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National Small Business Week 2017

North Dakota Women Owned Businesses Celebrate

April 30 - May 6 is National Small Business Week, recognizing the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners. According to the SBA, 98.8% of North Dakota firms are small businesses, 28% of which are women owned. Center for Technology & Business (CTB), which operates the North Dakota Women's Business Center is also calling attention to a new study of the Best States for Women Entrepreneurs in 2017. Fundera recognizes North Dakota in the number one spot with a 5-year growth in average revenue of Women Owned Businesses in North Dakota at 119.4% and $200,872. 

In recognition of this growth and in honor of National Small Business Week, CTB encourages consumers to be aware of the value that small businesses have locally and on the economy as a whole. A few businesses to consider supporting this week are the elite group of North Dakota Certified Women Owened Businesses. 

  • Briljent LLC
  • City Air Mechanical
  • Color Dynamics LLC
  • Crane Specialists
  • Dakotah Country Crane Service
  • Dakota Micro
  • Dakota Promotions & Printing LLC
  • DLN Consulting Inc
  • Dynamics Marketing
  • Earth-Kind
  • Howe Enterprises LLC
  • In Control, Inc.
  • INsight Consulting
  • JB RailRoad Contracting
  • Jost Construction
  • Juniper LLC
  • Kustom Machine
  • MGI Landscapes & Outdoor Living
  • New Dakota LLC
  • Nexus Innovations
  • Nordic Fiberglass
  • Nordic Needle
  • Northern Testing
  • Northland Concrete & Excavation
  • Posi Lock Puller
  • Premium Gold Flax Products
  • PSJM
  • Quills Corporate Consulting
  • Reliance Logistics
  • Results4U Promotions LLC
  • Right-A-Way Applicators
  • Roden Iron
  • S&S Promotional Group
  • Smartt Interior Construction
  • Spherion Staffing
  • Studio North
  • The Brandon Group LLC
  • Total Quality Maintenance
  • Van Horn Media

WOB Certification denotes that a woman (or women) has majority ownership and control of a business entity (at least 51%). This certification is conducted by Center for Technology & Business (CTB) who is solely authorized by the ND Department of Commerce to examine the applicants’ documentation and qualify the applicant for status as a Certified Women Owned Business in the State of North Dakota. Learn more at

Nationally, SBA is hosting a series of free webinars to help celebrate and you can tune in for the live-streaming webcasts of all events as they happen.

Tuesday, May 2

The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses 1pm CST 
The near-term outlook for the U.S. economy including the health of small businesses, consumer spending, housing prices and more.
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Wednesday, May 3

5 Fabulous Habits of Local Business Champions 1pm CST 
Learn how to go from being a local business owner to a local business chamption by having a consistent and accurate online presence across all sites; business profile full of rich content like videos, images and reviews; well-designed, easy-to-navigate website; business phone that's answered; solid social media marketing strategy.
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Wednesday, May 3

Grow Your Business Online 2pm CST 
People no longer "go" online, they live online. More than ever, it's important for businesses to show up in the critical moments when potential customers search for answers, products, and services they need.
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Thursday, May 4

The Future of Small Business Innovation 1:30pm CST 
Find out how some of the world's most successful companies are using innovation to propel business growth.
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Thursday, May 4

How to Write Your Email Content in 15 Minutes or Less 2:30pm CST 
With just about 15 minutes and an easy-fo-follow formula, you can kick writer's block to the curb and be confident that you'll know exactly what to say to create an effective email marketing message.
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Thursday, May 4

Find the Hidden Money in America 4:00pm CST 
There are so many hidden opportunities available to entrepreneurs, but many don't know where to look for them. If you don't take advantage of these opportunities, in the form of grants, contracts, government programs, and private sector resources, you are leaving money on the table.
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