CNMI Small Business Development Center Network

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The CNMI SBDCN promotes a business-friendly economic infrastructure in the community, builds entrepreneurial capacity and financial literacy within that community, and provides current and nascent small businesses with the technical assistance, counseling, training, and support they need to innovate, adapt, and grow.

The Network comprises the CNMI SBDC Lead Center on Saipan, the Rota SBDC Service Center, and the Tinian SBDC Service Center. Each SBDC office is housed at the Northern Marianas College campuses on each respective island. 

Saipan

Main As Terlaje Campus As Terlaje Saipan, MP 96950
(670) 237-6888

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm

Rota

NMC Rota Center Songsong Village Rota, MP 96952
(670) 532-9513

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm

Tinian

NMC Tinian Center San Jose Village Tinian, MP 96952
(670) 433-0657

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm

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CNMI SBDC and SBA Logo

The CNMI SBDCN promotes a business-friendly economic infrastructure in the community, builds entrepreneurial capacity and financial literacy within that community, and provides current and nascent small businesses with the technical assistance, counseling, training, and support they need to innovate, adapt, and grow.

The Network comprises the CNMI SBDC Lead Center on Saipan, the Rota SBDC Service Center, and the Tinian SBDC Service Center. Each SBDC office is housed at the Northern Marianas College campuses on each respective island. 

Saipan

Main As Terlaje Campus As Terlaje Saipan, MP 96950
(670) 237-6888

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm

Rota

NMC Rota Center Songsong Village Rota, MP 96952
(670) 532-9513

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm

Tinian

NMC Tinian Center San Jose Village Tinian, MP 96952
(670) 433-0657

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm

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https://marianas.ecenterdirect.com/

SEED to Sail

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Congratulations to the winners of CNMI Small Business Development Center Network’s SEED to Sail (Supporting Entrepreneurship & Economic Development) event! ?

Category One Winners

  1. Proa Award (1st Place) – Eddy Jo's Shrimp
  2. Tinanom Award (2nd Place) – Saipan Studio, LLC
  3. Dinekko' Award (3rd Place) – 6th Place BBQ

Category Two Winners

  1. Proa Award (1st Place) – Tech5ive dba Eats Easy and AP Solutions, LLC
  2. Inayik I Mane'e'ga' (Viewers Choice Award) – Tech5ive dba Eats Easy


This year's SEED to Sail event was done in collaboration with the University of Guam's Masters in Public Administration Program – CNMI graduating Class of 2023 at the Grandvrio Resort on Friday, Oct. 14. SEED to Sail is a guided experience for start-up and early-stage businesses to create and present a pitch to support their application to receive “seed money” to fund their small business venture. Participants will receive one-on-one counseling through the CNMI SBDC Network, build a viable business plan, and network with other small business owners and entrepreneurs in the community.

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Contact Information

CNMI SBDC LEAD CENTER: 

Nadine C. Deleon Guerrero, CNMI SBDC Network Director
nadine.deleonguerrero@marianas.edu 

Mercilynn K. Palec, CNMI SBDC Associate Network Director
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Charmaine R. Hofschneider, Administrative Office Manager
charmaine.hofschneider@marianas.edu 

CNMI SBDCN
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ROTA SBDC SERVICE CENTER: 

Diana Benavente Hocog, Interim Director 
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(670) 532-9513


TINIAN SBDC SERVICE CENTER: 

Benjamin Huk Borja, Director
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(670) 433-0657

Resources

Link to Revenue & Tax- https://finance.gov.mp/revenue-taxation.php

Link to Department of Commerce- https://commerce.gov.mp/

Link to Saipan Chamber of Commerce- www.saipanchamber.com 

Link to CNMI BOOST Program: boostcnmi.com 

 

Disclaimer

The CNMI Small Business Development Center Network (CNMI SBDCN) comprises the CNMI SBDC lead center located in Saipan, the Rota SBDC, and Tinian SBDC. CNMI SBDCN is partially funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Northern Marianas College. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author (s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Requests for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals with at least two weeks advance notice. For arrangements, please contact your local SBDC at P.O.Box 501250 Saipan, MP 96950, Tel: (670) 237-6888, or email charmaine.hofschneider@marianas.edu. Services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.