How To Start A Business In North Dakota

Entrepreneurship in North Dakota

Opening In North Dakota

North Dakota natives have invented everyday objects from Cream of Wheat to flexible film. In fact, it's the first and only state to have a state owned bank. It's no wonder so many great entrepreneurs have come from North Dakota.



With people like Oliver Eide (founder of Eide Bailly), and Frederick Scheel (founder of Scheels All Sports) to look up to, the people of North Dakota love to lead entrepreneurial teams that change the world.



Home to thousands of acres of wheat, the peace garden state is a great place to start your small business.



Registering Your Business

Registering In North Dakota

Registering your business is one of the first steps to success.



And with North Dakota’s 135 dollar fee for starting an LLC, it's important you get it right.



Decide what kind of model is right for you (LLP, LLC, Corporation, Sole Proprietorship). Most small businesses start with an LLC. If you’d like an LLC, S-Corp, or C-Corp done for you, we’d be happy to do that on your behalf.

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Market Analysis

Analyzing North Dakota's Market

Before you start your business, look around to understand the market in North Dakota.



With an abundance of rich natural resources, North Dakota has a ton of business potential.



According to, North Dakota ranks an awesome 8th in the corporate tax rank.



Competitor Analysis

Another good way to understand North Dakota’s market is to visit your local Chambers of Commerce.

Chambers of Commerce


You can use your local chamber of commerce to identify opportunities and threats in your local community. It’s a great way to get started on the bottom 2 quadrants of your SWOT analysis.


We’d recommend looking through it and identifying competitors in your industry, and identify the points of parity you need to live up to, and how to better leverage your points of differentiation.


Labor Statistics

North Dakota is full of hard working people that can be amazing assets to your company.


Unemployment rate in North Dakota:


Information from North


Average annual salary in North Dakota:

70,067 dollars

33.69 dollars an hour

Information from Zip Recruiter


Education levels for residents of 25 and older:

High school degree or higher:



Bachelor degree or higher:



Information from World Population Review

Housing Market

Price index yearly growth: 7.83%


Medium house price: 193,900 dollars

National average house price: 269,039 dollars


General Advice

General Info For North Dakota

North Dakota is a unique place to start a business. We hope that the resources and points we brought up here will help you start a business there.


If you’d like to dive deeper into how to start a business, check out our much longer article How To Start A Business. Use both of them to get started on the right foot from day one.

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