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North Dakota Certified Women Owned Businesses Celebrate

National Small Business Week

May 12-16 is National Small Business Week and a time to celebrate this growing business demographic in North Dakota. According to the SBA, small businesses represent 96 percent of all employers in North Dakota thus making them central to the health and well-being of the state. A state's ability to generate small businesses impacts gross state product, personal income, and employment.

One group of small business owners that are calling on their communities to be aware of the value that small businesses have locally and on the economy as a whole are the North Dakota Certified Women Owned Businesses (WOB). 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.

This elite group of women owned businesses include:

  • Ascend Management Innovations LLC
  • AWTY Logistics LLC
  • Bridget's Room LLC
  • City Air Mechanical
  • Color Dynamics LLC
  • Crane Specialists Inc
  • Dakota Promotions & Printing LLC
  • Dakotah Country Crane Service Inc
  • Deitz Business Promotions Inc
  • DL Enterprise Construction
  • DLN Consulting Inc
  • Dynamics Marketing Inc
  • Earth-Kind Inc
  • Elite Personnel Inc.
  • Harrison Machining & Assembly
  • Howe Enterprises LLC
  • Innovative Building Concepts LLC
  • InSight Consulting Inc
  • JB RailRoad Contracting Inc
  • Jill Eggl Lighting Design Studio LLC
  • Juniper LLC
  • Manangement, Clerical & Consulting Services LLC
  • Nexus Innovations
  • Nordic Fiberglass Inc
  • Northern Appraisal & Realty Inc
  • Northern Testing Inc
  • Posi Lock Puller Inc
  • PSJM Inc
  • Reliance Logistics Inc
  • Results4U Promotions LLC
  • RFS LLC
  • S&S Promotional Group Inc
  • Smartt Interior Construction
  • Studio North
  • T.K. Trucking LLC
  • Total Quality Maintenance Inc

According to the latest data from the Census Bureau Survey of Business Owners, approximately one fourth of businesses in North Dakota are woman owned. Although that might seem like a small percentage, the 2013 State of Women Owned Businesses Report by American Express places North Dakota as one of the states with the fastest growth in the number, employment and revenues of women owned businesses.

During National Small Business Week, CTB encourages you to patronize local businesses and support the small businesses that are invested in your community’s future. For more information, visit the ND Certified WOB Directory.

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

Monday, May 12

Smart Small Business Travel: Strategic Ways to Increase Your Return on Travel | 3-4pm CST | with Marriott and Visa
Despite the clear upside, many small business owners limit travel because of cost or a reluctance to be away from their business. Travel is an investment in your business. And like any investment, you want to maximize your return. Get advice and tips on how to do just that.
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Growing Your Business with Direct Mail | 5-6pm CST | with the United States Postal Service
Learn about the value direct mail offers as part of an overall marketing strategy. Gain insight on how mail can be used to acquire new customers, and establish relationships that keep them coming back.  
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Tuesday, May 13

Small Business: Big Benefits | 3-4pm CST | with Colonial Life
Choosing between offering a robust benefits package or cutting back on total offerings is a challenge for many small businesses. Learn about “voluntary benefits” that can allow you to strengthen your existing benefits packages at little or no additional cost.
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Wednesday, May 14

Achieving Big Customer Loyalty in a Small Business World: 10 Tips to Create A Killer Customer Loyalty Program | 2-3pm CST | with Manta
Learn about the best approaches to jump-start your small business’ customer loyalty program, including how to make sure that your program fits your business’ needs and how to get positive ROI from a digital customer loyalty program.
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Thursday, May 15

Practical Marketing – A Five-Step Marketing Program for Small Biz  | 2-3pm CST | with YP
Gain insight about how to get the most from your marketing time with a 5-step practical marketing plan focused on “doing” ­– not marketing theory. 
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