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Center for Technology & Business lends its support to Small Business Saturday® and drives commerce to North Dakota small businesses.

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Bismarck – November 17, 2015 – Center for Technology & Business today announced its participation in this year’s Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 28th. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses.

Center for Technology & Business (CTB) builds North Dakota’s economic future by fostering an entrepreneurial environment through innovation, technology, training, leadership and business development. CTB operates the IDEA Center, which is one of five certified Entrepreneurial Centers in North Dakota, as well as the North Dakota Women’s Business Center. Through the Women’s Business Center, CTB conducts Woman Owned Business Certifications for North Dakota and is proud to serve the 35 businesses that currently hold this elite status.

Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. In 2014, nearly 3,000 Neighborhood Champions rallied local businesses and created events and activities to drive shopping at small businesses around the country. The day was also championed by elected officials in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., including President Obama.

Center for Technology & Business recognizes the importance of supporting small businesses across North Dakota, the jobs they help create, and the culture they instill in our local communities. According to the U.S. Small Businesses Administration, as of 2014, small businesses nationwide accounted for 63% of net new private-sector jobs created and represented 99.7% of all employer firms.

Merchants and consumers can learn more about Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com and the official Small Business Saturday Facebook page.