Celebrating women-owned businesses during National Women’s Small Business Month

Nationwide, nearly 2,000 new women-owned businesses start up each day.

As we kick off the month of October, it also marks the start of National Women’s Small Business Month. In honor of this month, we talked to some local business owners.

John MacMartin, president of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce, says that while he doesn’t know the exact number of women-owned businesses in the area, there are quite a few.

“There certainly are a lot of women-owned businesses here in town and it’s great to see their effect on our economy,” MacMartin said.

Margie Bolton is the owner of Margie’s Art Glass Studio in downtown Minot.

The studio offers window restorations, a coffee bar and ceramic paint-your-own-pottery.

She says that after raising three children, she didn’t want to work for anyone else when it was time for her to return to work.

“I wouldn’t want to start my own business with little children because it is…

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