First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. This year, November 27th is the first ever Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy & preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the United States. Join Facebook group here.
Four Reasons to Support Small Business:1. Your Community - For every $100 spent at local small businesses, $68 returns to the community. (Civic Economics)
2. Employment - Small businesses employ half of all private sector employees. (Small Business Administration)
3. The Economy - Small businesses represent 99.7% of all employer firms. (Small Business Administration)
4. Local Jobs - For every year over the last decade, 60-80% of new jobs were generated by small businesses. (Small Business Administration)