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Small Business Saturday November 26, 2016

Everyone is ‘Showing Their Love’ for small businesses!

Small Business Saturday (SBS) was founded in 2010 in an effort to bring awareness and consumer dollars to small businesses during one of the busiest shopping season of the year. According to a SBS Consumer Insights Survey, consumers spent $16.2 billion in 2015 (up 14% from in 2014) “shopping small” at independently owned small businesses on this day! It is a day that communities come together to celebrate and show support of their local businesses.

Surprisingly, big businesses are supporting the small businesses! Forbes mentions that many big businesses understand that their customers are all the small businesses, from vendors to technology partners. There is a steady increase in their support and are proud to ‘show their love’ for the small businesses from social media to in-store specials and more!

Below is a link to show all the ways you can participate and prepare for Small Businesses Saturday and make the most of the season, or how to make the buying experience for your customers special:

Click here or go to:  https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-initiatives/small-business-saturday

Big retailers get Black Friday and online retailers get Cyber Monday…..now Small Businesses have Small Business Saturday! So get out, shop and dine at your favorite small business and enjoy the unique products and foods that they offer with the extraordinary service they all strive for, and Show Your Love!!!

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