieve the bottleneck in your production, which impedes output
10 |  To improve internal communication, ensuring everyone understands
11 |  To improve efficiency, productivity and customer satisfaction
12 |  To encourage you to reach beyond what is familiar and comfortable

Paul Smith

ND Small Business Development Center


Member since May 5, 2017

Meet Paul

Paul Smith, MS, EDFP

As regional director of the Fargo ND Small Business Development Centers, Paul helps entrepreneurs and small business owners in Cass, Steele and Traill counties to start, manage and grow their companies through providing confidential and free business advising services, technical assistance and connections with other resource providers.

He has helped hundreds of small business owners in a range of industries to register their business, write winning business plans, develop detailed financial projections, research market trends, analyze business financial performance, buy and sell businesses, and obtain funding to fuel business startup and expansion. Of all ND small businesses which have received SBDC services during the past 5 years, 90% are still in business.  

Paul has more than 25 years of business and consulting experience in a diverse range of industries, which include: Financial services, retail, manufacturing, technology, transitional management, agribusiness, customer service, engineering, consulting, non-profit, healthcare, agency and media.   

Paul has lived in Fargo since 1992. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Lawrence University and a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University. He also earned his Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification.

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Matt Magness

MN SBDC / Offutt School of Business


Member since Aug 8, 2017

Meet Matt

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) were created in 1980 with a simple goal in mind: to help small businesses start, grow, and succeed. In general, the West Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center (WC MN SBDC) provides over 3,500 hours of no-cost business consulting to over 250 clients on a yearly basis. The WC MN SBDC assists in securing over $14 million in investment capital annually. The nine counties we serve are Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin. The WC MN SBDC is a public and private partnership supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Concordia College and other local partners.


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