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Center for Technology & Business Lends its Support to Small Business Saturday®

Driving Commerce to Small Businesses

Bismarck – Center for Technology & Business today announced its participation in this year’s Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 26th. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting local small businesses and strengthening and celebrating communities across the country.

Center for Technology & Business operates the North Dakota Women’s Business Center and the IDEA Center, fostering an en entrepreneurial environment through innovation, technology, training, leadership and business development. Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support North Dakota entrepreneurs and the small businesses that build our communities.

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 2015, 95 million consumers shopped at small businesses on Small Business Saturday and spent an estimated $16.2 billion at independent retailers and restaurants on the day, according to the 2015 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey.1 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, the jobs they help create, and the culture they instill in 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 firms with paid employees.

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