Support Local Businesses
The SBA reminds you to #ShopSmall
The U.S. Small Business Administration is encouraging Americans to support local communities by shopping at small businesses on Saturday, November 27, 2021, and throughout the holiday season.
This year, small businesses need consumer support more than ever as they navigate, retool, and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Small businesses are the anchors in our local communities, playing a vital role in the economy.
Consumers have been more than eager to jump on board and support their local small business community. Last year, the U.S. Small Business Administration reported Americans spent nearly $20 billion on Small Business Saturday, and in the years before that, consumers spent a cumulative $100 billion-plus on this shopping holiday.
America’s entrepreneurs serve a critical role in supporting local job creation and a healthy local economy. According to the Small Business Administration, nearly half of all America’s workers are either employed by a small business or own a small business. Nationally, two out of three new jobs are created by small business.
Who is FIBT?
First International Bank & Trust (FIBT) is a full-service, family-owned, independent community bank serving a wide range of communities across North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Arizona.