In partnership with the SBA, VBOC equips veteran and active duty service members and their families with the resources to help them start, purchase, or grow their businesses. VBOC of the Dakotas serves the states of North Dakota and South Dakota. The main office is located in the Center for Innovation, Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center on the University of North Dakota Campus.
Meet the Staff
Wendy Klug is the program manager for the Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Dakotas that serves both North Dakota and South Dakota. She provides
entrepreneurial focused training workshops both on and off installations that teach
key concepts to starting, running, and operating a small business. Wendy also provides
no-cost advising, webinars, and subject specific workshops tailored around a community
or client’s interests and needs. She specializes in creating workshops and events
that are interesting, upbeat, and filled with vital information. Wendy has a creative
knack that allows her to assist with marketing, social media, and other business aspects
that involve creative thinking. She brings 15 plus years of teaching, over 10 years
of small business ownership with more than 5 years of small business consulting to
this program. Klug holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a
Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of North Dakota.
Marnie Schuschke is the VBOC of the Dakotas operations coordinator. Bringing 10 years of experience from the advertising industry, she specializes in marketing and supporting the program across our coverage area. Schuschke has several years of experience in a range of other industries - custom wood flooring and insurance to imports and property management - as well as an Honors Program Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from Bemidji State University.
VBOC of the Dakotas is part of UND's Center for Business Engagement and Development which also hosts the ND SBDC and ND PTAC programs through the Nistler College of Business and Public Administration.