Small Business Saturday

November 26, 2016 - 1 minute read

Small Business Saturday began as an initiative by American Express in 2010 to support local businesses. We don’t want to forget to support the small businesses that play a vital role in our neighborhoods and lives.

So why isn’t Small Business Saturday a year-round event?

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Here are some facts about how small businesses make our world go ’round. 

  • 2/3 of all non-government jobs created in the government are from small businesses.
  • Pay Local Taxes – Circulating money help the community thrive.
  • Offer Better Services – Local retailers are more inclined to be flexible in policies and pricing, local companies can also provide one-on-one service that is often very difficult for corporate businesses.
  • Add Vibrancy – Small businesses are unique and add a distinct personality to their surrounding communities, bringing in more consumer traffic for the area

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Here is how you can support your local businesses!

  • Shop Local Retailers – don’t take them for granted!
  • Make Suggestions – local farmers and favorite local restaurant? Make the partnership.
  • User Reviews – Yelp can grow businesses as much as they can crush them.
  • Encourage others to visit your favorite businesses!

If you can’t make it out to your local community, then shop on Amazon! Amazon is a huge corporate business but it provides work and sales to thousands of small businesses. 83% of Amazon’s products are sold by third party retailers A.K.A small companies.

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