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Paul Smith

Fargo Center Director ND Small Business Development Center
1854 NDSU Research Circle North Suite 7 Fargo ND 58102 United States Work #: (701) 499-5273 Cell #: (701) 429-8423 Member since: May 5, 2017 Website: NDSBDC.org
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Biographical Info

Hometown: Elk Grove Village, IL
St. Viator High School
Northwestern University
Lawrence University
Member 158 | May 5, 2017

 

Paul has a passion to help entrepreneurs and small business owners. In his current role, he assists founders to start, manage and grow their companies through providing no-cost, confidential business advising services and training in a variety of areas, which include: Business setup/registration, business planning, market research, financial projections and analysis, funding your venture, buying and selling a business and succession and exit planning.

In 2019, he was named ND ‘State Star’ award winner, which recognizes exemplary performance, strong commitment to small business, and significant contribution to the SBDC network. He also is a regular contributing writer to FargoINC! magazine.

He recently earned his Accredited Business Intermediary certification (ABI) in addition to his Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) and Certified Value Growth Advisor (CVGA) certifications. He is a SBA export-certified advisor.

Before joining the ND SBDC in 2015, Paul worked in a diverse range of industries, which included: Financial services, retail, manufacturing, technology, transitional management, agribusiness, customer service, engineering, consulting, healthcare, agency and media.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Lawrence University and a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University.

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Paul and his family live in Fargo, ND.

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