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Investing In Main Street North Dakota

Mainvest and the North Dakota Small Business Development Centers have partnered to support the local small business ecosystem by allowing the community to invest directly into their local small businesses while providing access to capital for entrepreneurs across the state.

Sign up to raise funds for your business or be alerted to new investment opportunities in North Dakota small businesses.

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How It Works: Businesses

Mainvest makes it simple to access funding on founder-friendly terms from community investors.

  • Sign Up: Join dozens of small businesses raising growth and expansion capital through investment from the North Dakota community and beyond.

  • Structure Your Raise: Work directly with Mainvest's team to structure your campaign terms and prepare a fundraising strategy.

  • Raise Funds: Mobilize your community while gaining access to Mainvest's existing investor network of 30,000+ community investors who have invested in over 300 local businesses across the county.

  • Repay Investors: Quarterly repayments are handled directly through the platform. Investors become loyal customers and help spread the word about your North Dakota-based small business to the community.

Join our program kickoff webinar on October 3rd to learn more!

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How It Works: Investors

Through Mainvest, you can invest in businesses in your community, supporting local entrepreneurs while earning potential returns. Build strong connections in your neighborhood while building your portfolio.

  • Sign Up: Create an investor profile and you'll be notified when businesses launch in your community.

  • Invest: New regulations allow anyone to invest. Explore terms, learn about the offering and discover risk disclosures. Add local businesses & real estate investment opportunities to your portfolio with just a few clicks. Most businesses target 10-25% returns, paid out quarterly as a share of revenue.

  • Earn Returns: Each quarter, businesses report revenue. Get returns right to your wallet to withdraw or re-invest back into other local businesses.

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Helpful resources for North Dakotans looking to raise funds or invest:

How is all of this possible? Small business crowdfunding was made legal in 2015 by the Regulation Crowdfunding model (RegCF, or Title III of the JOBS Act). This has empowered hundreds of entrepreneurs on Mainvest who have raised over $30M from 30k+ investors across experience and income levels.

📓 Introduction to RegCF


💰 The Revenue Sharing Note

📚 Educational Materials

🚨 Support Center

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Small Business Builds North Dakota


of North Dakota businesses are small businesses


best state in America to start a business.


Best state in America for economic opportunity.

Small businesses are the heart of North Dakota’s economy and social scene. These businesses create jobs, wealth, and opportunity for the North Dakota workers and residents. Small businesses also strengthen the city’s neighborhoods by providing goods and services and contributing to our vibrant, connected, social and civic life.

"I really liked working with Mainvest because not only did they provide a much-needed service, but their teams' support was amazing throughout the entire process.” -Scott Brezina, founder of Pansy Plants in Fargo, ND, who raised $25,000 on Mainvest